A few years ago, as my kid was getting into wooden trains, I made these risers so he could build bridges and elevated tracks. While there are lots of risers available for purchase, I really like these because they were fairly simple to make, and have a lot of stability. The key difference in the design is the angled sides which adds the stability. I was inspired by Incan buildings that have withstood earthquakes for more than half a millennium.
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Interlocking blocks and sloping walls make Inca buildings extremely resistant, but not immune, to earthquake damage. 500 years of earthquakes have done remarkably little damage to Inca structures left in their complete state.Inca Architecture, Ancient History Encyclopedia.