For Sale: The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind

Call­ing all par­ents with a hedge fund–or big trust fund. If you real­ly love your kids (wink), you can let them play with the build­ing blocks that once belonged to young Albert Ein­stein. Accord­ing to Ein­stein’s own sis­ter, Albert used these blocks to build “com­pli­cat­ed struc­tures” dur­ing his child­hood in Ger­many, sow­ing the seeds of his cre­ativ­i­ty. Now, after hav­ing been recent­ly auc­tioned off by Einstein’s descen­dants, they’re being sold online for $160,000–plus $3 ship­ping with­in the US). Abe­Books, the online ven­dor of rare books and ephemera–has a blog post with more infor­ma­tion on this col­lectible.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Free Online Physics Cours­es

Albert Ein­stein Impos­es on His First Wife a Cru­el List of Mar­i­tal Demands

Lis­ten as Albert Ein­stein Reads ‘The Com­mon Lan­guage of Sci­ence’ (1941)

The Musi­cal Mind of Albert Ein­stein: Great Physi­cist, Ama­teur Vio­lin­ist and Devo­tee of Mozart

Albert Ein­stein Archive Now Online, Bring­ing 80,000+ Doc­u­ments to the Web

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