After hats and flamethrowers, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has announced the latest product to finance their infrastructure projects: LEGO-like blocks made out of rocks dug out of the company’s tunnels to build houses and other structures.
The Boring company is working on deploying ‘Loop’ and ‘Hyperloop’ transit systems in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Maryland.
They plan to build those major infrastructure projects without using any public funds and it isn’t clear how they will raise the capital needed.
Musk has been jokingly talking about using the funds from selling Boring Company-branded hats, flamethrowers, and other upcoming products.
While it first sounded like a joke, they have now sold tens of millions worth of those products and the latest one seems to be of an even bigger scale and could be a sustainable product line.
The CEO made the announcement last night:
He added that it will first be available in kits to recreate ancient Egypt structures:
But he also said that it could be used to easily build housing:
Musk didn’t specify when those ‘Boring Bricks’ will be available beyond saying that they are coming “soon”.
But the company probably already has plenty of material to build those bricks since they have reportedly already completed a 305-feet (100 meters) tunnel with an entrance in SpaceX’s parking lot in Hawthorne and they are currently working to extend the tunnel by 2 miles in Hawthorne toward the Los Angeles International Airport.
Last week, we saw a video of a Tesla Model X pulling 250,000 lbs of muck rail cars out of the Boring Company’s tunnel – pictured above.
It will be interesting to see how this latest product turns out since it could certainly be much more sustainable than hats and flamethrowers.
They could set up shop next to every new project where they are digging and it would create jobs and additional revenue for the company.
Furthermore, this trend of easy to build structures seems to be picking up steam with more advanced 3D printing and pre-fab technologies.
It looks like the Boring Company might be getting onboard. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.