August Update - check some new designs!
We have been furiously at work in the Summer heat, so I thought it's about time for another Update - in order to share all the great designs we have been working on so far!
As mentioned in previous updates, production of basic tile designs is well under way. So we are happy to inform you that we have already finished 10 full 3x3 Urban Sets: 4 "Medieval", 4 "Rustic" and 2 "Modern". That's 90 tiles ready to go! But basic tile production is just a part of what we have been doing...
Special tile designs and prototypes
We have also been preparing moulds to start casting all the resin parts of your tiles. This means a long series of different prototypes, which have to be designed, redesigned, tested, and then cast. We have finished and cast in moulds all the prototypes for the "Modern" sidewalks, the various components needed for the "medieval" harbour/canal tiles, and -surprise- the "medieval" canal stone bridge! Check the prototypes ready to be cast in silicon rubber in the picture below:
Our first Urban Bridge design: the "Medieval" version
As promised during the Kickstarter campaign, we would design and produce two sets of bridges to accompany our city canal lines. The first design is ready, moulded and already in production. It will be a great looking, resin copy of a grey stone arched bridge. The model is 9cm wide (7cm of actual road width) and has a span of 14 cm, easily connecting two opposing canal quays. As an extra bonus, the bridge works wonderfully with the "river ford" tiles of our outdoors KS1 Modular tiles.
Design sneak peaks!
The aforementioned parts are already under production, cast in resin copies almost daily. But that's not all; we are proud to present some more designs we are finishing right now. Below you can get a sneak peak of prototypes, before they become suitable for moulds: the first pieces of the "contemporary" harbour/canal quays and our new line of "urban" stone walls.
We hope you like the two different "themes" you can apply to your harbour/canal tiles!
How about the pledge manager?
I think it is clear, from all the prototypes under design/production above, that they need to finish first before we decide to include them in the Pledge Manager. Therefore, we made the decision of focusing first on the products themselves, before setting up their pledge manager pre-orders. Thus the PM will be thorough, with detailed descriptions and pictures of all your options, new and old (yes, there are even more designs and options under development, including the "modern" version of a bridge!).
This means that we had had to push the PM launch into September, in order for it to be complete and not "rushed". Please note that this will in no way affect production - we are producing both tiles and resin copies of everything to be ready to fulfil demand.
I hope you like what you seeing so far!
Enjoy the rest of Summer,