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About this project

(Deutsche Beschreibung weiter unten) 

May we present: the qlib - iconic, beautiful and versatile. The qlib is an add on for any IKEA KALLAX or EXPEDIT shelf. In no time your standard shelve is a unique und colorful piece - you simply clip the qlib onto your doors and you're done. It is IKEAhacking made easy!

  

 

 

 

 You love the qlib? You want the qlib? Support our Kickstarter campaign and let`s make the world more colorful. There are two basic options:

 

 

 

 

Maybe you are one of the people who are truly amazed by this project, but the qlib simply doesn't fit your interior style. To those backers we wanted to offer a special opportunity instead of the typical "1$ - thanks for supporting us"-pledge. We designed the qlib to put smiles on people’s faces, especially children’s faces! 


With that in mind we reached out to the German Children Hospice & Family Foundation (DKFS). And they happily accepted our offer!

The goal of our Patch Adams Package is to bring the colorful variations of the qlib into children hospices and other facilities of the DKFS throughout Germany. You can pledge any amount you like, and we will use half of it to buy shelves & doors. The other half will be used to fund our campaign, and in return we will personally deliver & assemble these shelves.

We will document it for you & post a special update with all pictures and our personal experience.

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

While many projects get delayed because they haven't finished development yet, the qlib is different: Product development was done at our own expense, with the money we raise on Kickstarter we move into production right away! So there is an actual risk, that we will deliver on time ... ;-)

While many projects get delayed because they haven't finished development yet, the qlib is different: Product development was done at our own expense, with the money we raise on Kickstarter we move into production right away! So there is an actual risk, that we will deliver on time ... ;-)

Our challenge is to convert our prototypes into a series product. We have gained experience in series development in various projects and can therefore assess the potential risks realistically.

What have we already done? All necessary preparations have been completed. We selected a certified and experienced production partner, who accompanied us with his know-how from the very beginning.

What has to be done? Our milestones are to:

- reach the funding goal
- manufacture the tool
- produce first batch
- ship to backers

To reach the funding goal is your job, we do the rest.

Delays could occur while manufacturing the tool. The manufacturing is planned with 10 weeks, but only if the sampling meets our requirements. The completion of the tool may be delayed, so that our scheduled delivery might move backwards.

We have carefully selected our production partner, he has years of experience in the manufacture of injection molds and the production of injection elements, but a residual risk remains. For backer management, fulfillment and shipping we rely on crowdfunding experienced providers, so we make sure that you have your qlib(s) on time.

But we are only human. No matter what happens we will share any news with you!

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The qlib and the people behind it are not affiliated with the LEGO Group. LEGO and the LEGO logo are registered trademarks of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this project, its affiliates or its products.

The qlib and the people behind it are not affiliated with the IKEA Systems B.V. IKEA, KALLAX, EXPEDIT and the IKEA logo are registered trademarks of IKEA Systems B.V. IKEA Systems B.V. does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this project, its affiliates or its products.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.11

    THE PATCH ADAMS PACKAGE

    shelves, doors & qlibs, for charity

    In collaboration with dkfs-hilft.de - the German Children Hospice and Family Foundation.

    We designed the qlib to put smiles on people’s faces, especially children’s faces! So let's do that...

    Pledge any amount you like. We will equip one or more children hospices in Germany with the shelves & qlibs they want. We will personally deliver & assemble the shelves

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    Pledge €16 or more About $18

    THE OUTSTANDING CENTERPIECE

    
You have a lot to display on your shelves but need an outstanding centerpiece to hide your LEGO instructions? Alright, we heard you! You get one qlib in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple)

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    • the qlib
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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    THE ODD COUPLE

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 


    For the small shelf that needs some styling: You get TWO qlibs, each in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple). For early birds we throw in priority delivery and a small price tag!



    For an additional qlib please add 12,50 € to your pledge. Depending on the quantity of extra qlibs, shipping costs might be higher

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    • the qlib for early birds
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    Pledge €29 or more About $32

    THE ODD COUPLE

    For the small shelf that needs some styling: You get TWO qlibs, each in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple). 



    For an additional qlib please add 14,50 € to your pledge. Depending on the quantity of extra qlibs, shipping costs might be higher

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    Pledge €50 or more About $55

    FOUR IN A ROW


    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 


    There are so many awesome combinations you can do with four, so you shall have all you need: You get FOUR qlibs, each in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple).

 For early birds we throw in priority delivery and a small price tag!



    For an additional qlib please add 12,50 € to your pledge. Depending on the quantity of extra qlibs, shipping costs might be higher

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    Pledge €55 or more About $61

    FOUR IN A ROW


    There are so many awesome combinations you can do with four, so you shall have all you need: You get FOUR qlibs, each in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple).



    For an additional qlib please add 13,75 € to your pledge. Depending on the quantity of extra qlibs, shipping costs might be higher

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    Pledge €80 or more About $89

    START MASS PRODUCTION

    Four is not enough? Want more? You get SIX qlibs, each in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple).



    For an additional qlib please add 13,00 € to your pledge. Depending on the quantity of extra qlibs, shipping costs might be higher

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    Pledge €100 or more About $111

    GIMME MORE, GIMME MORE


    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 


    Having fun with our design generator? Can’t get enough? You get EIGHT qlibs, each in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple).

 For early birds we throw in priority delivery and a small price tag!



    For an additional qlib please add 12,50 € to your pledge. Depending on the quantity of extra qlibs, shipping costs might be higher

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    Pledge €150 or more About $166

    EXCLUSIVE: GET FRAMED

    They aren’t perfect, but they are already here: Our prototypes. With a beautiful frame and a personal Thank-You-note they will ease your waiting time until the real deal is available. You will receive one prototype, the frame and a personal note.

    Plus you can have one or more qlibs for the above mentioned early bird prices of 12,50€ in April 2017.

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    Pledge €600 or more About $665

    EXCLUSIVE: PATCH ADAMS PACKAGE

    We designed the qlib to put smiles on people’s faces, especially children’s faces! Equip a children hospice in Germany with a 4x4 shelf, 8x doors and 8x qlib. The hospice can pick their favorite color combination. We will personally deliver & assemble it. You are of course invited to join us, we will document it for you if you can’t.

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    • 4x4 shelf, doors & 8x qlib, for charity
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    Pledge €1,200 or more About $1,330

    EXCLUSIVE: SMELL YOU LATER

    You want to know who you’re dealing with? No problem! Sit down with us in a nice restaurant in the Stuttgart area, pick our brains and in addition you will receive TWELVE qlib in a color of your choice (black, darkgrey, white, red, blue, green, yellow or darkpurple). For these exclusive pledges we throw in priority delivery!

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    • Pick our brains over dinner
    • 12× the qlib for early birds
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