Ecobrick Milstein Modules are the easiest, fastest, and perhaps the most fun, ecobrick application.

 

Its easy to make versatile, durable and tremendously practical indoor furniture that can be used in any way you need it.  Milstein Modules can be used individually as seats or combined like LEGO to create two dimensional horizontal surfaces like tables, beds, benches and more (for vertical LEGO see Dieleman Ecobrick Modules).  To make the modules we use silicone sealant.  Silicone is different from plastic (it doesn’t degrade into toxins) yet it bonds ecobricks strongly together.

It is important to use these modules as indoor furniture.  Ecobricks should never be exposed to the sun. Ultra violet (UV) rays will gradually photo-degrade the plastic bottle. After only two or three years, the brittle bottle will crack and burst, releasing all our hard packed plastic!  Not good.  Keeping plastic indoors and out of the sun will prevent this problem.

How to Make Ecobrick Modules

Step 1

Lay bottles on a perfectly flat surface. Ensure all bottles are the same size. Arrange a color pattern with caps and bottle bottoms. Silicone junction points. Press together. Let dry 25 hours.

Use silicone sealand sparingly to bond bottles

Glue bottles together into triangle and hexagon modules.  We use silicone sealant, which is an inert glue that allows the ecobricks to be firmly attached (yet removeable with a knife so that if a module is damaged, you can take apart the ecobricks and use them again).  Silicone sealant can be found just about anywhere for not too much.  Use sparingly, because it will make a super strong bond.

Step 2

If you have used bottles of identical brand, the hexagon module top will fit perfectly into the triangular module bottom.

Combine modules vertically and horizontally

Lay bottles out on a perfectly flat surface. Ensure all bottles are the same brand and same size. Arrange a color pattern with caps and bottle bottoms. Silicone junction points. Press together.  Allow the modules to dry two hours before moving them.  Allow 24 hours before using them.  Combine modules vertically and horizontally.

 Step 3

If you have used bottles of identical brand, the hexagon module top will fit perfectly into the triangular module bottom.  Make a lot more modules.  Experiment with module size and back-to-back modules.  Make cool stuff!

Triangle Modules

These are the most basic ecobrick modules. Made with 12 ecobricks they can serve as stools or be connected to hexagon modules to build vertically. Larger triangle modules can be made with 24 ecobricks.

Hexagon Module

Made with 19 Ecobricks, these modules make the best stools.  Hexagon modules can combine them like honey-comb.  Use them to build tables, stages, walls and more. 



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