The Cosmos...vast, beautiful, and mysterious. From when humanity first looked up to the stars, we have always wondered...what secrets do they hold? It is time we embark on a voyage like nothing before.
In the Pieces of the Galaxy collection by HelloFish, you’ll discover hidden surprises as you rebuild a solar system filled unique pieces inspired by history, mythology and astronomy.
In each of these beautiful, unique planets, no two pieces are alike.
Pieces of the Galaxy will take you on a journey of discovery. Similar to adult coloring books, Pieces of the Galaxy is a peaceful, soothing challenge designed to de-stress and delight.
Uniquely shaped pieces. Secrets to discover. High quality craftsmanship. Let Pieces of the Galaxy capture your imagination.
Our solar system is rich with tales of ancient history, whimsical mythology, and incredible science. Each planet in the Pieces of the Galaxy collection contains pieces shaped after historical, mythological, or astronomy-themed references.
Each planet puzzle includes pieces shaped after historical, mythological, or astronomy-related references related to that particular planet. For example, you may find mammals on Earth, but symbols of masculinity on Mars, and water-themed icons on Neptune.
Experience the joy of discovery as you uncover the tales within each planet one by one.
On this journey, you'll come across unbelievable sights. From important moments in history, such as the discovery of Uranus...
To the symbols used in astronomy, astrology, and even medieval alchemy to denote the planets of our solar system...
To myths and legends, such as Apollo, Greek god of the Sun, and his famed lyre...
To maps of the stars - the constellations that each planet belongs to...
To strange visitors living humbly on their home planets...
And many more as you set out to explore the 10 different planets of the Pieces of the Galaxy collection.
Your Guide to the Universe
The Pieces of the Galaxy puzzle collection is packed with references to astronomy, legends, science fiction and more. In each box, you’ll get a booklet detailing the story and significance of each themed piece in the set.
This "discovery booklet" will be your guide as you wander through the tales of the galaxy. Take your time and enjoy the experience.
In the Pieces of the Galaxy collection, each planet contains a hidden secret. Will you find it?
Mythos-inspired mini-puzzles await inside every box, themed after its featured planet.
The Moon's hidden puzzle reveals the East Asian myth of the "moon rabbit", while Neptune's hidden puzzle is emblazoned with the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon.
When building the hidden puzzles, some wood and acrylic pieces are flipped to reveal brown or silvery undersides - opening up a new world of design possibilities.
Pieces of the Galaxy contains some of the highest quality wood puzzles in world.
Our secret manufacturing technique gives these puzzles the highest resolution and cleanest finish of any other puzzle on the market.
A special, proprietary blend of wood makes pieces feel solid and hefty in the hand. Pieces are precision-cut to perfection.
Transparent acrylic pieces allow light to pour though some planets, giving life to coursing rivers or streams of gas.
Acrylic pieces were painstakingly designed to give realism to the Pieces of the Galaxy planets. Polar caps on Mars, gas clouds on Uranus, and Saturn's rings glisten when held up to the light.
The Pieces of the Galaxy collection looks stunning as a centerpiece in any room. Delight and amaze your family and friends as they gather round these incredible puzzles that emulate real artwork.
By gluing the puzzles together with any light glue, you can seal your creation together and hang it from the wall with ease.
We can confidently say that Pieces of the Galaxy is one of the finest wooden/acrylic puzzle sets ever created. It's a bold claim, for sure, but there are 4 elements that make Pieces of the Galaxy truly innovative:
1. We print directly onto the wood and acrylic itself. Other puzzle makers print onto photo paper then apply it to the wood, then cut the wood. This can lead to frayed edges from the cutting process and distorted images from shrinkage from the heat transfer. We cut the pieces, then print directly on the wood. This also means our pieces are waterproof and resistant to humidity.
2. Our imaging is 1200 DPI (dots per inch), which is an incredible level of resolution. The human eye can only differentiate up to 400 DPI. This means we can create, gorgeous, striking puzzles - perfect for display purposes and more faithful to the original vision of the artist. Most other puzzle manufacturers, including many of the leading puzzle brands, are only 100-150 DPI.
3. Our edge cutting method uses a special carbon dioxide laser. This means no chipped or scruffy edges, unlike puzzles made by traditional laser cutting methods. Our machine also uses a high-powered microscope to ensure maximum precision. It actually takes us 900 times LONGER to make our puzzles than mainstream manufacturers because we are so careful and precise about the quality.
Display Your Collection with Style
The Pieces of the Galaxy collection looks fantastic on any wall. But, sometimes our coffee tables need love too. So we've created a set of add-ons for this campaign to help you display your collection anytime, anywhere: display stands!
Each planet features 3D elements - like the mountain ranges of Mars, or the eye of Jupiter. Our crystal clear plastic cases are moulded specifically for each planet, wrapping around these 3D elements for a snug fit that makes your planets shine.
To add display stands to your pledge, simply add the price of the display stands you would like to your pledge. See the Pledge Levels section below for details.
Build with Ease
Picking out tightly slotted pieces can be tricky, but we have just the thing! In every puzzle box, a free "picker pen" is included! This handy tool lets you pull out any piece in a snap.
In addition, every box contains a "building board" that will guide your construction, as well as let you easily move your work-in-progress puzzles on and off the tabletop.
Pledge for the full collection of all 10 planets, and you'll be able to construct a micro-model of our solar system. Each planet contains a special gear piece, that when assembled together, create a beautiful, mechanical interpretation of our galactic neighborhood.
This mesmerizing motion machine can only be built by pledging for the Discover the Galaxy pledge or above.
Not only this, but if you pledge for the full collection, you'll also receive a BONUS MYSTERY PLANET as a special gift.
This mysterious bonus puzzle is a free gift to anyone who pledges for the Discover the Galaxy (Full Galaxy Collection) or ALL-IN: Discover the Galaxy + Display Stands pledge levels.
In addition to these perks, we also have a special announcement...
Not only will pledging for the Discover the Galaxy reward get you a free mystery bonus planet and the ability to construct a micro-solar system, but every Discover the Galaxy (Full Galaxy Collection) and ALL-IN: Discover the Galaxy + Display Stands backer will receive a set of mini-keychain versions of all 11 planet puzzles (including the mystery planet) FOR FREE!
These keychains are made from shimmering acrylic and have transparent light leak patterns based on the full-sized planet puzzles! Hold them up to the light and watch them come alive!
How does pledging work?
First time on Kickstarter? Pledging is simple! Follow the steps below:
After the campaign ends, you'll receive a pledge manager survey asking you which planets/add-ons you'd like to purchase with your pledged funds. This survey will be emailed to you by CrowdOx a week or so after the campaign ends.
Shipping will be charged after the campaign in the CrowdOx pledge manager. You'll be getting an email a few weeks after the campaign closes - there you will tell us your address, complete your pledge survey, and pay for shipping costs.
Some important notes:
- The shipping prices above are estimates, final charges may differ slightly
- VAT, sales tax, and GST are INCLUDED for US, Canadian, EU, UK and Australian backers
- Backers from other regions will be responsible to pay their own import duties or taxes (if any) upon receipt of their rewards
- We cannot ship to PO Boxes
- We cannot ship to South America for this project
Risks and challenges
HelloFish Creative Studio has been making puzzle sets for puzzle-lovers around the world for over 5 years. We're no strangers to the amount of work that goes into manufacturing and distribution - luckily our proprietary manufacturing techniques makes production fast and efficient - so much so that we produce most of the products ourselves in our very own studio! Currently, logistics is the only project risk, but we have set up a system of international warehouses to help make things easier and get your puzzles delivered on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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