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I like seeing how far I can push blender’s cloth sim to do non-cloth things. The blocks are all cloth, part of the same object as the inflatable with self collisions enabled. Internal springs keep the cubes rigid and prevent them inflating/deflating (though I had a lot of failed attempts before this where some cubes would turn inside out when the balloon popped!).