Brick Mini Chess Pieces offer a whole new world of building opportunities with your existing brick collection. We set out to create new brick elements that would combine the joy of building and the beauty of design together. Not only do Brick Mini Chess pieces look great, they also connect to other bricks in various ways, meaning you can use them to build and create just like any other brick. They will fit right in with your collection of LEGO®, Mega Construx™, Kre-O™ and more!
Color Sets are the main component of every reward tier. One Color Set contains 18 total pieces: 8 Pawn figures, 2 Rook Figures, 2 Knight Figures, 2 Bishop Figures, 2 Queen Figures, and 2 King Figures. In other words, one Color Set is equal to one half of a chess set's figures (with one extra King and Queen). You'll want at least two Color Sets in different colors if your goal is to use these pieces as chess pieces. For this reason, Color Sets come in pairs for each reward tier. Single Color Sets can be added to a pledge as an add-on.
The reason for Color Sets as the building-block for each reward tier rather than just full chess sets is simple. We recognize some backers will just want black and white sets of figures. However, we also recognize that other backers may just want a lot of a single color for incorporating into their own creations. Whatever your intended use, you'll be able to choose the exact colors you want when it comes time to fill out your survey.
If you want to have a full chess set (including the gameboard) look below at our "Add-ons" section to see how to add a gameboard to your pledge.
What Can You Build With Your Brick Mini Pieces?
As a Grandmaster Backer you easily get the best value for your money. You will receive 1 Color Set in every available color (including unlocked colors) and you will receive an additional 2 Color Sets of your choice. At the very least, this means that you will receive 8 Color Sets minimum: 2 Sets in your choice of colors, and 6 more in the base goal colors (Black, White, Reddish Brown, Tan, Dark Bluish Gray, Light Bluish Gray). That is at minimum, enough pieces to dress 4 chess boards or 144 pieces (when you count the extra King and Queen per set)
As we unlock new colors, your reward will only grow! For each additional color we unlock, you'll receive another Color Set in that new color.
Shipping and Handling is free for backers who live within the United States and who pledge at "Grandmaster" reward tiers and above!
If you want to add additional Color Sets to your reward tier, please see the "Add-ons" section below.
Add-ons are available to all backers, but if you've pledged at the spectator level, then you will be required to pay shipping in the pledge manager after the campaign comes to an end. All Boards, Squares, Tiles, and Checker set pieces will be authentic LEGO parts. Costs reflect current market value for aftermarket pieces and the labor to separate and batch each set. For sustainability purposes, building instructions for add-on kits will be sent digitally, however, you will be able to request a physical copy of instructions in your survey if you prefer.
New colors unlocked by stretch goals will be voted on by the backer community. Polls will be sent via backer-only updates.
Have a question? Don't be shy! Shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll do our best to get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.
Have an idea that you think would make this project even better? Please, let us know! If it's something we agree with and is something that can be incorporated (depending on cost and timeline factors at the least) we will consider it. If we love the idea, but doesn't quite fit for this project, we will certainly file it away for future Brick Mini projects!
Producing high-quality injection molded products is expensive. After investing a lot of time and money into prototyping these products, raising funds through Kickstarter will bring this dream into reality. We love that Kickstarter provides a platform that allows us to securely interact with people that share and support our grand visions, and we want nothing more than to deliver amazing products that bring value to their lives.
Risks and challenges
We have already launched and fulfilled crowdfunding campaigns in the past with different teams, and so we have practical experience in the realization and fulfillment of a crowdfunding campaign.
It is important to remember that these pieces will be injection molded ABS plastic with tolerances that must be compatible with other leading building-brick brands. A quality injection mold takes time to perfect, and getting those tolerances just right will be our highest priority. That means that it may take more than a few rounds of milling and testing the molds to assure that the product is perfect. With this in mind, our timeline has been conservatively estimated, and so we hope to ship within the given time frame.
Regardless of what happens, we will commit to being 100% transparent with our backers with a healthy amount of updates to keep you in the loop every step of the way. When we receive our samples you'll be the first to know how they are coming along.
All pledges can be refunded up to 14 days after the end of the Kickstarter campaign, fees included. After which, and until we pay for manufacturing, we have a policy of no questions asked for a refund, but we will be unable to refund charges incurred by Kickstarter, credit processing, and pledge management (about 15% of your payment). Once we have paid for manufacturing, we will only issue refunds for shipping fees incurred if you decide to cancel your pledge. If we have shipped your reward, we will be unable to offer a refund. Despite these stipulations, we will be sympathetic to refund requests on a case by case basis.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that these products are in the final stages of development and that the final look, materials, content and rewards are subject to change and may differ from what is presented in any prototype image or rendering presented in this Kickstarter project. You also acknowledge that these products are being marketed as a product for adults (18+) and they contain or consist of small parts which may present a choking hazard.
We will be using a pledge management system to handle backer reward choices and to collect any necessary information to complete fulfillment. A notification will be sent via your supplied email address to let you know when and how to confirm your pledge through the pledge management system. If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.
If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as it was confirmed in the pledge management system to the address you provided. You also agree that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities.
We reserve the right to refund your order minus any fees that we have incurred as a result of it, if after one or more attempts to ship your order to you, said shipment(s) has/have failed.
If the Kickstarter campaign fully funds with one or more stretch goals unlocked, and if after the campaign ends cancelled pledges and or failed credit card charges cause any funds received to be less than the unlocked stretch goal amounts, we reserve the right to decide whether or not to pursue said stretch goals.
Please remember, we fully expect to fulfill 100% of orders, and we will do everything in our power to do so. These terms and conditions are simply provided to protect everyone involved (including backers). The cost to manufacture these goods is substantial, and fulfillment of any goal we unlock and promise to backers is contingent upon the funds that have been raised.
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