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Lyris Laser Studio: Custom Game Storage Chests

By combining custom inserts with pre-made boxes, we create storage solutions that are beautiful, affordable, and effective.

Lyris Laser Studio: Custom Game Storage Chests

By combining custom inserts with pre-made boxes, we create storage solutions that are beautiful, affordable, and effective.

$5,591
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
63
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 8 2013 6:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 23, 2014

About

Lyris Laser Studio is back, with our second Kickstarter campaign! Our mission is the same as before - to bring you high-quality, laser-cut gaming accessories at an affordable price.

We're ready to launch our latest product line: storage boxes that have been carefully designed and custom-made for your favorite games. These laser-cut inserts are easy to assemble, durable, and fit into storage boxes that can be purchased off-the-shelf from major craft retailers like Michaels. We can send you just the insert (to save on shipping) or go all-out and send you a beautiful finished, stained chest full of gaming treasure!

We're almost ready to go into production, but we could really use some extra capital at the start so we can buy our boxes and supplies in bulk. In addition, we're hoping to raise enough money from this campaign to move the business into a larger workshop, so we can have separate areas for production, staining, assembly, packing, and shipping.

1) Choose a design you like

Our designs are listed below, along with extra information, webpages, and YouTube links. Browse through and find something you love!

2) Is it Small or Large?

During the campaign, you won't pledge for a specific design; you'll just choose a Small or Large pledge. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, I'll send out surveys where you can indicate exactly which design you want to receive.

3) Do you want a kit, or a completed box?

There are four pledge levels for each box size.

  • INSERT: This is just the insert, unassembled. You will need to go to your local Michaels to get the outer box, as well as any handles, latches, and other parts you may want.
  • DIY: This includes the insert, the outer box, two handles, two latches, and any screws and nails you need. You'll assemble it yourself, which is easy and just requires a screwdriver and some white glue.
  • COMPLETE: At this level, you'll receive the box and insert completely assembled, with handles, latches, and hardware attached. Just open it up, load your game, and go!
  • PREMIUM: This pledge is a work of art. You'll receive a completely assembled box which has been sanded and stained, with upgraded handles and latches. This will be an attention-grabber in your home, or at any game night or convention!

4) Find your pledge level!

If you want a large box, and you like the sound of the Complete level, then you're looking for the Large Complete reward. Simple as that.

Maybe you'd like to get more than one? The CUSTOM level is for you. You'll just need to add up the prices of what you want, and make a pledge for that amount.

Custom pledge information: http://goo.gl/wBqH6M

5) Any extra options? International shipping?

Check the link in each pledge level to read about available options or international shipping charges, and make sure you add to your pledge if necessary!

Current options include:

  • DIY and COMPLETE pledges can have the outer box stained in a beautiful wood grain, or in a variety of colors. ($10 for small boxes, $15 for large) The PREMIUM pledges include staining by default.
  • The Dragon's Hoard can be customized with licensed Red Dragon Inn art and character names. ($10)
  • Add a laser-cut deck box to your reward! ($12 per deck box)
  • Add a stacking tray to your pledge! These trays allow boxes of the same size to be stacked securely on top of each other. ($8 per tray)
Stacking Trays
Stacking Trays

The Dragon's HoardCompatible with The Red Dragon Inn

The Dragon's Hoard
The Dragon's Hoard

Dragon's Hoard video: http://youtu.be/nl-TbzC11CY

Dragon's Hoard details: http://goo.gl/jfP5nF

This storage box comfortably holds The Red Dragon Inn 1-4, all four Allies, the SlugCrew character Ozrik, the Gambling, I'm In! game, and extra tokens and dice.

Thanks to SlugFest Games, we're able to offer additional licensed RDI customization for your box! Add $10 to your pledge to receive an engraved Red Dragon Inn logo for your box, as well as engraved tabs for each character's deck slot.

The Pyramid SchemeCompatible with Icehouse/Looney Pyramids

The Pyramid Scheme
The Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid Scheme video: http://youtu.be/R16oWNfo64s

Pyramid Scheme details: http://goo.gl/jaGtxK

This storage box holds 12 stashes of Icehouse Pyramids (180 pyramids!), and also provides storage space for cards, dice, rules, coasters, and more.

As a bonus, backers will receive a four-part chessboard that fits in the box, an engraved board for Twin Win, and some simple square Volcano caps.

You can also add $15 to your pledge to receive a six-piece modular chessboard, used in games like Martian Chess. It's a common pyramid accessory!

The Settlement Storage - Compatible with The Settlers of Catan

This design is in progress, but our goal is to hold everything from base set of The Settlers of Catan and its 5-6 player expansion in a beautiful storage box. There should be room for more expansion tiles, as well.

If you backed our previous Kickstarter for a laser-cut Catan set, this box will be compatible with either the original Catan tiles, or my laser-cut set. I also have some new laser-cut Catan tiles planned for 2014.

While I don't have pictures of this design yet, you can be assured that it will meet the same standards of beauty, durability, and usefulness as the other boxes we have available.

The Train Station - Compatible with Ticket to Ride

This design is in progress, but our goal is to hold all of the cards, trains, and other bits from every version of Ticket to Ride. The boards won't fit in the box, but they'll be stored separately, either in one of the original TTR boxes, or in a custom laser-cut box I'll make for you.

Add $20 to your pledge to receive a box for the boards.

My goal is also to make the trays in the box serve as card trays for the game in progress, helping keep the draw and discard piles organized.

While I don't have pictures of this design yet, you can be assured that it will meet the same standards of beauty, durability, and usefulness as the other boxes we have available.

The Mile of Tiles - Compatible with Carcassonne

This design is in progress, but we're confident we can hold all of the tiles, figures, and various other bits from Carcassonne and every expansion.

This pledge will also include laser-cut dividers to keep the tiles from each expansion separate.

While I don't have pictures of this design yet, you can be assured that it will meet the same standards of beauty, durability, and usefulness as the other boxes we have available.

The Card Kingdom - Compatible with Dominion, Magic: The Gathering and other card games

The Card Kingdom
The Card Kingdom

Card Kingdom video: http://youtu.be/uocaiOR2fEQ

Card Kingdom details: http://goo.gl/XczRJd

This large box contains two trays, each one able to hold over 1,500 cards. Large enough for sleeved cards, too!

It can easily hold everything that's been made for Dominion, a sizable Magic collection, full sets of Netrunner, Game of Thrones, or the Star Wars LCG, or many other games.

The Great Dragon - Compatible with The Red Dragon Inn

Great Dragon details: http://goo.gl/7ZTHK0

Like The Dragon's Hoard, this storage box comfortably holds The Red Dragon Inn 1-4, all four Allies, and everything else for the game. It also holds our custom laser-cut RDI player boards and extra boards!

You can add laser-cut RDI boards to your pledge: $25 for a set of four player boards, and $25 for the 'extra board set' that includes 11 boards for things like Wizgille's Gear Deck, the Inn's Gold, Serena's Piety, and much more. Information on those boards: http://goo.gl/B3epwi

Thanks to SlugFest Games, we're able to offer additional licensed RDI customization for your box! Add $10 to your pledge to receive an engraved Red Dragon Inn logo for your box, as well as engraved tabs for each character's deck slot.

The War Chest - Compatible with Memoir '44

This box is still in progress, but it will hold all of the terrain tiles, cards, and miniatures for Memoir '44 and every expansion. Our goal is even to provide you with extra trays for a second American and German army, if you have an extra set for Overlord.

The game boards will not fit in the box, but you can store those in one of your Memoir '44 boxes, or pledge an additional $20 to receive a laser-cut box sized for your boards.

Although we don't have pictures of this box yet, you can be assured that it will be up to the same standards of quality, beauty, and usefulness as our other designs.

The City Center - Compatible with The Settlers of Catan

The City Center is our upgrade to The Settlement Storage, a large-size storage box designed to hold all of Catan and every expansion. It will be designed to help with quick setup, and is certain to be the centerpiece of your gaming collection!

If you backed our previous Kickstarter for a laser-cut Catan set, this box will be compatible with either the original Catan tiles, or my laser-cut set. I also have some new laser-cut Catan tiles planned for 2014.

While I don't have pictures of this design yet, you can be assured that it will meet the same standards of beauty, durability, and usefulness as the other boxes we have available.

The Dark Journey One - Compatible with Descent: Journeys in the Dark 1st Edition

Dark Journey One details: http://goo.gl/UQTZuR

This game was chosen by a backer for the Custom Premium pledge level! I've barely started the design, but my goal is to hold all the cards, tiles, and tokens from Descent 1st Edition and all of its expansions.

I don't plan to fit the miniatures in this box, but I do want to do a dedicated miniatures chest at some point.

Deck Box
Deck Box

Colors and details: http://goo.gl/8juM2E

During the campaign, we're also offering laser-cut deck boxes! These feature two halves that fit snugly together, and hold about 60-80 sleeved cards.

This is a great, low-cost way to try out our laser-cut products! Your deck box will come stained in the color of your choice at no additional charge, or you can leave it unstained for a natural wood look.

 Our stretch goals will primarily be unlocking new designs and storage boxes, but we do have a few goals for facilities and equipment that will let us add some fun bonuses to your rewards!

$8,500: Laser-cut die!

When we hit $8,500, I'll include a laser-cut six-sided die with every order! This die is quite satisfying to put together - it's amazing how flat wood can build a perfect, strong cube. It's a sure conversation starter!

$10,000: Deck box!

At $10,000, everyone who had pledged to receive a box (the DIY, Complete, and Premium levels) will receive a deck box in the color of their choice, for free! I'll even include multiple deck boxes for backers pledging for multiple boxes!

Thanks for your support!

We hope we can count on your pledge, and help you organize your collection! Also, take a moment to check out the other designs we offer on our website:

LyrisLaser.com

Risks and challenges

We learned a lot from our previous Kickstarter. Last time, we really got bogged down just from how many different products we were offering; nearly every order was unique. For this project, we've intentionally limited it to just a few box sizes, and standardized designs that we can produce and ship quickly.

Lyris Laser Studio has been running for over a year now, and in that time we've mastered our process. We know how to get the best detail, how to quickly cut, and how to effectively add what color and customization we're offering.

We have our own laser cutting machine, so we're not relying on access to another workshop. There's always the risk of unforeseen problems with the machine, but it's under warranty for another year. A mechanical failure might cost us a few weeks, but it won't sink the project entirely.

We've chosen our wood, latches, stain, and handles from nationally-distributed brands that aren't going to go out of stock soon. The wooden chests have been a staple at Michaels for years, and their staff had no doubt about their ability to deliver hundreds of boxes, if necessary, in a very short time.

We've researched our supply chain, we've run through production prototypes, we've weighed and priced shipping on the completed boxes, and I think we're ready to go!

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    SMALL INSERT: You'll receive a small insert of your choice. The outer box is not included, but you can buy it off the shelf at your local Michaels. The inserts are lightweight and pack flat, so you save on shipping! Please add $7 for shipping to Mexico/Canada or $15 for worldwide shipping. Designs, options, and information: http://goo.gl/pC9ofi

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    SMALL DIY: You'll receive a small insert of your choice, as well as the outer box, two metal handles, two metal latches, and small nails for the name plate. You'll assemble the box yourself using white or wood glue and a screwdriver. Please add $25 for shipping to Mexico/Canada or $35 for worldwide shipping. Designs, options, and information: http://goo.gl/KWMKIM

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    SMALL PREMIUM: You'll receive a small box and insert of your choice, completely assembled and finished. We'll go all-out to make your box as fancy as it can be, including sanding, staining, and sealing the entire box, and adding improved handles, latches, and corner protectors. Your box will be a one-of-a-kind work of art. Please add $25 for shipping to Mexico/Canada or $35 for worldwide shipping. Designs, options, and information: http://goo.gl/27Iaki

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    CUSTOM PREMIUM: Do you have a favorite game, or a game design you're working on? At this level, we'll work together to create a new, custom insert for the game (or other purpose) of your choice. You'll receive the box assembled and finished, just like the Premium pledge levels above. Please add $25 for shipping to Mexico/Canada or $35 for worldwide shipping. More information here: http://goo.gl/Ty8Nh9

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    CONVENTION GUEST: Are you looking for a truly unique item for your convention or event? I'll design a custom box for you, then fly out to the event and offer the boxes in your exhibit hall. You'll set the price, and keep the profit from the design. While I'm there, I'll also give lectures and workshops on laser cutting and design. More information here: http://goo.gl/xSQAuz

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