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Lego model of Tesla Cybertruck

"The Lego version is better looking and far more practical"

In this week's comments update, readers are impressed with Lego's take on the Cybertruck, but skeptical about a chair made from a cardboard box.

Bricking it: commenters are divided over Lego's take on Elon Musk's Tesla Cybertruck, which the toy brand made to mock the blocky design of the electric pickup truck.

"Say what you will, but the Lego version is better looking and far more practical," said Alan.

Benny agreed: "I'll take it. Not quite a spaceship(!), but it's so futuristic! Everyone knows rectangles are better than triangles."

Richard, on the other hand, expected more from the toy brand: "C’mon Lego! You can do better than that. How about a proper Lego Cybertruck in kit form? I’m sure Tesla would give the thumbs up. Get with the times Lego and don’t mock the future."

"I'm always blown away by the work of these talented Lego sculptures, I've tried three times already this morning to recreate this and just cannot do it," joked Pat Swain.

This reader was more concerned about safety:

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Don't Take This The Wrong Way cardboard box chair

Outside the box: readers think that Savannah studio Donttakethisthewrongway's design for a chair, which is made from a "carefully-engineered" cardboard box, shouldn't be considered as real design.

“So basically what kids have been doing for years?” said Trish.

"How boring to simply re-imagine a box as a chair. Every four-year-old I know re-imagines their boxes as spaceships, castles, and time machines," pointed out Benny.

"You didn’t mention the cost of this over-engineered, exclusive design," added Kathy. "Surely a year of prototyping has added to the cost of a cardboard box, which is currently around $2.48 at my local Home Depot."

"I'll be looking forward to the table(s) that go with this piece," joked Bob Paterson.

Meanwhile, one reader was too distracted by what was underneath the chair:

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Queens Library at Hunter's Point by Steven Holl Architects

Access denied: readers debate on the class action lawsuit that Hunters Point Library in New York's Long Island City has been sued over for its "total disregard" of people with mobility disabilities.

"As a wheelchair user can I be the first to say, buwahaha," said Daniel Brown. I see absolutely no reason for a modern public library to not be entirely accessible. What a disgrace and a farce of a design. If a library – a building whose very aim is education for all – can't be made accessible to all, then sorry but this is a failure of a design."

"If they need a book from those shelves they should just ask," grumbled Geoff

"Not being able to access three shelves of books is no different than not being able to access the ladder shelves in the NYC main library," added catcassidy. "There is no problem with the design. There is a problem with the culture. I hope they lose this lawsuit, but I fear they will win."

At least one reader agreed with Daniel: "So it's alright that they can't browse the books like everyone else is entitled to? Or should the librarian bring them the entire three floors of books (not shelves – floors)? I'm sure that the librarians have nothing better to do than to act as gophers for people who are barred from accessing the floors themselves."

Another reader was shocked the design was ever approved:

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Principal Tower by Foster + Partners in Principal Place, London, UK

Bored rigid: commenters are unimpressed by the design of a luxury residential skyscraper designed by Foster + Partners.

"Another boring F+P lump of glass and steel. Tired construction methods, inefficient glass boxes and anodyne interior," said Steve Callanan.

“We really have killed the word 'luxury'," bemoaned Will M Sea.

Eric McBride saw it as a symbol of inequality: "Nice skyhouse for the top one per cent of the top one per cent. What good is an expanding economy if it only benefits 10,000 richest people in the world?"

Chris Brown agreed: "Most people living in London can't afford these properties. It begs the question, who are these properties sold to and who rents them?"

This reader would rather take his money elsewhere:

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