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"Inspiration (from the Latin inspirare, meaning "to breathe into") refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour." — Wikipedia

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LEGO

building blocks (toy, 1949)

LEGO consists of interlocking plastic bricks and additional parts which can be assembled in many ways to construct objects.
Anything constructed can be taken apart, and the pieces can be used to make other objects.Wikipedia

Minecraft

digital building blocks (game, 2009)

Minecraft is a sandbox indie game to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated open world. Wikipedia

Movable Type

printing (technology, 1100-1450)

Fundamental modularization made printing much more affordable. the invention of mechanical movable type printing started the printing revolution and is one of the most important events of the modern period. Wikipedia

Large Panel System

building method (G. Atterbury, 1920s)

The Large Panel System is a construction method within the group of prefabricated housing constructions. Buildings are assembled from prefabricated slabs. The assembly of the components takes place on site afterwards.Wikipedia

M. C. Escher

Graphical Artist (1898-1972)

Escher´s work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. Wikipedia