These blocks, or some like it, may have been many young children's first explorations in design. This is essentially a box of triangles, with only six colors. A far cry from the design tools I use today. Yet even with its limitations one can imagine infinite possibilities.
A paradox; something so basic with limitless iterations.
I am an Illustrator junkie, and as far as color and shape go, it has limitations not. Yet I still find myself running into issues of control. The rules of real life blocks are not the same as inside a computer program.
Blocks can be handled taken by the fistful or dumped strait from the box. They are imperfect, their edges never seem to meet, something which computer vectors negate.