Transforming robots are the coolest—we can all agree on that. But keeping an Optimus Prime figurine on your desk? Probably not the best way to score a promotion. Opt instead for this Rubik’s Cube-like robot, inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. Its hardwood frame can hold any number of poses—and when big clients come by the office, simply fold into an unassuming cube, and no one’s the wiser.
How it Works
Sustainable cherry wood ensures durability, while elastic band “muscles” make for a limitless number of potential poses. Hat’s off if you have the puzzle-solving prowess to collapse the robot back to its perfect 2.5-inch cube state—it’s not as tough as a Rubik’s, but will definitely take some practice.
How to Use
Bend the Cubebot frame into various action stances, then fold into a cube when you’re done. Use as a desktop accent, paperweight, or gift to your favorite three-year-old.
Sustainably Harvested Cherry Wood