There's always room for another building toy, especially if that toy is sharp and/or full of high fructose corn syrup.
So you take some gumdrops, and you take some bamboo skewers, and you stick the bamboo skewers in the gumdrops--
The gumdrops are sticky on the inside, so they hold the skewers really well, but they're also gummy, so they're very forgiving if you want to change the angle of a certain skewer or fit it somewhere just a little different from where you'd originally intended.
We all had a lot of fun with this, and several massive creations resulted:
As for Syd's obsession, have any of you ever read the Tripod trilogy of young adult novels?