Elon Musk’s Boring Company will sell huge LEGO bricks from excavated rock

What’s the Boring Company going to do with all the rock it excavates while digging tunnels? Elon Musk wants to sell it to you in “LEGO-like” kits.


The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s venture that aims to solve traffic congestion with underground tunnels that would transport cars on “electric skates” at high speeds, excavates tons of rock in the process of digging tunnels.

What’s the company to do with all that rock? Musk wants to hollow it out, cut it into “lifesize” and “LEGO-like” pieces, and sell it to you in kits that you can use to create buildings and sculptures.

New Boring Company merch coming soon. Lifesize LEGO-like interlocking bricks made from tunneling rock that you can use to create sculptures & buildings. Rated for California seismic loads, so super strong, but bored in the middle, like an aircraft wing spar, so not heavy.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2018

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