"While you can build pretty much anything with traditional blocks, they have their set of constraints… the Bokah eliminates those constraints, allowing you to make anything (rigid or flexible), no matter how abstract!" - Yanko Design
What is Bokah Blocks?
Bokah Blocks is a premium-wood construction toy, containing only two simple parts: The Bokah and the Bendy. Bokah blocks are a family of four sizes: Longs, Halfys, Smalls, and Tinys. Bendys are single-size, flexible units that can stretch, pull, bend, and twist. They are the magical little keys to Bokah Blocks.
How it works?
When a Bendy connects two Bokahs, a special joint is created. These special joints bring your creations to life. Unlike traditional building blocks, Bokah's interlocking joint mechanism lets you create rotating and moving parts. This is what makes Bokah Blocks extraordinary! Build small or big. Build simple or complex. It’s all up to you!
What makes Bokah special?
A. Inventive approach to wooden blocks
Bokah Blocks is a nostalgia-inducing classic woodblock toy with an innovative twist. This twist makes our toy compelling and exciting to block builders of any age. Introducing the Bendy joints! Now you can connect wooden blocks like you've always wished you could. Take free reign in creating clever joints to connect the blocks the way you want. Flex your ingenuity, and you'll see! There are so many possibilities!
B. Thoughtful, user-friendly design
Bokah Blocks is a versatile, easy-to-use approach to block building. The two basic components, the Bokahs and Bendys, clearly indicate to anyone how the parts can be joined together. This visual relationship between Bokahs and Bendys is unmistakable. The intuitive design allows kids and adults alike to understand the basic function of Bokah Blocks without instructions.
C. Gender neutral
Bokah Blocks' mission is to embrace gender neutrality. Our entire brand has been developed to appeal to anyone, regardless of gender. Bokah Blocks isn't just for boys. Nor is it just for girls. Bokah Blocks is for everyone because building is for everyone.
D. Educational value
Bokah Blocks was created to fulfill an important educational objective in the realm of building toys. Our purpose was to provide the best possible and most memorable constructional learning experiences for children and adults alike.
E. Home décor
Sustainable wood furniture and eco-friendly décor accessories have been hard to come by with the increased use of plastics. To help turn this decades-long plastic trend around, Bokah Blocks is made of replenisable and environmentally friendly natural materials.
Finally, here is a contemporary toy that compliments your home interior! Bokah Blocks embodies a timeless sense of nostalgia with its natural, unstained wood, yet modern design.
Yes! Bokah Blocks is totally patented!
Bokah Blocks is the first of its kind to use patented joints to bring exciting new dimensions to playing with wooden blocks. Our newly patented joint system offers an innovative approach to block building. Heightened play value used to be a limited concept when applied to traditional stacking block toys. But hey, Bokah Blocks just turned that limitation upside down!
What's in the Explorer Set?
The Explorer is the perfect set to introduce Bokah Blocks to new builders. Comprised of 55 assorted pieces, it's ideal for a wide range of open-ended play. In this set, there are 30 Bokah blocks and 25 Bendys. The block assortment comes in 4 different lengths: 4 Longs (8"), 6 Halfys (4"), 10 Smalls (2"), and 10 Tinys (1.25"). With 4 different-size blocks, the possibilities of creating connected shapes are endless.
What can you make with the Explorer Set?
Meet Leo & Lele
Bokah Blocks fuels the imagination, and imagination is its fundamental life force. Leo and Lele are two very special characters that represent and demonstrate the uninhibited creativity needed to build amazing things. Leo and Lele are here to encourage and inspire the ingenuity of boys and girls to bring the blocks to life.
Designed & Made in the USA
Bokah Blocks is a USA product: Designed, made, and assembled right here in Southern California. The basswood is grown in Pennsylvania and shipped to our passionate team to complete the milling and handmade production. With the 100% solid basswood, we ensure the strength and durability of the blocks. Each Bokah block looks different from the other because of its natural wood grain pattern and unstained finish. Just like you, every block has its own unique personality!
Our Story | Why did we design Bokah Blocks?
Construction toys were an essential part of our childhood. We reached for them because there was something immensely satisfying and rewarding in being able to build with uncurtailed imagination.
As adults and designers, we continue to love building-blocks just as much as we did as kids. The difference is that now we are able to critically examine them and identify their limitations. We looked at building toys on the market and saw a recurring pattern. They may have contained too many daunting pieces, or only allowed for building similar things at every attempt. Something was missing. So, we set out to introduce new approaches to wooden block-building that somehow could go beyond the traditional method of stacking one block atop the other.
We created Bokah Blocks to defy the limitations of traditional building blocks we had growing up. Bokah Blocks provides freedom to build dynamically and creatively. The versatile joints support open-ended and long-lasting play. The many possibilities of creating clever joints spark the imagination and offer fun, new challenges. These ideas are completely new to wooden building blocks.
Please join us in making Bokah Blocks an essential part of growing up. Let’s share with the world this new and exciting, mind-expanding construction toy experience.
Risks and challenges
Your expressed support obliges us to continue earning your trust, and we do not take that lightly. We love Bokah Blocks and are thrilled to share with you our production status, triumphs, and trials. We pledge to consistently keep you informed not only about our successes, but also the risks and challenges we encounter, and the steps we take to overcome them.
We anticipate meeting the following three challenges:
Challenge #1: Increasing production speed while non-compromising on product quality
Bokah Blocks is the product of the heartfelt and tireless efforts of a small product designer team at a very young company. Our new challenge is to tune up handmade production to ever-increasing demands. However, this challenge is also our opportunity to demonstrate to you the strength of our belief in preserving the high quality of our products. We did our best to prepare our production line for the possible expansions we anticipate to face, but the actual test of this effort is yet to be seen. Even though we may encounter production speedbumps, we are standing by our promise to bring you exceptional quality.
Challenge #2: Expanding production while facing financial demands
Since the moment of launching our Bokah Blocks website and releasing our first product -The Ultimate Backpack Set,- we have been constantly evolving our methods of production. However, it is with this Kickstarter Campaign that we are to test and deploy our streamlining process just about the same time. Our next challenge is, therefore, to finance the expansion of Explorer Set production while working on reaching our goal of $10,000 needed for expansion and supply acquisition.
Challenge #3: Acquiring and shipping high quality raw materials in a timely manner
We believe that the reliability of our raw material sources is well tested and proven. In addition, in our preparation for this Kickstarter Campaign, we stockpiled a substantial amount of resources. However, we yet to gauge actual demands for our product as the campaign progresses. Based on our experiences, a steady stream of raw material acquisition sometimes can present unforeseen obstacles. We may face some delays there, but we will always let you know the reasons and provide you with production and delivery schedule updates.
Our Promise to You:
Our highly skilled, dedicated, and dependable team members are excited and enthusiastic about meeting all these challenges head on. We are ready to work day and night to successfully deliver The Explorer Set to your doorstep.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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