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ALL NEW! Billions of years of life, science, and history in the palm of your hand! Curated and handcrafted to inspire for generations.
ALL NEW! Billions of years of life, science, and history in the palm of your hand! Curated and handcrafted to inspire for generations.
ALL NEW! Billions of years of life, science, and history in the palm of your hand! Curated and handcrafted to inspire for generations.
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    1. \[T]/ SOLAIRE \[T]/ about 5 hours ago

      Just have to say, you guys have the absolute best customer service Ive ever been in contact with in my entire life. Quick to respond and always helpful! A big extra star for Stephanie. Keep doing what you are doing. Best kickstarter project ever :) Already hyped for MM4!

    2. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      @Andrew Not this time! Busy with MM3! But, we *might* have something fun to share in the not too distant future... :)

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

    3. Andrew Hurwitz
      Superbacker
      4 days ago

      Hey Hans, any plans for MM related Kickstarter Gold? :)

    4. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      4 days ago

      @VLennon You are very welcome!!

      @Matthew James Errington Wonderful! Thank you for the kind words and yes, we'll add you to the list!

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

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      Matthew James errington 4 days ago

      Mm3 No# 1182 arrived safely in Blackpool uk thanks to the mm team for then help with all my question it looks awsome with the mm2 you guys have nailed this one!!!!!!!

      Also can you cc me in the emails for the mm2 hard back book I bought it on a different email and would hate to miss our on it :)

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      VLennon 5 days ago

      Just wanted to say thanks to the MM team. Received my MM3 last week. Love it!!! ❤️❤️❤️ And beautiful production ��Can't wait for MM4!

    7. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      5 days ago

      @Matthew James Errington: Helper Stephanie here! The vast majority of Mini Museums going to the UK will be handled by Royal Mail once they arrive in the country. Some backers, especially those with a number of extra add-ons, may have theirs delivered by Parcelforce instead.

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

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      Matthew James errington 6 days ago

      Hay guys douse anyone know which delivery service it changes to when it gets to the UK :)

    9. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 14

      Hello, everyone! A quick note for backers in Germany: We've noticed that some packages are taking a long time to clear through customs, potentially up to 10 days. There are no service announcements from Deutsche Post, so the cause is unclear. We're making inquiries and will update as we receive more information.

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

    10. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 14

      @SOLAIRE It's definitely a challenge. Either way, there's VAT to be paid and though the fee is less as a manufacturer we'd still face a commission on the distributor's side. With MM3 it was clear we'd have to add a surcharge that would actually exceed paying VAT directly (not to mention trusting a third-party distributor to handle numbered limited editions correctly). We haven't given up though!

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

    11. \[T]/ SOLAIRE \[T]/ on June 14

      @phill I agree with you completely. I payed a lot more than I was happy with to get my MM2 released from customs. Now I wait for MM3 and not excited about the customs tax that will probably come along with it.

    12. \[T]/ SOLAIRE \[T]/ on June 14

      @shannon while I agree that it would be more beneficial for Hans and his team financially (since KS takes a portion of the funding raised), there are some benefits for Kickstarter too. Quick, easy communication with supporters, being able to update with the progress in an easy way, different pledge levels, easy fullfilment through backerkit etc etc...

    13. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 14

      @Albert Wong Ha ha! Well, I very happy to report that won't be a problem. :)

      @Shannon Burnett That's a very interesting idea. We looked into that for MM3 but ultimately came back to Kickstarter in large part because the community here is so great.

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      shannon burnett on June 13

      Well maybe accepting preordering for mm4 from the mini museum website would be awesome too. Cutting out the middleman i.e Kickstarter would be good for everyone

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      Albert Wong on June 10

      We want Mini Museum 4 or we riot! :)

    16. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 10

      Thank you, @JC!

      @Phill Warren I know this is a barrier and it's definitely something we're trying to address before MM4.

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      Phill Warren on June 10

      Just paid my £73 to get my mm released from customs *ouch* . As a third time backer I was expecting this, but on behalf of all your European backers, please please please look into having a European distribution hub for mm4 to save us from these very substantial customs charges.

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      JC
      Superbacker
      on June 9

      Received my first minimiseum and mousaur tooth... it is AWESOME. Too bad i only discovered this at 3rd edition... The book looks really great too. You guys have run such a great campaign ...the passion for what you do is obvious. Can't wait till mm4.

    19. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 8

      @Eric F Grodsky - Helper Stephanie here - hey there, neighbor! :D I'll follow up with you via email.

    20. Eric F Grodsky
      Superbacker
      on June 8

      I'm in Manassas........this should be a fast delivery, or shall I pick mine up?

    21. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 7

      Hi, folks! Helper Jamie here!

      @Charles Caldwell Thank you so much for the kind words and your support!

      @Andrew Hurwitz The edition size for the small is 3,000.

      @Shanon Burnett I'll take a look and follow up with you by email!

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

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      shannon burnett on June 7

      It's understandable that delays happen, as far as Kickstarter goes you guys are one of the best I have seen. I know the May shipments have been delayed, but is there any chance my pledge will get to Australia by June 29, its an engagement gift for my brother.

    23. Andrew Hurwitz
      Superbacker
      on June 7

      What's the total number of MM3 smalls that will be produced?

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      Charles Caldwell on June 7

      Received my Mini Museum, Mousaur tooth and Fordite sample Monday and as is always the case these are exquisitely produced and fantastic to look at. Thank you Hans and team for another outstanding job!

    25. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 7

      Hello, everyone! I just posted an update with information about the current production schedule and delivery times, a link to the digital version of the companion guide, and information about sharing backer pictures like the one Jamie linked to below. http://kck.st/2sfKxSG

    26. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 7

      Hi folks! Helper Jamie here.

      @Ethan Mollick Thank you for the kind words! Backer Todd Gelman posted a framed display of his three Mini Museums on our Facebook page recently that looks pretty amazing: http://bit.ly/2rL5vWS

      @Matthew and @Nabeel I'll follow up with you by email.

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

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      Nabeel C
      Superbacker
      on June 7

      hi, any idea when mine will ship? havent received any tracking number so far.

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      Matthew on June 7

      Still not received my Mini Museum yet.

    29. Ethan Mollick
      Superbacker
      on June 6

      Just got mine! This is my third museum and the best yet (plus I think the Fordite was my suggestion!)

      A question for anyone (including Hans): has anyone come up with a wall frame or display I can order to hold three museums? My desk is getting crowded.

    30. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 6

      Hi, @Julie! Helper Jamie here. If you use your tracking number on the Canada Post website you'll get more detailed home country information. Also, this tip should be good for anyone outside the United States as well. :)

      @Albert Wong Thank you so much!

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      Julie on June 6

      Anyone in Canada receive theirs yet? Shipping here can be so very slow.

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      Albert Wong on June 5

      Just received my Mini Museum 3.

      Truly the best of what Kickstarter can be and do unlike so many others.

    33. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 5

      Thank you so very much for the kind words, @Wilksy! I'm really looking forward to sharing more behind the scenes stories about the creation of the specimens in MM3.

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

    34. Wilksy on June 5

      Mini Museum arrived with add-on after a week in customs. Customs charge to be paid as per usual when purchasing from abroad.

      Have to save the quality of the specimens is fantastic, love the way they have been cut into shapes in context of the item, appreciate the extra work that must have gone into doing this.

    35. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 5

      Hi, Stuart! Helper Jamie here. Glad to heart #139 arrived and is looking good. I'll follow up with you by email about the VAT charges, but generally it's not something that can be reclaimed.

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      Reminder: If you have a question about your pledge or delivered items, please do not hesitate to email us at service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

    36. Stuart Young on June 3

      Hi I have also suffered a £63 import charge, quite shocking! is there any way that i can claim a portion of this back. I know it's not mini museum creators fault, just feeling really stung by this charge. Third edition is beautiful though. I'm 139 of 7000. I am now the proud owner of all three �

    37. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 2

      Hi, @Matthew James Errington! Helper Jamie here. No worries! I'll follow up with you by email as we try to keep personal details private.

      @Nawori That sounds like a typical VAT charge for UK Large shipments. I'll follow up with you by email also.

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      Matthew James errington on June 2

      Hay sorry I feel like I'm pestering a bit and I don't meen to slow you guys down just wondering if I may also have an update on my pledge just because it is a gift for my other haths birthday and I'm excited to get it to her on time :) thanks again guys your doing an awsome job my pledge is also a may large (1000 backers) again sorry if I'm pestering

    39. Nawori on June 2

      Anyone else in the UK had a £60 import charge? :/

    40. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 2

      P.S. Thank you for the kind words, @Mattministrator! :)

    41. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 2

      Hi, @Mattministrator! Helper Jamie here. We have started shipping the May Large pledges and we're about half way through that batch. I'll follow-up with you by email about your particular shipment for as Stephanie notes below we try to keep personal details private.

      If anyone else has any questions specifically about a pledge, please don't hesitate to reach out to service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

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      Mattministrator on June 2

      Dear team! Congratulations on an awesome creation, based on the feedback below. It is amazing to see campaigns love up to their true potential.

      I am in the regular MM3 Large tier with May delivery (1000 backers). Have you already started sending out those? And since you mentioned a delay of give or take ten days, is there a chance for my museum going out in as little as a week's time?

    43. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 1

      Hi @Shannon Burnett! Helper Stephanie here again. We try not to post anything about people's individual orders here in the comments, to keep that stuff nice and private. I'll send you a Kickstarter message in just a moment, though!

      If anyone else has any questions specifically about a pledge, please don't hesitate to reach out to service@minimuseum.com. This puts your question into our support system which makes it easier to keep track of the details. Thank you!

    44. Wilksy on June 1

      UK backers, customs clearance is taking up to week at the moment.

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      shannon burnett on June 1

      Hi, I am a backer with a May shipping date. But I noted that my credit card has not been charged for the add ons yet. Does this mean there might be problems with my credit card?

    46. Melissa Smith
      Superbacker
      on May 31

      So very happy again with my Mini Museum, just arrived in Melbourne Australia, I can't wait for the next one.

    47. Vincent Goudreault
      Superbacker
      on May 31

      Mine arrived, but because the teenage son has decided to appropriate ALL mini museums, he will be the one unpacking it, so I cannot go Oooh! and Ahhhh! just yet.

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      Matthew James errington on May 31

      Awsome thank you for the reply keep up the good work

    49. Hans Fex 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on May 31

      Hello, @Matthew James Errington! May shipments have indeed started moving. We're about half way through the first batch now, so still running about 10 days behind the original goal but trying hard to catch up!

      @Wilksy Thank you for that information about UK Customs, certainly understandable in light of the events in Manchester. Jamie tells me that it looks like a 2-3 day delay based on shipments which have passed through, but it's not consistent. We've asked for additional guidance from USPS and Royal Mail which I'll be sure to include in the next project update.

      @SEDRAVES You are most welcome and thank you for your support!

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      Matthew James errington on May 31

      Hay guys just wondering if you have started shipping the may tier of the large yet

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