"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm."
After a month of waiting we finally return! The last weeks we have been working very hard to get BLOCKS ready for production.... Yesterday production confirmation was given and our amazing product will be ready for inspection end-of-march!
We have made many improvements to the product, most of them are in the 'point-zero' millimeter range (23 iteration rounds to get it just right, not including rounds in the bar!). The more visible changes are:
(1) Stronger, thicker and heavier cardboard - we have sourced a new cardboard type, even stronger than our tested prototypes (visible in the video and pictures). The new cardboard is now strong enough to carry myself (and I am a lot heavier than the girl in the original picture).
(2) Connector optimization - both inside and outside connectors have been altered and tested many times, our result are single connectors that have the same strength, but are easier to unlock. Also, they will be presented in a sheet, nice and tidy!
(3) Connection slots - connection slots have an improved shape which allow to push a connector thru the slots without removing the remaining cardboard piece. This is a visual improvement (optional removal), but also it prevents damages during transport and folding of the shapes.
(4) Adjusted packaging - we have added 4 locks and the sides to make sure the package is strong enough for international deliveries. And as great things come in small(er) packages, the width of the package has decreased to 80 cm making it more easy to handle.
We have good news and bad news. First the bad news: all the alterations and improvements have lead to a significant improvement of production costs. The good news: we will take care of the overhead. You will just received the new and improved version!
We received more and more messages on our progress, logical of course. We are approving the various elements before mass production next week, after which production will commence. We expect to execute our quality control the 2nd of April. Giving our involvement in the production process we expect to ship out only one or two days later.
Shipping times vary with the distance from The Netherlands ("no shit, Sherlock"). We have not yet received estimates on shipping time, but we should be able to deliver BLOCKS anywhere in the world in April!
Have you seen our office video? If not, check it out at: poopycat.com/catoffice! We got over 1.000.000 views already :)
Just a little more patience and you can starting playing. We cannot wait to see all your crazy structures! We will update you when we have news!
Thank you all once more!