Giant kite made with 1700 3D printed connectors

It’s an enormous, beautiful, flying . . . cube.

The phrase “flying cube” does not initially bring to mind something beautiful, but this experimental kite certainly is. If the pictures don’t convince you, watch the video below. It is remarkable how something so large and, well, block-like can be so graceful. I normally avoid using words like “enchanting,” but I think it is applicable here.

The kite, Three Cube Colliding, was designed by Alex Sash Reading with Ivan Morison and fabricated and engineered by Queen and Crawford. It is made from 1700 3D printed connectors, carbon fiber rods, and aerospace fabric.

Three Cubes Colliding from Jimandtonic on Vimeo.