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Entry-level modular kits that teaches the basic knowledge of electronics in play. Simple and fun! Starting from $49.
54 backers pledged HK$ 34,810 to help bring this project to life.

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The modular electronic building blocks add sound, motor, and light to your unlimited creations with 100% LEGO™ compatibility. We also offer three kits with a minimalist design approach: mechanical spider, robot and electric car. No coding, no supercomputer on-board, no complexity that increase kids' fear of getting started. Get the basic knowledges of electronics with our STEM kits in fun. 

Smart Blocks has three main modes: mechanical spider, robot and electric car, but with its modularity you can create even more modes by combining the Smart Blocks with other toys or parts and make the most of it! 

Mechanical Spider introduce some fundamental principles, like wheel and axle mechanism and structural engineering. It uses 58 pieces of mechanical parts and electronic modules to built. And you can take LEGO blocks to bring more variants.  

Robot kit includes 38 pieces of mechanical parts and electronic modules. Its front poles like rubber tracks of a grass skier.  It makes you laugh when it waddled up to the front of you.  

With only 20 pieces of mechanical parts and electronic modules, Electric Car kit should be your first step to the building world. Adventure awaits!    

The Smart Blocks kits have been designed from the ground up to be easy to assemble. Children can build it themselves without any extra tool. Don't let the puzzling coding program to stop your little kids from the fun of STEM education. Smart Blocks kits are just as easy as LEGO.

Every pack of Papalabs contains 3 basic 4 x 4 smart blocks of different functions, battery block, motor block and light block. Compatible with LEGO® blocks and with convenient connection ways, the 3 Smart Blocks enables creators to build a variety of innovative gadgets and turn unlimited ideas into reality. 

The rechargeable battery block powers your project hours of play time. 

Light up your own collection of building blocks, a car or a lighthouse. Light up just about everything with the light block.  

A perfect fit for your gears and wheels, and can drive a number of fun design. 

Our team are engaging to bring more smart blocks to young creators. At present, we've got the prototype of gesture control blocks. It enable kids to manipulate their creations actual movements.  

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The see-through design not only for a cool look, but it enables kids to see the connections they make when they drive a motor, or light an LED.  

The smart blocks are designed with three connections ways: Inserts, Magnets, and Wires, so that different modular blocks can be easily assembled and disassembled without the need for extra tools.   

Every piece of the smart blocks has a face with holes and a face with four knobs that can be snapped easily with each other and are compatible with LEGO bricks.

The Smart Blocks can be fully integrated with LEGO® bricks and blocks of Papalabs. By re-imaging and improving the toys they own, kids are encouraged to express their naturally inventive spirit as they explore their imagination. In the process, they will learn to find inventive new uses of the smart blocks and exciting things can happen.  

Papalabs Smart Blocks kits are designed to help your kids and your inner kids to release naturally inventive spirit or escape a while from the stress of life. Discover the simple satisfaction of building a cool toy with your hands.

  • electronic circuits
  • wheel and axle mechanism

The Smart Blocks project of Papalabs starts from August, 2017 and we've tested all the kits after a pilote production. At the time this campaign is launched mass production of 500 pieces will have started.  

Design Sketches and 3D Print Blocks
Design Sketches and 3D Print Blocks
3D Modeling on SketchUp
3D Modeling on SketchUp
New Package Design Rendered in CAD
New Package Design Rendered in CAD

Papalabs was founded in 2017 by a group of electrical engineers, product designers, LEGO enthusiasts, software developers, and experienced educators. 

Risks and challenges

Supply Chain Risks: Low.
We have been working on the smart blocks since 2017. We got the first batch of small production from factory in the middle of December, 2018. The quality is good and we're ready for mass production!

Shipping Risks: Low.
We would estimate the production quantity in the middle of our Kickstarter campaign to ensure we could ship out at least the first batch of rewards within 15-20 days after our campaign ends.

We take our backer support and communication very seriously and we promise to keep you in the loop with what's going on.

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    Light Block

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    Single Version

    Choices: Mechanical Spider | Robot | Electric Car

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    Early Bird - 3 in 1 Version

    3 Preset Kits, 3 Times Of Fun!
    Mechanical Spider & Robot & Electric Car

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    • Mechanical Spider
    • Robot
    • Electric Car
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    3 in 1 Version

    3 Preset Kits, 3 Times Of Fun!
    Mechanical Spider & Robot & Electric Car

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    • Robot
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    Twin Pack

    Choose two same or different of the following kits as you like.
    Choices: Mechanical Spider | Robot | Electric Car

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    3 Preset Kits with 3 Sets of Smart Block

    This perk contains 3 sets of Smart Blocks, which means every present kits has a set of Smart Blocks. That is 3 Light Blocks, 3 Motor Blocks, and 3 Battery Blocks in total.

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Funding period

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