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By Bryan Natter
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About this project

 

Create Animals
Create Animals

This Kickstarter can help manufacturing a larger quantity to get ArkoBlox at an affordable price so everyone can enjoy them the way my sons and I do.

We have placed our first order and I will have the blocks in hand by the first week of July. 

I think the most exciting part of this, is seeing all the different creations when I give the blocks to people to play with.

I've seen towers, forts and roads to play with toy cars. I saw someone build a laptop stand at their office.

 

Desktop Phone Holder
Desktop Phone Holder

 The above was made with the prototype Blocks

Fort my son built
Fort my son built

 

20 ArkoBlox and 80 Pin Set
20 ArkoBlox and 80 Pin Set

 

How the blocks connect
How the blocks connect

 

A cool train
A cool train

The above was created with the prototype blocks by some of my friends. They brought the blocks to their office.

Where did the ArkoBlox come from?
I was wanting to do something creative with my son that was fun for both of us. Legos are great, but can be complicated (for young kids) and following the directions can be tedious. Using my Home Depot credit card, I purchased a wood cutter and some wood, and started cutting blocks. We played with these, but got bored pretty quickly. My thought was - how can we build something out of wood blocks that doesn't fall apart and has infinite creative possibilities. I started playing with the thought of holes in the blocks, positioned in such a way that the options are endless. Well, a few months later, I had a working prototype in hand.

I wished I had made more! My first order just wasn't enough.

My son and I built:

  • Bridges that he can stand on
  • Marble machines
  • Forts for his figures
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Car ramps for his Hot Wheels
  • Robots
  • Dinosaurs
  • All different animals

The creativity is endless!

Risks and challenges

So what could go wrong? Well...

The holes in the blocks have to be perfect - the exact distance away from the edges and center. They also have to be the exact diameter. If any of this is off, ArkoBlox becomes just a piece of wood with holes in it.

The great news is, I have been at this for about 2 years. I've tested two different manufacturers and now have the perfect product I was looking for. They have created molds to ensure consistent size and placement manufactured by precision machinery, every time.

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Build a Desktop Phone Holder

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    4 blocks
    10 Pins

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    1 Brick of 20 Blocks

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    20 Blocks
    80 Pins

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    20 ArkoBlox and 80 Pins

    Blocks are made of Beech Wood. All quality and child safe.
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    20 ArkoBlox
    80 Pins
    Block size: 4.5" x 1.5" x .75
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    40 ArkoBlox and 160 Pins

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    Block size: 4.5" x 1.5" x .75
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    80 ArkoBlox and 160 Pins

    Blocks are made of Beech Wood. All quality and child safe.
    80 ArkoBlox
    320 Pins
    Block size: 4.5" x 1.5" x .75
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    200 ArkoBlox and 800 Pins

    Blocks are made of Beech Wood. All quality and child safe.
    200 ArkoBlox
    800 Pins
    Block size: 4.5" x 1.5" x .75
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    400 ArkoBlox and 1600 Pins

    Blocks are made of Beech Wood. All quality and child safe.
    400 ArkoBlox
    1600 Pins
    2 Signed Blocks from the founders
    1 ArkoBlox Tee
    Block size: 4.5" x 1.5" x .75
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