Method Design Lab creates Stix Toy Gun

Method Design Lab has worked with gift brand Firebox to create the Stix Toy Gun, a self-assembly elastic band toy gun kit.

Ready, aim, fire!
Ready, aim, fire!

The product comprises a birch wood body panel and a number of rubber bands, which can be used as ammunition and to affix twigs, which users must find themselves, to the main part of the gun.

Method Design Lab was founded in 2011 as a collaboration between Central Saint Martins art college and consultancy Method.

The Stix gun kit
The Stix gun kit

Stix was created by CSM product design graduate Colin O’Dowd, who also designed the packaging. It aims to encourage children to build their own toys using materials foraged from nature.

The Stix Toy Gun is the first in a range of ‘build to play’ products that will launch during 2014.

Yann Mathias, co-founder of Method Design Lab says, ‘The Stix range is a back-to-basics concept that reminds us of an era when things were simpler.’

Stix gun ready for action
Stix gun ready for action

Santiago Matheus, managing director of Method and co-founder of Method Design Lab, adds that the lab has a ‘number of products in development and set to launch over the next 12 months’.

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