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£457
pledged of £1,500pledged of £1,500 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 26 2015 8:16 AM UTC +00:00

About

The plan is to create a set of dinosaur kits – initially each one around 2m in size. In order to achieve this a number of prototypes need to be created – starting with simple paper/cardboard models until finally scaling up to the plywood model.

As a proof of concept I have created a Triceratops kit – this took a few weeks from the initial drawings, until sending the CAD files to the CNC cutters in order to create the first proper sized prototype in plywood.

First 2m prototype
First 2m prototype

While I funded the first prototype I need some backers to help fund further designs.

What I need from my backers: -

  • Money to pay for the creation of the prototypes – this pays for the materials used and the CNC cutting process

  • Picking which dinosaurs to create – there are 1000's to choose from

  • Help in getting the word 'out there' to create a viable customer base

Each backer will get to vote on which dinosaurs are created – the plan is to create a set of five new prototypes (in addition to the triceratops). Each backer can submit their top 5 dinosaurs – with the five that receive the greatest number of votes being the ones selected to sit along side the Triceratops. We will accept other ancient reptiles as well – such as Pterodactyl's.

The money raised will go towards: -

  • Creating prototypes of the selected five dinosaurs

  • Creating publicity materials

  • Cover costs of a stand at various events such as craft fairs during the year to promote the kits

Target market

Our initial target would be the family – where one or two members are very keen on dinosaurs and would like to have one in their garden. The kits are easy to put together, so this is something both adults and children can do together. What could be more fun than painting your own dinosaur?

At a later date we hope to extend our target market by including large estates and land owners – who would not be impressed by a large herd of dinosaurs heading down towards the lake for a drink? Your very own 'Jurassic Park'.

More information

For more details please visit our website www.dinokits.co.uk

Risks and challenges

The largest risk and challenge for this project is to get enough people willing to purchase the kits in order to cover the costs of running the business. I estimate that we would need to be able to sell 2-3 kits per month in order to break even.

The second challenge is reducing the cost of shipping - the largest components are around 1.5m in length which means many couriers are unable to carry the kits.

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    PDF of one of the dinosaur designs suitable for printing on cardboard to create your own small dinosaur model. You can choose which dinosaur you would like.

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    PDFs of three of the dinosaurs created - you can print these onto cardboard to create your own small model dinosaur set. You can choose which dinosaurs you would like out of the six prototypes.

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    PDFs of all the dinosaurs created (total of six) - you can print these onto cardboard to create your own small model dinosaur set.

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    A 2m plywood dinosaur kit - you can choose which dinosaur you would prefer from the six prototypes. This is only available to UK based backers.

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