Is Lego Making ‘SmartBricks’ That Can’t Be Stepped On?

Unfortunately, self-clearing Legos are still a thing of the future.

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Lego SmartBricks
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Lego developed "SmartBricks" that move out of the way before you step on them.

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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:

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: