DE102014119578A1 - Building block and kit - Google Patents

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DE102014119578A1
DE102014119578A1 DE102014119578.7A DE102014119578A DE102014119578A1 DE 102014119578 A1 DE102014119578 A1 DE 102014119578A1 DE 102014119578 A DE102014119578 A DE 102014119578A DE 102014119578 A1 DE102014119578 A1 DE 102014119578A1
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The invention relates to a block and a kit of several such blocks. The module has a body with at least one socket side (2), whose outer surface (20) has at least one opening (26) forming a socket (21), and at least one plug (11) which fits into a socket of a socket side (2). an identically designed further block can be plugged to form a plug connection. The opening (26) has a curved opening edge (261), which is designed in such a way that in aligned juxtaposition of the female side (2) to one or more identically designed further female sides of one or more other blocks, curved curved edges (261, 291) lined up in pairs adjacent bushes (21) form a continuous, undulating line (295), in particular a sinusoidal line, extending over or over a plurality of the bush sides (2).

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  • The invention relates to building blocks, which can be interconnected by means of plug-in connections and thus assembled to form larger structures.
  • Such devices can be used for example for the production of models in the planning of workpieces, facilities or buildings. With appropriate dimensioning of the blocks, they can also be used to form home furnishings, interiors or even buildings or parts of buildings by simple connectors. The use as a toy is possible. US3005282A shows a known example of composable building blocks with parallelepiped bodies. Each body has recesses on a first side surface and nubs on a second side surface opposite the first side surface. Two identically designed components of this type can be connected to one another by means of a plug connection by inserting the studs of one component into the recesses of the other component.
  • The disadvantage of such components is that they can only be connected to one another at these mutually opposite side surfaces. As a result, the structures that can be produced with such building blocks are limited in their diversity. In addition, it is difficult to expand existing structures, as they must be at least partially disassembled before. More flexible structures can be involved DE1603668A1 composing known components, which also have depressions on end faces, which are arranged perpendicular to the first and the second side surface. As a result, further components can also be connected to these end faces by means of plug connections.
  • From DE1603668A1 However, known blocks have on each side only a depression or a knob, so that the blocks can be inserted centered only against each other. In addition, the structures formed therefrom are relatively unstable, since a module is connected to a neighboring module only by a single connection. Far more flexibility for stable connections can be found in the CN2698429Y shown blocks. Such a module has on a first side surface two connectors arranged along a side diagonal and two square holes arranged along the second side diagonal. The holes can each receive a plug of a similar block to make a plug connection between the two blocks. The other five side surfaces each have four such holes.
  • This structure has the advantage that a module with its first side surface can be plugged into all side surfaces of another component, since the necessary holes are present on all six side surfaces of the other component. However, such components are very complex in their production, since each component itself must be composed of several individual parts, namely the inner and outer walls. If, by producing the blocks themselves, a block has a defect, then this is not readily apparent. The same applies if a defect or an offset is produced when producing a larger workpiece from a multiplicity of assembled components, for example if one or some components are placed in a homogeneous area with holes in such a way that their connectors are visible.
  • It is an object of the invention to provide a block and a kit that allow the construction of complex structures in a simple manner and which are also inexpensive and efficient to produce, in particular errors in the production of the blocks or in the structure of the structures are more visible.
  • The object is achieved according to the invention by a block having the features of claim 1 and by a kit with the features of claim 10. Advantageous developments of the invention are listed in the subclaims.
  • According to the invention, a module with a body is proposed which has at least one socket side. The outer surface of the female side has at least one opening, which forms a socket. It is a socket which can receive a plug to create a plug connection. The body of the module has at least one plug which can be plugged into a socket of a socket side of an identically designed further module in order to form a plug connection. In other words, in the case of two identically designed components, the plug of one component can be plugged into one of the sockets on the socket side or one of the socket sides of the other component so as to produce a plug connection between the two components.
  • The opening which forms the bushing has a curved opening edge, which is designed in such a way that, when the bushing side is aligned flush against one or more similarly designed further bushing sides of one or more further components, curved opening edges of adjacent bushes arranged adjacent one another via the or above a plurality of sleeve sides extending, continuous, undulating line form. In other words, opening edges of the sockets together form an undulating line. Escaping juxtaposition in this case means, in particular, that the female sides of the juxtaposed components lie in a common plane. However, it is not necessary for the modules placed next to one another to be inserted directly into one another, ie for a plug of a module to be plugged into a socket of the other module. Instead, the blocks placed next to each other can be plugged into other blocks, so that in each case one socket side is arranged in the common plane.
  • Now, if several building blocks are assembled into a structure such that a surface composed of a plurality of socket sides results, then a possible defect in the structure can be easily recognized on the basis of the undulating line, if this defect adversely affects the undulating line. The undulating line is preferably parallel to an edge of the device or to an edge of a structure composed of the plurality of devices. This means that the line is undulating around a straight line which is parallel to the edge. Furthermore, the viewer is deflected by a harmonious surface structure of the function of the opening or the openings as a socket for receiving a plug.
  • The undulating line denotes a line that winds around an imaginary or imaginary straight line, in particular undulating. Preferably, it may be a sinusoidal line, the straight line then forming the zero line to the sinusoidal line. Alternatively, the undulating line can also be composed of semicircles or of circle segments which are placed next to one another along the straight line. If, in accordance with an embodiment described below, there are webs connecting outer surface sections, these are preferably arranged at intersections of the line or at points of intersection of the line with the (imaginary) straight line.
  • In a preferred embodiment, it is provided that the opening has a further opening edge transversely to the opening edge, wherein the further opening edge is formed such that in aligned juxtaposition of the female side to the other or further female sides of the one or more further blocks further juxtaposed curved opening edges in pairs adjacent sockets form over the or over several of the sleeve sides extending, continuous, undulating further line which extends to the undulating line at an angle. The undulating further line thus runs transversely to the undulating line, and can intersect it in particular. The angle is preferably greater than 15 ° or 30 °. Preferably, the two intersecting lines are substantially perpendicular to each other. This means that the two undulating lines each undulate by one straight line, with the two straight lines intersecting at said angle, or being perpendicular to one another.
  • In an advantageous development, it is provided that the bushing side has two or more openings, which are arranged and designed such that in each case an opening edge of the openings together form the continuous, undulating line and / or the continuous, undulating further line on the bushing side itself. This means that the undulating line and / or the undulating further line are already formed / visible on the socket side, without having to attach socket sides of two or more components to one another. This has the advantage that an error in the structure of the socket side can be detected solely on the basis of the consideration of the individual module.
  • Preferably, the outer surface formed on a female side is contiguous. That is, it is possible to form, from one point on the outer surface to every other point on the outer surface, a path that runs completely on the outer surface plane. In an expedient embodiment it is provided that adjacent opening edges along the undulating line are spaced apart in pairs by a web which connects portions of the outer surface with each other. The undulating line is thus interrupted due to the webs, preferably interrupted equidistantly. The web preferably has a web width of a maximum of 2 mm or 1 mm. Preferably, the web width has a maximum of 20% or 10% or 5% of the width of the opening. Due to the webs, the sections of the outer surface more mechanical stability and robustness or the openings remain longer dimensionally stable. The bar is also advantageous for production, in particular by injection molding. It minimizes wear and stress on the tool required for block production. Due to the webs, the opening of a single jack is completely surrounded.
  • The opening forming the socket preferably has four square arranged corners. In an expedient embodiment, it is provided that the opening edge is curved into the opening. This means that the opening edge is concave and preferably has the shape of a circle segment, a semicircle or a half sinusoidal shape. If the opening of four concave opening edges is limited, then the opening has a pillow shape or the Shape of a pillow-shaped square on.
  • The plug preferably has a circular base, or a base adapted to the shape of the sockets. Preferably, the plug has a base in the form of a pillow-shaped recorded square. If a socket has a square shape in the form of a pad, then a plug with a circular base inserted in it can lead to a rotatable plug connection, while a plug inserted in it with a base adapted to the shape of the socket or the socket forming the socket becomes a static plug connection can lead. A plug with such a customized base can also help with the insertion of the block when inserting the block.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, it is provided that the opening has a peripheral border, which is formed from individual opening edges, which are each associated with an undulating line. Preferably, the border consists of such opening edges, preferably four such opening edges.
  • Preferably, it is provided that the socket side is formed such that mutually parallel undulating lines form a wave pattern. As explained above, parallel in this case means that the lines each undulate by one straight line, the straight lines being substantially parallel to each other. The wave pattern may in this case be formed from undulating lines that are in phase with each other. Preferably, however, adjacent ondulierende lines are out of phase with each other, in particular it is expedient if directly successive or immediately adjacent lines in such a wave pattern in pairs are 180 ° out of phase.
  • In a preferred embodiment it is provided that a further opening in the form of an edge recess is arranged in an edge region of the socket side, which is designed as a half opening of a socket and designed such that when aligned juxtaposition of the socket side to the other socket side of the further block the Edge recess and a further edge recess of the other socket side combine to form an opening of the bushing side and the other socket side bridging additional socket. Preferably, the bushing side alternatively or additionally have at least at one of its corners a quarter of an opening, which together with three further quarter openings of other blocks results in a complete opening, so an opening in the size of a socket. Half an opening can also be referred to as a half socket and a quarter opening as a quarter socket. Only the juxtaposition of two or four blocks leads to a completion of the socket.
  • It is advantageous if five sockets and / or sub-sockets, in particular half or quarter sockets, are arranged on the socket side in such a way that four of them lie at the corner points of a square and one of them in the center of the square. In the present case, it is then spoken that the sockets and / or sub-sockets lie on a two-dimensional centered-square grid. Alternatively or additionally, the bushing side can be designed such that when juxtaposing several components such that their socket sides lie in one plane, a two-dimensional centered-square grid is formed on the socket sides. In particular, a module can be designed so that it has a square socket side, which has four quarter-jacks at its four corners and a complete socket in its center. Another component may be formed such that it has a square bushing side, which has four half-bushes at its four edges and a plateau in its center.
  • In an advantageous development it is provided that the body is cuboid or cube-shaped and has five socket sides and a plug side on which the plug is arranged, preferably on which a plurality of plugs are arranged, for example two or four plugs. Among other things, the side lengths of the building block can be formed in the ratio 1: 1: 2 (1: 1: 2), in the ratio 1: 2: 2, or in the ratio 2: 2: 3. A substantially cube-shaped configuration of the body means that the ratio of the side lengths is 1: 1: 1, so that all the female sides and the male side are substantially square. Cube-shaped building blocks have the advantage that a structure produced with them shows the same degree of division or resolution from every perspective along a block axis, ie the same number of blocks per unit length.
  • The module is therefore preferably cube-shaped or cubic. This means in particular that the body is cubic, if you would remove the plug on the connector side. Since the connectors are plugged into a neighboring module anyway, this embodiment has the advantage that the module is perceived as cubic in the connected state. Alternatively, it can be provided that the body of the module together with the plugs fits into a cube-shaped space in such a way that the plug end faces touch a surface plane of the cube-shaped space. Cubic building blocks are best suited to form shapes and figures with versatile geometries, the possibly interlock and slide along each other.
  • Preferably, the package further includes a cavity extending from a cavity opening into the body. In a preferred embodiment, it is provided that the cavity is formed substantially free of undercuts as viewed from the cavity opening. This means in particular that the inner walls, which form the cavity, have no undercuts. The cavity is formed due to the undercut-free configuration so that the block can be produced by means of an injection molding process. Preferably, the cavity has a shape which is at least partially formed by parallel displacement of a two-dimensional basic shape into the body, for example a prismatic shape. Alternatively or additionally, the cavity may partially taper from the cavity opening into the body.
  • The cavity opening is formed in one of the six sides of the body, for example in one of the five sides of the socket. In an advantageous development, however, it is provided that the cavity opening is formed in the plug side of the body. This means that the cavity opens at the plug side. This has the advantage that when the module is plugged into an existing structure of other components, the cavity can be easily hidden.
  • Preferably, the jacks on the jack side are arranged in a two-dimensional centered-square grid. Preferably, the jacks are arranged so that when aligned juxtaposing several socket sides over all so juxtaposed, lying in a common plane socket sides results in a two-dimensional centered-square grid of the sockets. Preferably, it is provided that at least one of the five socket sides of the body has five sockets.
  • In a preferred embodiment it is provided that at least two of the five socket sides or that all five socket sides are configured identically. Preferably, two of the five socket sides or all five socket sides have substantially identical geometries and dimensions. As a result, the assembly of such blocks to larger structures is greatly simplified.
  • In an expedient embodiment, it is provided that each bushing is designed in the form of a depression in the respective bushing side such that the bushing side is formed from an outer surface located in an outer surface plane and openings in the outer surface, wherein the recess from the outer surface to a recess bottom extends. The well bottoms of all bushes on a bushing side are preferably on a depression plane that is parallel to the outer surface plane. Preferably, the distance between the outer surface plane and the depression plane, ie the depth of a bushing, is on the order of 20% to 70% of the width of a bushing, preferably of the order of 40% to 60% of the width of a bushing.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, it is provided that each socket in the form of a recess in the respective socket side is formed such that the socket side is formed from a lying in an outer surface plane outer surface and openings in the outer surface, wherein an area ratio between the outer surface and in the Outer surface formed at least 50%, 55%, 60%, 65% or 70%. The larger the percentage ratio between the outer surface and the openings, the more uniform a surface of the structure formed by the mating of several building blocks. Along such a surface, other structures and elements may then slide along. Already a percentage ratio of more than 50% has the advantage that the outer surface outweighs the openings.
  • The module is preferably made of a plastic, in particular of a polymer. It can be made of a thermoplastic material. It is in the block is preferably an injection molded part. For example, the building block may be made from acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS), from a polycarbonate such as Makrolon, or from another polyester, for example from a copolyester such as Tritan from Eastman Chemical Company. Alternatively, the module can be formed from a material, in particular from a bioplastic containing renewable raw materials, such as wood flour, starch, castor oil, lignin, chitin, lactic acid, cereal proteins, chitosan, casein, gelatin, other vegetable oils or a mixture of these raw materials.
  • A side length of the module is preferably in a range between 5 mm and 4 cm, preferably between 8 mm and 2 cm. The bushes preferably have a width of between 1 mm and 8 mm. In particular embodiments, the module has edge lengths of at most 9 cm, 7 cm or 5 cm and / or at least 2 mm, 5 mm or 8 mm.
  • The kit according to the invention preferably contains a plurality of identically designed and / or several different shaped blocks according to the embodiments described above. In addition, other components may be provided in the kit, which do not fall under the embodiments described above.
  • The invention will be explained below with reference to embodiments with reference to the figures. Hereby show:
  • 1 a block according to an embodiment in a perspective view;
  • 2 a plan view of a socket side of the block 1 ;
  • 3 the block out 1 in a different perspective, looking into the cavity;
  • 4 a block according to a second embodiment in a perspective view overlooking a connector side;
  • 5 a plan view of an arrangement of two juxtaposed blocks according to 1 ;
  • 6 a plan view of an arrangement of two juxtaposed blocks according to a further embodiment;
  • 7 a block according to a third embodiment in a perspective view;
  • 8th the block out 7 in a different perspective, looking into the cavity;
  • 9 a block according to a fourth embodiment in perspective view;
  • 10 the block out 9 in a different perspective, looking into the cavity;
  • In the 1 to 3 a building block according to a first embodiment is shown with a cube-shaped body. A perspective view in the 1 shows three socket pages 2 . 3 . 6 of the body, which are all the same as the two sides of the sleeve not visible in this perspective. The 2 shows a plan view of a female side 2 which also in the 1 you can see. In the 3 the block is shown from a different perspective, from the one connector side 1 the cube-shaped body is visible.
  • Because the socket sides 2 . 3 . 6 of the block, will be hereinafter referred to only in the 2 visible socket side 2 received. This has five complete sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 on. Four sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 are arranged on corners of a square, while the fifth socket 25 placed in the center of the same square. The sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 are as depressions on the socket side 2 each formed by an opening 26 in the outer surface 20 up to a well bottom 27 extend. The well bottoms 27 are arranged on a common plane leading to the plane of the outer surface 20 is parallel and spaced. The distance between these two planes is equal to the depth of the depressions or the bushes 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 ,
  • The sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 in this embodiment are about half as deep as they are wide. Furthermore, at the four edges of the socket side 2 one half-socket each 211 and at the corners of the socket side 2 one quarter socket each 221 educated. If two blocks with identically designed socket sides 2 be arranged side by side so that the two sides of the socket 2 in alignment with an edge, that is the outer surfaces 20 the two socket sides 2 lie in a common plane, then the corresponding half-sockets can 211 to complete a common complete socket. The situation is similar with the quarter jacks 221 at the corners of the socket side 2 , If four blocks with identically designed socket sides 2 be placed next to each other so that they are at each corner of the socket side 2 touch, with the outer surfaces 20 the four socket sides 2 lie in a common plane, then complement the arranged at the touching four corners quarter jacks 221 to a complete jack.
  • The outer surface 20 is composed of plateaus, due to the openings 26 in the outer surface 20 have arisen. The plateaus are present over webs 28 connected together, leaving the outer surface 20 is connected. In other words, any two points on the outer surface 20 the socket side 2 through on the outside surface 20 along the curve without leaving the plane of the outer surface.
  • Like in the 2 can be clearly seen, is the area fraction of the openings 26 to the area fraction of the outer surface 20 less than 50%. The sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 each have a pillow-shaped recorded square shape, while the plateaus each have a barrel-shaped recorded square shape, at the corners of the webs 28 each extend to another plateau.
  • From the 3 It can be seen that the plug side 1 a cavity opening 70 has, from which is a cavity 7 extending into the body. The cavity 7 extends roughly so far in the body, that of the plug side 1 opposite socket side 6 about the same thickness as the others, the cavity 7 surrounding socket sides 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 , The cavity itself is essentially cuboid or cube-shaped.
  • The plug side 1 has four connectors 11 on, which are arranged at four corners of a square such that they are at a touchdown of the connector side 1 on the in 2 shown socket side 2 another block in the four arranged at the corners of the square sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 can be plugged in to form a plug connection between the two blocks. The plugs 11 extend column-shaped into the cavity 7 into it, each at an edge of the cavity 7 abliegen or grown from this edge. In the area of the connector side 1 are the plugs 11 however by means of the plugs 11 surrounding recesses 71 from the transformation of the cavity 7 separated.
  • Like from the 3 indicates the connectors 11 in this embodiment, a circular cross section. If the plug side 1 so on a socket side 2 another block is put that just a plug 1 in one of the sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 is introduced, then the two so nested blocks can be rotated on their contact plane against each other, since the plug is rotationally symmetric.
  • Another embodiment of the plug is in 5 shown. In this embodiment of the device, the female sides are as in FIGS 1 to 3 shown designed. The plugs 11 However, they have a quadrangular cross-section, in the form of a pillow-shaped square. The cross section of a plug 11 This is designed so that it fits exactly into one of the bushings described above 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 can be introduced. In the case described above, that only one plug 11 in one of the sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 is introduced, the two so interconnected building blocks now no longer rotate against each other.
  • The plugs 11 from the 3 and the plugs 11 from the 4 are designed as a hollow body, in particular as a hollow cylinder. Except the plugs 11 , And because of its different cross-sectional shape and the recesses 71 , the same in 3 and in 4 shown features of the two different embodiments.
  • In the 5 an arrangement is shown in which two sides of the socket 2 . 2 ' different blocks are placed together so that a half-socket 211 of a building block 2 with another half bush 211 ' the further component 2 ' to assemble into a complete socket. A dashed line 295 clarifies here the undulating line 295 formed by juxtaposed opening edges 261 . 291 of alternating on one side and on the other side of the undulating line 295 arranged openings 26 . 29 composed. This can be the first opening 26 and the second opening 29 be regarded as neighboring. They are separated by a bridge, so that the undulating line 295 is interrupted due to equidistant webs.
  • Parallel to the undulating line 295 and offset by a jack width is an adjacent undulating line 297 located. This can be compared to the undulating line 297 be viewed 180 ° out of phase. The undulating lines 295 . 297 are essentially sinusoidal. Another undulating line 296 , what a 5 shown in phantom and from another opening edge 262 the first opening 26 and another opening edge 292 the second opening 29 is formed perpendicular to the undulating lines 296 , When arranged in 5 in particular, these can be two modules inserted one inside the other.
  • In the 5 shown undulating lines 295 . 296 . 297 would also be visible on a single block, so without even two or more socket sides together. In the 6 is another arrangement of two juxtaposed female sides 2 . 2 ' represented two blocks according to a further embodiment. Each socket side 2 . 2 ' only has a complete socket 21 . 21 ' and four quarter-sockets. The here shown mutually perpendicular undulating lines 295 . 296 can only be identified as such if at least two building blocks as in 6 are placed together, because only then more than a complete ondulation becomes visible. For example, in 6 are along the undulating line 295 on the socket pages 2 . 2 ' two undulations visible, while in this direction perpendicular to the dashed auxiliary line 296 needed to make the ondulation clear.
  • As in the 5 and 6 recognizable, are the undulating lines 295 . 296 . 297 periodically through bars 28 interrupted, which sections 201 . 202 the outer surface 20 connect with each other.
  • In the in the 1 to 4 Embodiments shown are building blocks with cube-shaped bodies. The module thus has a aspect ratio of 1 to 1 to 1 (1: 1: 1). Here are all five pages 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 the same design and each have five sockets 21 . 22 . 23 . 24 . 25 on while the connector side has four connectors 11 having. Followed by some other possible embodiments of the block based on the 7 to 10 described.
  • In the 7 and 8th a block according to another embodiment with a aspect ratio of 2 to 3 to 3 (2: 3: 3) is shown. In both 7 and 8th the building block is shown from different perspectives. The socket pages 2 . 4 at the end faces of the body are each like the socket side 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 in the 1 to 6 formed blocks. The plug side 1 however, has six connectors 11 on, while the connector side opposite socket side 6 eight sockets 21 having.
  • 9 and 10 each show a perspective view from different perspectives on a flat building block, in which a socket side 6 like the corresponding socket side 6 the in 1 to 4 is formed blocks shown. The plug side 1 is like the corresponding connector side 1 in the 4 formed block shown. The other four socket pages 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 each have only two sockets 21 . 22 on. Furthermore, these jack sides 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 two half-sockets each 211 and four quarter jacks 221 on. The in the 9 and 10 The module shown has a aspect ratio of 1: 2: 2.
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  • 1
    plug side
    11
    plug
    2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    socket sides
    2 '
    further socket side
    20
    outer surface
    21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    sockets
    26
    Opening, first opening
    261
    Opening edge (the first opening)
    262
    another opening edge of the first opening
    27
    well bottom
    28
    web
    29
    second opening
    291
    Opening edge of the second opening
    292
    another opening edge of the second opening
    295
    undulating line
    296
    further undulating line
    297
    adjacent undulating line
    211
    half socket
    211 '
    another half bush
    221
    quarter socket
    7
    cavity
    70
    cavity opening
    71
    recess
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  • Cited patent literature
    • US 3005282 A [0002]
    • DE 1603668 A1 [0003, 0004]
    • CN 2698429 [0004]

Claims (10)

  1. Component with a body with at least one socket side ( 2 ), whose outer surface ( 20 ) at least one socket ( 21 ) forming opening ( 26 ), and at least one plug ( 11 ), which in a socket of a female side ( 2 ) of an identically designed further module is pluggable to form a plug connection, characterized in that the opening ( 26 ) has a curved opening edge ( 261 ), which is designed such that when aligned juxtaposition of the female side ( 2 ) to one or more identically designed further socket sides of one or more further components, curved curved opening edges ( 261 . 291 ) in pairs of adjacent sockets ( 21 ) one over or over several of the socket sides ( 2 ) extending, continuous, undulating line ( 295 ), in particular sinusoidal line form.
  2. Building block according to claim 1, characterized in that the opening ( 26 ) another opening edge ( 262 ) across the opening edge ( 261 ), wherein the further opening edge ( 262 ) is formed such that when aligned juxtaposition of the female side ( 2 ) to the further or further socket sides of the one or more further modules further curved curved opening edges ( 261 . 291 ) in pairs of adjacent sockets ( 21 ) one over or over several of the socket sides ( 2 ) extending, continuous, undulating further line ( 296 ) that form the undulating line ( 295 ) runs at an angle.
  3. Component according to Claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the socket side ( 2 ) has two or more openings which are arranged and formed such that in each case an opening edge of the openings together form the continuous, undulating line (FIG. 295 ) and / or the continuous, undulating further line ( 296 ) on the socket side ( 2 ) self-form.
  4. Building block according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that adjacent opening edges along the undulating line ( 295 ) are spaced apart by a web, which sections ( 201 . 202 ) of the outer surface ( 20 ) connect with each other.
  5. Building block according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the opening edge ( 261 ) in the opening ( 26 ) is curved into it.
  6. Building block according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the opening ( 26 ) has a circumferential border, which is formed from individual opening edges, which are each associated with an undulating line.
  7. Component according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the socket side ( 2 ) is formed such that mutually parallel undulating lines form a wave pattern.
  8. Module according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that in an edge region of the socket side ( 2 ) is arranged a further opening in the form of a peripheral recess, which like a half opening ( 26 ) a socket ( 21 ) is formed and designed such that when aligned juxtaposition of the female side ( 2 ) to the other socket side of the further block, the edge recess and a further edge recess of the other socket side combine to form an opening of the socket side and the other socket side bridging additional socket.
  9. Building block according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the body is cuboid or cube-shaped and five socket sides ( 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 ) and a plug side ( 1 ), on which the plug ( 11 ) is arranged.
  10.  Kit comprising at least one module according to one of the preceding claims and a further module according to one of the preceding claims.
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