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About this project

 

The only thing worse than stepping on a Lego barefoot is getting to the middle of a build and finding out there are pieces missing. The BoxTop Builder gives you storage and sorting space for parts, minifigures, accessories, and the instruction book. Everything stays in one place so you get to the end of the build without losing any pieces.

Safely store Lego sets before they're finished
Safely store Lego sets before they're finished

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Banana minifigure for scale
Banana minifigure for scale

 

#CompleteTheBuild

Whether you worked on it for hours, days or weeks, it's a great feeling add the last piece, take and post some pictures and play with your creation. Lego sets aren't cheap and BoxTop Builder protects that investment. #CompleteTheBuild

From a basement in NJ

Whether it was hacking together a proof of concept, video calls with the industrial designer in the UK, or painting 3D-printed parts, it all happened in my basement. It’s the only place in my house where I can leave something and not have it moved or played with prematurely.

It all started right here: the chip bowl I was using when I got the idea.
It all started right here: the chip bowl I was using when I got the idea.

 

Painting the 3D printed proof of concept
Painting the 3D printed proof of concept

 

A little DIY product photography
A little DIY product photography

 

 

The Team 

Hello, I’m Mike Piccuirro. I’m from New Jersey, where I live with my wife and two kids in New Jersey. I work at a Digital Agency in NYC as a Technical Director. I like building Legos sets with my kids, especially since it’s a nice way to do something with them that doesn’t involve them staring at a tablet. Those sets are expensive. But when we’re working on a set and we reach the end of the instruction book, there’s a nice feeling of satisfaction when we put the last piece in place. We take a picture, then the kids play with it until it winds up back in pieces in a large storage container. The kids use that container to make MOCs, which they love too. But Lego sets are so perfectly designed that even one small missing piece can ruin that satisfaction of finishing it. I designed something to help keep everything organized until that last piece is placed. I’ve found that the process of getting it made is kinda like building a Lego set: I had to make sure that all the pieces were in place so I’d have the satisfaction of knowing it was perfect when it was done.

Kevin Jenkins MA, CEO and Designer, Box and Pad Ltd: Kevin founded the consultancy Box & Pad Ltd in 2009. His specialty lies in forward-looking designs rooted in classical forms. Kevin’s degree in 3D design, his experience with injection molding and product design, and his work with high-profile clients like Haagen Dasz, The National Trust and BT made him (and Box & Pad) a natural fit when the time came to take BoxTop Builder from concept to reality.

Paul Bogan Words, Photos, Video, Tinkerage: In addition to high-profile clients like PFLAG, Marketing VF, and HiLine Coffee, Paul has delivered web collateral of all shapes and sizes to SMB clients in marketing, web design, SEO, construction and real estate. BoxTop Builder represents his first opportunity to combine the writing and photography he does for a living with the Lego building he does to unwind in his spare time.

Disclaimer: BoxTop Builder is designed to work with a variety of building systems, including LEGO, K'Nex, Mega Bloks and others. It is not sold or designed by, nor affiliated with, nor endorsed by, the LEGO Group.

Risks and challenges

The BoxTop Builder will be made by injection molding, which is a very common way of manufacturing. There are risks common to any injection-molded product (defective molds, improper fit and finish), but with careful sourcing and the collaboration of a product design agency, we expect to minimize the possibility of issues.

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    Good Karma. You get our thanks and eternal gratitude, along with 2 BoxTop Builder stickers you can display proudly or leverage as a speed pass at the pearly gates, your next rebirth, or any other karmic stickiness that might befall you (may not be valid in all jurisdictions or belief systems).

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    Special Early Bird Pricing! Let some other early bird have the worms. You’re gettin’ a BoxTop Builder!

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    If you've got multiple kids working on multiple builds, keep them out of each other's hair (and each other's Lego). Or keep one for yourself, and give four as gifts!

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    Ideal for independent toy stores, BrickFest giveaways, or indecisive holiday shoppers. We’ll drop ship ten units to your home, store, or office.

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    Holy Crap, You’re Awesome!

    No, really. Not only will we send you the BoxTop Builder, we’ll announce your awesomeness to the world by putting your name on the product packaging. Verily, you shall be legendary.

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