About this project
Hello again Kickstarter. After Dream Car, Mixed Animals and Infinity Pillow, we’re excited to introduce our new project to you. Cosmos - a set of classic wooden blocks reinvented with cool aerospace forms and a patented magnetic system.
Cosmos - simple wooden toys that inspire exploration and creative play. Toys that are long-lasting in both meaning and quality, so beautiful that kids and grownups will want to keep forever.
Calling all pioneers and adventurers, explore with these magnetic interchangeable pieces! Construct rockets that propel spacecrafts. Or better yet, construct multi-stage rockets to explore far beyond where any human has ever ventured. Start the countdown for launch with the space shuttle and its sleek double-delta wings. What about numerous space probes and landers that collect scientific data about distant planets? Or orbiting satellites for observation, navigation or communications? Construct the Hubble Space Telescope that lets us learn about Earth from the most stunning images. And of course, there is nothing to stop us from creating a UFO saucer.
Bringing science, design and play together into forms of elegance, imagination and intellect.
While snapping together these magnetic wooden blocks, you may be inspired to learn some facts about science and space, open up your mind to a world of possibilties, and become better creative thinkers and doers. Maybe it will even inspire a whole generation of kids who want to grow up to be astronauts, rocket scientists and engineers.
Simple and elegant. Five distinct styles - capturing the beauty of space and celebrating human sophistication. But this is only the beginning. Interchange the magnetic pieces as much as possible to make your own creations!
These might just be the coolest building blocks ever made. 28 wood pieces, 58 connection points, unlimited possibilities. Cleverly designed, and carefully crafted and put to life. Tune in to the satisfying click as the patented magnets pop up to snap together. Designed to function just like real world locking mechanisms.
We combine modern technology with woodcrafting traditions to achieve the best looking design objects. Starting with solid logs of beech, we saw them into smaller pieces and make machined cuts at precise angles and proportions. Then we proceed to drill two layered holes, and carefully embed the magnets under the injection-molded slots made from the 2-ton press. Then each individual part is sanded by hand, and painted with 3 layers to give a beautiful, smooth finishing.
We’ve also developed a super cool and innovative soft touch coating - extremely low gloss and low reflectivity. While automakers use it on consoles and steering wheels, we use it on selected parts to enhance the aesthetic and haptic qualities.
The result is a timeless wooden object that ages beautifully with long-lasting value. Outside the hours of play time, display your creations in the playroom, bedroom or living room. They’re so good looking that you wouldn’t want them hidden with the pile of forgettable plastic toys. Grownups will also want their own set at the office - minimal executive toys that stimulate the playful soul.
Cosmos is not merely a toy, but much more symbolic. It’s a tribute to the vision, intellect and courage of humankind, who have overcome challenges and pushed boundaries. That if you follow you dreams with convictions, you can achieve more than you ever imagine.
No blinking lights. No complicated electronics. No forgettable plastic toys that end up in garbage dumps.
Instead, we set out with the ambition to create toys loaded with meaning like imagination and simplicity. Toys that are long-lasting in both meaning and quality, so beautiful that kids and grownups will want to keep forever. Classic toys, reinvented. Simple values, restored.
After months of research, sketching, designing, prototyping, testing, breaking, building and playing, we are finally ready to present the Cosmos Collection. With every piece handmade from solid woods with unique grains, these toys will prevail over time and kids will continue to love these classics as they grow.
Thanks to Thomas Geoffray for taking the beautiful photos!
Risks and challenges
We have launched 3 successful Kickstarter projects previously, all of which have met the expected delivery date within one month timeframe. Backers and customers have all been impressed by the level of detail in design, and superior quality in execution. Being a small team of passionate designers and entrepreneurs at Huzi Design, we work closely with our partner suppliers and factories, who have generations of experience in crafting beautiful products.
We have full confidence that Cosmos will turn out to be truly heirloom wooden toys that will be passed on from generation to generation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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