The Bulldog Dart, Harrier, and Hammer

Do you know how to fold together The Bulldog Dart, the Harrier, or the Hammer? If not, you’re in luck, because the picture-by-picture instructions are available in at Art of Manliness (link is the title of this post). They are impressive displays of what you can craft with an 8.5x11.

Since LEGO has been on my mind lately, I started to compare the wonder and pleasure of the two toys. Building paper airplanes and LEGO have a lot in common. They are creative toys that, to play with them, you build something useful along the way. And there’s countless ways to make them. Both are incredibly enjoyable toys made of seemingly everyday materials.

But the one thing that is great about paper is that you can fold together thousands of planes for what one cheap LEGO set costs. So we make a lot of paper airplanes at our house till the little ones learn the value of branded plastic bricks.

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Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.