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HK$ 62,699
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 15 2019
Alessandro TonioloBy Alessandro Toniolo
First created
Alessandro TonioloBy Alessandro Toniolo
First created
HK$ 62,699
pledged of HK$ 118,000pledged of HK$ 118,000 goal
79
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 15 2019

About

At  Woo-Bee we believe that children’s toys are not simply toys, but their most important experiences. Toys are children’s interpretation of the world ruled by their fantasies.

Woo-Bee helps merging the logic, rationality and environment consciousness of the adult world with the creativity and wonder of your child’s world by providing a generator of ideas that requires a dash of creativity with a dose of logic.

Woo-Bee, short for Wooden Blocks, are small magnetic wooden blocks that come in many different shapes and sizes, so your child can combine them to create countless shapes and designs, from buildings to cars to animals.

BITSY THE SPIDER
BITSY THE SPIDER
SLOW THE TURTLE
SLOW THE TURTLE
ENZO THE CAR
ENZO THE CAR

Thanks to the different polarizations of the magnets on each side of the block, the possible combinations are almost countless.

Two 2x2x1 blocks can be combined in up to 132 different ways.

Therefore Woo-Bee is not simply a toy but fantastic training for kids to enhance their creativity and stimulate their problem-solving skills.

VILLA THE HOUSE
VILLA THE HOUSE

Woo-Bee can be an amazing brain teaser not only for children but for adults as well. Each block has been designed to fit easily in your hands, with the twisting and connecting motion of the blocks allowing you to focus and acting as an excellent stress reliever. Why not enjoy whilst creating small beautiful designs to be displayed at home.

BILLY THE ELEPHANT
BILLY THE ELEPHANT

We believe that children should be left free to come up with their own creations, without the boundaries of instructions and assembling guides. In the effort to maximize to spark creativity and imagination, Woo-Bee does not provide assembling instructions and manuals.

At the same time, Woo-Bee believes in sharing, community and resources pooling. Woo-Bee website offers the opportunity to upload each creation, together with its assembling instructions, and to share them with other members of our community. You can become an active part of our small “woobeesters” community with few simple clicks!

MARSHALL THE FIRE TRUCK
MARSHALL THE FIRE TRUCK

Woo-Bee is the result of the Italian creativity. 

All prototypes are made from top quality untreated beech wood without the use of any toxic substances, paints and solvents, ensuring the safety of children all around the world. 

The lack of wood grain and knots provide a smooth and more elegant look to each creation while the use of hypoallergenic magnets on each side add a bit of Italian magic to each creation. 

All prototypes are handmade in Italy using a selected network of artisans and suppliers who must adhere to strict green production methods in line with the Woo-Bee mission. 

The added value to the final production will be guaranteed by dedicated investments into tailor made machinery that will guarantee the highest degree of standardization while keeping production cost reasonably low.

RICKY THE TRACTOR
RICKY THE TRACTOR

Each standard Woo-Bee package includes anywhere from 35 to 100 pieces with different shapes and dimensions. For more complex and bizarre creations, standard packages can then be enlarged with special ones containing 35 unique pieces.

All items will be shipped with FedEx. We invite all backers who reside in countries outside the ones where a shipping cost estimation is available, to inquiry Woo-Bee team for an estimate.

WALL THE CASTLE
WALL THE CASTLE

We like to consider ourselves a socially responsible company, a company that cares about children’s development. As such, Woo-Bee commits to donate one 100-pcs box to a primary school every twenty 100-pcs boxes sold during our crowdfunding campaign.

Woo-Bee is the result of a 25-year long friendship. We have grown up together, shared the same interests, played with the same toys, developed the same environmental consciousness.

Over the last few years, we have admired our children playing with other plastic construction blocks. We noticed how much they enjoyed playing and how creative they became.

However, we were both aware of the impact plastic has been having on the environment, on the oceans, the amount of resources used to “create” a toy from plastic and the difficulties to recycle it. Not to mentioned that plastic essentially never decompose.

We started asking ourselves how we could maintain the same appeal of other blocks and at the same time be socially and environmentally responsible. 

The answer was simply “Use wood!”. Compared to plastic counterparts, wooden toys do not cause harm to mother nature.

That was the moment we finalized our idea and Woo-Bee came to life.

AL THE CROCODILE
AL THE CROCODILE

Risks and challenges

At Woo-Bee we embrace honesty and transparency. Therefore, we would like to communicate few potential risks when it comes to our project:
1. Budgeting is a complex process, in particular when it comes to a new project like Woo-Bee. We might have underestimate the needed funds to buy custom-made machinery to manufacture all our blocks. We have identified few selective artisans in Italy that might help mitigating this risk.
2. Timeline for rewards delivery might be a bit tight. We estimate 2-3 months to fulfil all orders collected during our Kickstarter campaign. Depending on the number of bakers we might have a slight delay in delivery. We will do our best to meet the promised deadline.
3. Certifications are on the way but not yet completed. Requirements when it comes to toys certifications are a lot. We have been working hard to get everything we need to start shipping Woo-Bee around the world but we still need few additional certifications. We will keep working to have everything on end within the end of February 2019.

The above should represent all current risks/challenges we have identified. Woo-Bee commit to overcome all of them and delivery on its promises.

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