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PLICO is a collection of woodblocks with grooves that lets you build and build again routes for marbles, with endless possibilities.
PLICO is a collection of woodblocks with grooves that lets you build and build again routes for marbles, with endless possibilities.
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What if you could give life to the traditional woodblocks?

PLICO is 9 woodblocks, and infinite possibilities to create routes for marbles. For kids from 7 to 777, this game provides a new dimension to the classic woodblocks game: movement!

PLICO can be played anywhere and with anything: on the edge of a table, using books, objects or stairs to add levels to the game.

PLICO_Collection of 9 pieces
PLICO_Collection of 9 pieces

Challenge yourself, share fun moments and boost your brain power!

PLICO is a true game, where players experiment through trial and error to achieve success. It is a construction game, both physical and psychological, which reveals the creativity within every player, young and old.

This educative game is an entertaining introduction to the basic laws of physics, it champions focus, precision, motor skills. It is about imagining, trying, understanding, learning, and having fun!

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 Create a community, launch production.

Our first goal is to create a community. This game must be tackled by pioneers and curious minds who will be able to share their ideas and discoveries and expand the possibilities of PLICO.

I want to make PLICO available to an audience as large as possible, this is why I’m raising 1 000€ via Quickstarter - just enough to start production.

All the images in this campaign feature prototypes, a successful crowdfunding would allow us to launch a semi-industrial, or even better, a full-scale industrial production. sky is the limit!

PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_One composition with Color collection

Stretch goals

From 1000 to 3000 euros, the pieces will be produced by myself in a Fablab based in France.

From 3000 to 9000 euros, the pieces will be produced by a company with high production facilities either based in France or in Portugal.

More than 9000 euros, we can imagine two solutions: reach out to an industrial production company or build our own production workshop.

PLICO_3 Plico in color
PLICO_3 Plico in color
PLICO_The Natural collection_12 pieces + 2 marbles
PLICO_The Natural collection_12 pieces + 2 marbles
PLICO_The Color collection_12 pieces + 2 marbles
PLICO_The Color collection_12 pieces + 2 marbles
PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_One composition with Color collection
PLICO_Natural set_26 pieces + 3 marbles
PLICO_Natural set_26 pieces + 3 marbles
PLICO_Compositions with Natural set
PLICO_Compositions with Natural set
PLICO_Color set_26 pieces + 3 marbles
PLICO_Color set_26 pieces + 3 marbles
PLICO_Composition with Color set
PLICO_Composition with Color set
PLICO_First constructions
PLICO_First constructions
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Manufacturing and tolerance

The game is manufactured with precision in Europe. Each block is made out of beech wood for solidity and stability. PLICO will come with Ø14mm marbles for optimal playability. For a more challenging experience, you can also use Ø16mm marbles which will also fit the grooves.

The colored pieces are made with a hand-dipping technique in see-through inks. We are currently testing options for more durable inks, which might be of different colors, but will still be harmoniously matched together.

PLICO_Prototyping
PLICO_Prototyping
PLICO_Tunnel
PLICO_Tunnel

Milestones and dates 

Here are the project milestones from the beginning to the end: 

  • March 2018 - Start of project, design and prototypes.
  • April 2018 - Final prototypes and Quickstarter campaign build.
  • June 2018 - Launch of the Kickstarter campaign.
  • July 2018 - End of the campaign and sending Purchase Order to Factory.
  • September 2018 - Receiving products and dispatch of all the rewards.
  • November 2018 - Your PLICO SET in your mailbox!
PLICO_Color set
PLICO_Color set

THANK YOU!

Noelle Tutenuit for the initial idea and her help to build the project. Marion Gros for her unfailing support and the color research. Luc Serreboubée for the first prototypes. Oscar Lhermitte, for the feedback on Quickstarter management. Nicolas Cambier for his video editing skills. Yoann Robin for the spellchecking. Joao Feyo from OplLab for the prototypes production. Jardin21 for allowing us to make the workshop in their amazing garden. Delphine Mériaux, Charlie Zehnlé and Marc Sarrazin for all the good advices. Adèle, Miley, Nino and Pio.

 And last but not least, you, for your support!

Risks and challenges

I am a product designer based in Paris, France. During my career i have designed many projects and products which I have developed from start to finish. This is my first Kickstarter but thanks to Oscar Lhermitte, the initiator of Quickstarter campaign, I’m ready.

All the costs have been carefully evaluated, and I have set the shipping date as realistically as possible. Everything will be done to make sure we meet the planned deadline and I will let you know if any hiccups occur along the way. Fortunately, there shouldn’t be a lot to worry about since PLICO is based on basic shapes and materials!

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