Block paving has been THE growth area in the British and Irish Paving Industry over the last 20 years. Mass production techniques have reduced the prices of manufactured blocks to a reasonable level, and made this type of paving affordable to most projects. In fact, concrete block paving costs only £3-6 per m² more than plain flags/slabs, when laid to a domestic driveway.
Brick or Block paving can be used anywhere. They look great on drives and will provide many years of service. They can be used to great effect as paths, or patios, or mixed with other paving types to create a unique feature. They are a viable alternative to the more traditional asphalt or macadam surfacing for estate roads, and let's face it, they look a lot better than tarmacadam or plain concrete. They are even being used in areas of exceptional loads, such as airport taxi-ways, docks and freight yards.
The design possibilities enabled by the use of these relatively small paving units are limited only by your imagination. If you can "see it in your mind's eye", then it can probably be constructed from block or brick paving.