On the pain scale, there are few things like an unexpected barefoot step on a Lego brick. Enter Lego, which announced on Twitter on April 1, 2021, that its forthcoming “SmartBricks” could automatically clear a path if your foot gets too close:
Never step on a LEGO brick again! SmartBricks, coming soon… pic.twitter.com/enRuvdGYjP
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) April 1, 2021
This, unfortunately, was not a real product.
Although Lego has not outright admitted that this was an April Fools’ Day joke, a few tweets from the toy company, as well as the laws of physics, strongly hint that these sentient bricks exist only in the imagination: