Down to the wire!
All three of us here are working hard to get everything done, and we passed an important milestone over the weekend: all the pieces for the regular edition Trebuchettes have been cut! As you can see in the screenshot below, we've been tracking every board cut, and all the totals turned green early this morning.
(The basket sides are the last piece still being cut by the larger laser shop. Even through the problems they've been having, they've been able to cut a few sheets for us, which has been a big help. They're done, but we haven't taken delivery yet.).
We know we're getting awfully close to the shipping deadline, so we're changing our shipping plans slightly. We'll be shipping out as many of the international orders as we can on Monday and Tuesday, to try to account for the longer shipping time. The USPS Priority Mail we're using delivers to the entire USA in 5 days or less, so our deadline for shipping the United States is Monday, December 19th, to give your orders a full 6 days to travel.
We're moving onto the Collector's Edition kits as I write this, and we expect to have these out in the same time frame -- there are only 165, so it's pretty manageable.
Look out for an email from us!
We're emailing every single one of you two or three days before we ship their kits. The email comes from firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you need to change your shipping address, you need to respond to this email immediately.
If you don't see anything from us by Thursday, please check your spam filter, and then get in touch with us - send us a Kickstarter message or email us.
And if you're one of the the thirty or so people who never responded to the backer survey and never replied to our emails, please get in touch! We can't ship you your kits until you do.
If you're due to get a Collector's Edition and haven't told us which one you want yet, you should do that ASAP as well. Again, email us or send a Kickstarter message. Otherwise, you'll get one at random.
Happy holidays, everyone! We're in the home stretch, and looking forward to the end!
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Mar 22, 2011 - Apr 22, 2011 (30 days)
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Trebuchets for schools! All the money pledged for this reward goes to making trebuchets for science classes, and we'll put your name on a special "Thank You" page at www.siegetoys.com
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We'll mail you a thank you postcard, laser-printed on 1/8" birch plywood!
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A snap-together, model trebuchet of your very own! You get the full kit, with everything you need to commence bombardment in ten minutes or less! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $7; other - add $9)
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Battle Pack: 2 full trebuchet kits and 6 stand-up targets! Give a trebuchet to a friend and duke it out, or join forces against the break room! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $7; other - add $9)
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Collector's edition trebuchet: A full trebuchet kit, but the sides of the trebuchet will be engraved with one of our art patterns. Numbered and signed! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $7; other - add $9)
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Super Pack: 2 full regular trebuchet kits, 1 collector's edition trebuchet kit, and a dozen stand-up targets! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $7; other - add $9)
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You get everything in the Super Pack, plus we'll custom laser-engrave any image of your choice onto a piece of hardwood! Plus, if you're in the bay area, we'll give you a tour of our shop and take you out to dinner! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $7; other - add $9)