In the last month or so, we've both moved and has Christmas at the new house. With all the moving boxes around and a gift-giving opportunity coming up, I thought it would be a good time to get Christophe some Box Rivets:
They're pretty easy to use -- just take two halves, rotate them so that they're 90-degrees off-axis from one another, and push closed. It takes a good amount of force to close, but that also means that they won't pop open on you easily once assembled, which is important.
I was imagining that we might build a fort or castle, but I started talking it out with Christophe and it became clear that he wanted a space ship. So he and I and Pierrette built a large spaceship out of moving boxes and box rivets:
There's a long central axis with a side passage and some larger spaces on both ends, as well as a few doors and a 'shooter' tube:
The central tunnel is fairly long:
The side passage has a larger space with coloured transparent skylights and a pop-open access point:
He seems to like it -- now he wants to invite friends over to play in it with him. So, if you find yourself moving, or otherwise in possession of a lot of cardboard boxes, I can happily recommend box rivets as a way to put those boxes together into a fort.