The shipping price is a combination of the actual postage for the approximate size and weight of the package and the cost to pack this delicate box set in such a way that we can guarantee it will arrive to you safely and in perfect condition. For non-US backers, we did consider global shipping hubs but we decided that it's safest to ship this just once, directly from us to you. The shipping charge does not cover VAT taxes or import fees.
For those who selected a tier with multiple rewards to give as gifts, please let us know when we send out the backer survey if you'd like any of your rewards sent directly to other recipients.
We are manufacturing, assembling, and packing out nearly everything in the Los Angeles area to minimize handling and transit time. This will limit the risk of any loss or damage during the flow from production to assembly to packing to delivery. We're certain that once you open the box, you'll be delighted by what you see and hear. Thank you for your support!