Why do development tools look like toys now?

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This is a  toy. A lego toy. It s designed to be safe, to use, big enough to not have fear of swallowing, light enough to not be dangerous, plastic so it can't cause poisoning, does not conduct electricity. 

It's not a good component for building a house though.

Theoretically you could just scale it up and use it as building material maybe. 

But would you?


Then ... why are our software tools like oversized legos?