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Last updated September 15, 2015

WoodyMac - the Toy Magnetic City Builder (Canceled)

Wooden, magnetic, architectural toy - a building block set for boys, girls and fun loving adults. Family-friendly activity for everyone

WoodyMac - the Toy Magnetic City Builder (Canceled)

Wooden, magnetic, architectural toy - a building block set for boys, girls and fun loving adults. Family-friendly activity for everyone

$8,536
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
61
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2014
Last updated September 15, 2015

About

Build a dollhouse, a fortress, a high-tech home, a supermarket, or anything else you can dream up! It’s like a cross between wooden building blocks and Lego®­—but connected by magnets and structural smarts.

WoodyMac—The first of its kind, a large and sturdy architectural set for boys, girls, and fun-loving adults.

WoodyMac is a set of wooden construction blocks designed to foster creativity, develop architectural and engineering skills, and promote spatial thinking—the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects—which scientific studies have demonstrated is key to the development of new knowledge and innovation in technology, math, and science.

The set is functionally similar to Lego®, but the pieces hold together by small but very powerful magnets, so as you build, they snap together and stay in place. The blocks are made from all-natural, non-toxic, allergy-safe materials utilizing natural, high-quality, durable beech wood and plywood inset with neodymium* magnets, ready for you to build the house of your dreams. The versatility of the WoodyMac set make it an exciting new product for both boys and girls, whether building a fortress, dreaming up a dollhouse, or designing unique furniture—and adults will love it too!

The Early Bird Special: Get your WoodyMac set for half the price!

For each set, the first 50 backers (the first 100 backers for the Ice Cream Café Set) will get their sets at a 50% discount!

For each set, the next 100 backers (the next 200 for the Café set) can get their WoodyMac sets for just a little more. You can help your child make the things you could only dream a reality! This is an investment you won’t regret. Remember how as a child you had to improvise to built makeshift houses for fun and play—imagine if you’d had WoodyMac! Your children will never forget their WoodyMac and will pass those fond memories on to their kids. Don't miss the opportunity to give your children hours of fun, joy, and learning. Play with them, and you’ll feel like a kid again!

Can’t wait? Choose this pledge option, and you'll get your WoodyMac before everyone else! With the earliest delivery, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to be among the first—and you’ll get it in time for Christmas!

Not only that, but each set will arrive in a gift box, with a personalized message from Santa and Santa’s WoodyMac team. But hurry! Only the first 100 backers to make this pledge (and the first 200 for the Café set) will get it!

 Show your kids that Dad’s the best—build it with them! Have Mom pitch in too—providing that special touch by customizing your creations inside and out. A fun activity for the whole family, unplugged from a tablet or PC! Reunite your family with WoodyMac!

 WoodyMac helps children learn spatial thinking and reasoning, an essential skill that develops from the early learning stages by combining visual cues with real 2D and 3D objects at a time when the human brain is learning to understand space not through sight but also through touch and object manipulation in real time and physical space. Spatial reasoning is key to the further development of skills and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—key fields that are facing a serious shortage as interaction with screens and computer monitors slowly replaces interaction with tangible objects.

Try one of our sample designs or unleash your creativity, toss out the instructions, and just start building! There's no limit but your imagination to what you can assemble with WoodyMac blocks! With so many blocks and such a wide variety of shapes and sizes, this set offers you boundless architectural possibilities. Its simple, innovative design allows for quick assembly of a variety of structures and forms, helping you bring your ideas to life or build one of our fun sample designs.
Each construction is solid and stable, held together by powerful internal magnets. This means that whatever structure you build won’t collapse. After you build one house, you don’t have to tear it down—just extend your “city” by adding other of our WoodyMac designs or WoodyMac structures of your own, using our spare parts.

 There are many unique components: roof railings, awnings, sliding doors,
panels with opening doors, and painted and unpainted parts.

You never will run out of the parts you need, be it more blocks or other spare parts. Our standard parts will be always available, and we’ll be adding new components all the time. It’s our motto – enabling your creativity by always providing you with new, compatible parts, designed to fit all our previous components.

Each dimension of WoodyMac has been thoughtfully planned, intuitively developed, meticulously designed, and carefully manufactured, down to the last detail, to ensure delivery of a high-quality, optimal building set ready for you to put together anything you can imagine—from the simplest to the most complex designs. WoodyMac blocks can also be equipped with variant walls and ceilings, as well as additional elements like triangular roofs, garage doors, fences, and much more.

With the option to use colorful self-printed wallpapers, textures, paint, or pre-printed sticky covers, everyone can personalize their WoodyMac creation into whatever they like, whether it’s a military fortress, doll house, geometric puzzle, or something else entirely.

 100% of the money we raise will be used to implement and automate the production cycle. An automatic production line will ensure the highest possible quality while also reducing the time needed to manufacture our WoodyMac sets.

Using a high-precision milling machine and laser pattern-cutting technology, we will be able to provide you with the best quality, for the most fun.

 The magnets we use, made from neodymium alloys (rare earth magnets), possess a very powerful magnetic field and have a lifespan of 100 years.

 *There are no known positive or negative health effects from handling neodymium magnets. While there are numerous anecdotal claims promoting the health benefits of permanent magnets, we are not aware of any scientific studies that correlate static magnetic fields with the cause or cure of any human diseases.

Risks and challenges

My extensive experience working in supply-chain solutions, international transportation, and project management have given me the qualifications necessary to provide a solid foundation and business plan for timely manufacturing, dependable delivery, and customer satisfaction.
We have a clearly thought-out plan for how to proceed after the completion of this project. We already have preliminary agreements with suppliers and manufacturers, which means that as we’ve gotten our “kickstart,” we can get started on your WoodyMac sets. We’ve been working for over a year developing WoodyMac, and we feel confident we’ve covered all the potential risks and wrinkles in our planning. We hope you’ll get to enjoy the results of all our hard work!
Our team is constantly engaged in developing environmentally friendly toys. This project is an expansion of what we have, until now, only been able to do on a small scale—with enough Kickstarter backers, we’ll be able to cross the boundaries of a small local shop, and offer WoodyMac to the world.

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