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Well. Disappointed really. My whole Lego Christmas village is waiting for this. I ordered last spring was it? Prepping for the possible Christmas delivery.
GO I-Brix...I prefer quality to shipping just to be shipping something (in other words - crap). I will give my grand kids an IOU come Christmas.
Hi Dustin any updates for us ?
Please let us know what is happening with the product.
@ Zach Constan
We have not sent the backer survey as of yet - trust me, we are AS excited about i-Brix as you!
We will definitely keep you updated on this!
@ Ken G
I would estimate that i-Brix systems appear in retail stores during the second half of 2018.
@ Jaap & @Jelle
I’ll check into the links and see how they’re working, and apologize for any difficulties they may be causing.
I will follow up with an update soon.
@Vyath Thanks, and no problem! and @Jaap
Yes, I too tried the secret links without shipping costless succes. I believe that somewhere I read that the shipping would be combined for Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
@Vyath and Jelle
I asked the same question before but did not get a reply. I tried the links in the mail, but still get the shipping charge.
If it the orders from Indiegogo are indeed a different shipment then I understand and it's all good. But if the Kickstarter and Indiegogo shipment are combined then paying the full shipment twice does not makes sense.
@Vyath: I thought it was funny.
Kickstarter deffo needs an edit function for their comment section.
*add on! Sorry, that was a bad typo.
@jelle I believe in order to ass on additional bricks through Indiegogo without an additional shipping cost you need to click on a secret link sent to Kickstarter backers in an email.
So after the base perks get delivered, how long until we see them in retail? I refuse to give indiegogo a penny, would rather pay full retail.
On Indiegogo, I would like to add an i-Brix starter kit to my Kickstarter kit, but then I get another $ 25 shipment. Should it be possible to add it without additional shipment costs, as for the separate bricks?
Just making sure I didn't miss it - a Backerkit email hasn't gone out, right? It's not time to pick our colors and indicate what we pledged extra money for? Obviously, I'm looking forward to it!
Our plan at this time is to tentatively ship to our KS backers sometime in December of this year. We would definitely LOVE to get the kits delivered in time for Christmas (due to the importance of the holidays). However, we simply cannot guarantee that will happen at this time. We would rather provide you with accurate & honest information rather than wing it by saying everyone will see their kits before Christmas.
We will do our best to make this happen - at the same time, our priority is to deliver a high quality and reliable product, not rush shipments out the door.
@ Jelle -
The assorted colors will likely be made up of (2) each of white, green, red, blue and yellow. However, that's not 100% defined at this time. We have decided to go the route of using colored bricks with lights inside rather than using all clear bricks with colored LEDs inside. We are going this route as it will provide the most consistency in our products, and allow all colors to essentially perform the same (ie, work at the same distance).
We do have additional (10) packs available for pre-order on Indiegogo for those of you that would like to plan ahead and have specific qty's of each color.
I'd like an update about shipping expectations
It may have been asked in one form or the order, but just to be clear: will we get to know what the colour assorted packs will be composed of exactly, and then be able to add additional coloured bricks? Since I have a specific wish list of colours and amounts I would like to have with my "i-Brix Super Early Bird Starter Kit" that I'm very much looking forward to. Thanks for all the effort so far!
@creator Yes I am indeed referring to the complete kits. I want to add an i-brix XL kit, but I dont see the option to avoid the $25 shipping costs to ship to my country.
I was onboard with the add ins until we went to indiegogo. I have never had anything work on there and have been ripped off several times.I wish you lij, but will wait till they go retail for the expansions.
@creator Sorry but i am confused. I have not been in a campaign that linked with Indiegogo. My question is If i paid extra on kickstarter (to get extra packages/colors) do i need to go to Indiegogo and also select or buy something there, OR just keep waiting for the surveys from kickstarter?
We will definitely do so! Working on getting a dedicated reward on Indiegogo now for only yellow bricks.
Can you make an official update once we CAN actually choose "yellow" brix from the dropdown menu? That would be very helpful :-)
@ Bryan Stratton
We plan on placing some white i-Brix bricks in the color assortment.
We are still working on putting an option together for additional bases - and I certainly understand your logic in regards to the breakdown of the package. The benefit of ordering the "kits" instead of the items all a la carte is to provide some savings. The standard base (32x32 studs), will likely be about $30 to buy separately.
As far as the other perks, are you referring to the complete i-Brix kits?
@ Craig Bernard
The Indiegogo project has certain limitations when it comes to the number of options we can provide for a reward. Regardless of the type of option (in our case, colors) we can only list 5.
We will need to create a dedicated reward just for yellow in order to give you the ability to make that choice. Otherwise, you're welcome to share your choice (if it's yellow) through a message until that option is added.
I and I think many others are planning to bring light to their modular buildings. Lego made 12 modular buildings. So for these I would like to have 12 base plates. There now is an option to buy extra light(s), but what I am really missing is an option to buy just the base plates. Will this be added later?
A base plate + 10 lights costs $50. Just 10 lights cost $35. Just a base plate should be around $15
Only at the "secret" perk it's stated that shipping is 'free' (not really free, but already paid for) for Kickstarter backers, but what about the other perks? Is shipping free for Kickstarter backers too?
Update 20 states that there will be six colors available to choose from for either single or ten piece add-on packs of I-Brix on the Indiegogo site. However of the three options available, only one lists the six colors (white, red, blue, green, orange & yellow) while the other two only list five colors, omitting yellow. Additionally, yellow does not seem to be an option for any of the three add-on I-Brix packs. Is yellow a color that will be available to choose and if so, can things be edited to state this and allow it to be chosen?
Just to be perfectly clear, does the "i-Brix Full Kit" reward tier include 20 assorted color i-Brix *including* white/clear i-Brix, or are they only red, blue, green, etc. and no white/clear i-Brix?
Well, 16x16 would have been better in my book, due to space issues. I'm planning on using it for a shelf display, and 32x32 is too wide for that. 16x16 would've been an ideal solution.
Maybe you can rethink and wait, or make it a tad more expensive if enough people want one, like me?
@ Dean & @ Matt
Since we didn't reach the $150k for stretch goal #2 to produce the 16x16 plates, we are instead providing another 32x32 baseplate. Therefore you'll actually receive a better upgrade!
I have the same question as Dean Holden below: We were told if $150k was not achieved, then the extra pledge we submitted for 16x16 plate would be refunded at the end of the campaign. Full amount was charged to my account. What will the refund process be?
We are working on putting the surveys together while we work in the background on finalizing i-Brix.
When we get closer to sending out the surveys we will make sure to post an update on the campaign page so all backers are notified.
Very sorry, things came.up and I don't have the $ to pay my pledge at this time. I'll be there when it hits retail though!
@creator any word on when the surveys come out? to ask about colors and extra money i paid?
Hi Dustin, I increased my pledge to be eligible for the 16x16 plate however the Kickstarter campaign did not reach the $150K mark to unlock this stretch goal. All funds have been debited from my account, how can I get a refund for the additional money that was pledged?
Hi Dustin, sounds like a lot of Kickstarters would like to buy more myself included. Would be good if you can't add additional pledges post campaign finish if kickstarter backers got a coupon for a xx% discount through ordering on your website in the near further?
Thrilled that this went through this time! I can't wit to see how these bricks will look in my little world.
@ Cheryl -
I'm sorry to hear about the payment attempts... unfortunately we personally don't have anything to do with collecting the payments from our backers... it's all done through KickStarter first, then directed to us.
I'd suggest trying to reach out to KickStarter to see if they can address your concerns.
Greetings, For some reason I was billed twice and both charges are pending. Can you please look into this so that only one of them goes through. Thanks for your immediate attention regarding my concern. - Cheryl
Hopefully, we'll be able to add more starter sets at the early bird price during the pledge manager. I just sold some stuff online and plan on putting that money towards more kits if I can.
I don't believe there's a simple way to increase or change your pledge once the campaign has ended. However, we will make add-ons available for purchase through the i-Brix website for those that may have missed the chance during the Kickstarter.
We will keep you all updated with news and details related to our campaign and any possible add-ons we offer for sale.
We definitely plan on offering extra bricks as an add-on, and will likely offer these in bundles of certain color combinations (and possibly offer them as groups of a single color)!
We haven't put these packages together as of yet, but when we make them available for sale we will put them on the i-Brix website.
We will continue to post updates so that our backers can stay informed about our plans going forward.
Congrats on a successful project! I backed you guys last time as well and am excited to put these babies to work!
I see that 3 days ago you said, "We do plan on offering additional brick packages beyond the Kickstarter. We will definitely keep everyone posted and updated on this as we get closer to introducing this add-on."
Does this mean that additional bricks will be available as an add-on through KS, or as a retail product at some time down the road? The answer is not clear to me.
I ask because I want to order a pack of yellow or orange lights (I build castles and need to replicate firelight) but it's not apparent how I might accomplish this.
Ack.. forgot this was ending right now! Is there a way to Add additional items now that the ks has ended?
We will be collecting survey answers from all backers after the campaign ends...
We will make sure we ask if you would like all white OR all colored bricks with your Kits!