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SchweizerCraft wooden figures featuring beloved characters from the Sherlock Holmes canon by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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The SchweizerCraft Sherlock Holmes Collection is a series of wooden figures featuring characters from the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Kickstarter campaign may be over, but you can still find SchweizerCraft wooden figures at our online store, featuring a variety of literary and historical figures!

 Drawn by Eisner-nominated cartoonist and enthusiastic Sherlockian Chris Schweizer, the wooden figures are each roughly 4” (10.5cm) tall on ¼” (6mm) Baltic birch, finished with a non-toxic water-based poly seal.

 DIGITAL BOOKLET: A PDF with of all of the drawings of the characters, with annotations about their physical descriptions from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and artist notes about the design decisions made when drawing them.  

HOLMES & WATSON FIGURE: Commercially available only through this Kickstarter campaign, this figure features the beloved crimesolving duo. Also includes the DIGITAL BOOKLET

 Sherlock Holmes Figure Set A is a set of eight wooden figures that includes Sherlock Holmes (suit), Dr. Watson (suit), Mrs. Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Mary Morstan, Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars, Mr. Sherman and Toby, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, and the DIGITAL BOOKLET.

 Sherlock Holmes Figure Set B is a set of eight wooden figures that includes Sherlock Holmes (221B, in chemical-stained dressing gown), Dr. Watson (221B), Professor Moriarty, Inspector Gregson, Mercer, Jonathan Small and Tonga, Violet Hunter, John Clay, and the DIGITAL BOOKLET.  

 Sherlock Holmes Figure Set C is a set of eight wooden figures that includes Sherlock Holmes (country), Dr. Watson (country), Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Hopkins, Langdale Pike, Kitty Winter, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jack Stapleton, and the DIGITAL BOOKLET.

 Sherlock Holmes Figure Set D is a set of eight wooden figures that includes Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet), Dr. Watson (Study in Scarlet), Irene Adler, Colonel Moran, Shinwell Johnson, Inspector Bradstreet, Billy the Page, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the DIGITAL BOOKLET.

Sherlockian Santa Pack: Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan who has other Sherlockian friends to whom you like to give the occasional present, or know new Holmes readers whom you would like to encourage? Well, here's a chance to get a bunch of the Holmes/Watson duo figures, perfect for such occasions. A $25 discount on ordering them individually! Includes ten (10) Sherlock/Watson Duo Kickstarter Exclusive figures and 10 PDF copies of the DIGITAL BOOKLET.

 The Sherlock Holmes complete figure collection includes wooden figures of Sherlock Holmes (suit), Dr. Watson (suit), Mrs. Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Mary Morstan, Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars, Mr. Sherman and Toby, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, Sherlock Holmes (221B), Dr. Watson (221B), Professor Moriarty, Inspector Gregson, Mercer, Jonathan Small and Tonga, Violet Hunter, John Clay, Sherlock Holmes (country), Dr. Watson (country), Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Hopkins, Langdale Pike, Kitty Winter, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jack Stapleton, Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet), Dr. Watson (Study in Scarlet), Irene Adler, Colonel Moran, Shinwell Johnson, Inspector Bradstreet, Billy the Page, Charles Augustus Milverton, the digital booklet, and all unlocked strecth goal figures.

 We'd love to do more figures for the Sherlock Holmes set, and stretch goals put us in a position where we can afford to! Here are some of the figures that we're hoping to do, and the amount the campaign needs to reach in order to do so. Please note that each Complete Collection ($100) set will include every stretch goal character that is unlocked throughout the Kickstarter campaign.

Want to put yourself or a loved one squarely in the world of Sherlock Holmes? Consider the Portrait Pledge!

 Chris, the artist of the set, will draw you (or a loved one) in Victorian garb to be made into a wooden figure to go alongside the collection, your name on its stand. You'll also get five copies of the figure to share with friends (or keep one at home and one at the office).

Want the whole family (or your whole BSI scion)? Pick the portrait figure pledge, but pledge $100 more for each additional person for whom you'd like a figure made

For Holmes & Watson Exclusive Figure: USA $2/Canada 10/Mexico 12/other countries (see list) 14

For one set (A,B,C, or D): USA $7 (international shipping not yet available; hopefully will be able to make it an option by April 29)

For complete collection, or more than one set: USA $14, Canada $50, Mexico $60, UK & most of EU $70, Japan, Australia, New Zealand $70, Argentina $70

Portrait Figure Set: USA $14, Canada $25, Mexico $35, UK & most of EU $50, Japan, Australia, New Zealand $50, Argentina $50

(note - on international orders, figures will be sent in multiple packages [4 or 5] to offset the chance of wholesale loss or damage)

 Schweizercraft is a wooden figure and ornament company started with the advent of this Kickstarter campaign by Chris and Liz Schweizer. Liz and Chris have both been educators and are enthusiastic about making resources available to educators, literature lovers, history buffs, and young people who are discovering the worlds of fiction, folklore, and history.

The Sherlock Holmes Figure Collection is our first foray into this enterprise. Should the campaign prove successful, we'll turn to other beloved stories, as well as authors, composers, and historical figures. And since the Holmes stories are a near-endless trove of great characters, we may continue to produce a new figure to add to this collection each season, should there prove to be a demand for it.

We live in rural Kentucky, where Chris draws the art for the figures, and are working with a carpenter in the Carolina Mountains to produce them.

Risks and challenges

So far as we know, we've covered all the bases, but anytime you're working with someone else (in our case, the carpenter who will be cutting these pieces and shipping services that will be delivering them), problems can arise that are out of your control. We'll do our best to address anything that comes up and be open in our communication with you about how we go about doing so.
We've padded out the delivery date by about a month in the hopes that, should the kickstarter garner more orders than we expect, we'll be able to deal with that within the allotted timeline, but our hope is to have them ready to ship before that.

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    Digital Booklet

    A PDF featuring all of the figure illustrations and annotations about the characters and the descriptions in the stories that led to the design decisions.

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    Holmes and Watson Exclusive Figure

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    • A wooden figure featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, commercially exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign
    • Digital Booklet

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    Sherlock Holmes Figure Set A

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    • Sherlock Holmes (suit) wooden figure
    • Dr. Watson (suit) wooden figure
    • Mrs. Hudson wooden figure
    • Inspector Lestrade wooden figure
    • Mary Morstan wooden figure
    • Wiggins wooden figure
    • Mr. Sherman & Toby wooden figure
    • Dr. Grimesby Roylott wooden figure
    • Digital Booklet

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    Sherlock Holmes Figure Set B

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    • Sherlock Holmes (221B) wooden figure
    • Dr. Watson (221B) wooden figure
    • Professor Moriarty wooden figure
    • Inspector Gregson wooden figure
    • Mercer wooden figure
    • Jonathan Small & Tonga wooden figure
    • Violet Hunter wooden figure
    • John Clay Wooden Figure
    • Digital Booklet

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    Sherlock Holmes Figure Set C

    Includes
    • Sherlock Holmes (country) wooden figure
    • Dr. Watson (country) wooden figure
    • Mycroft Holmes wooden figure
    • Inspector Hopkins wooden figure
    • Langdale Pike wooden figure
    • Kitty Winter wooden figure
    • The Hound of the Baskervilles wooden figure
    • Jack Stapleton wooden figure
    • Digital Booklet

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    Sherlock Holmes Figure Set D

    Includes
    • Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) wooden figure
    • Dr. Watson (Study in Scarlet) wooden figure
    • Irene Adler wooden figure
    • Colonel Moran wooden figure
    • Shinwell Johnson wooden figure
    • Inspector Bradstreet wooden figure
    • Billy the Page wooden figure
    • Charles Augustus Milverton wooden figure
    • Digital Booklet

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    Sherlockian Santa Pack

    Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan who has other Sherlockian friends to whom you like to give the occasional present, or know new Holmes readers whom you would like to encourage? Well, here's a chance to get a bunch of the Holmes/Watson duo figures, perfect for such occasions. A $25 discount on ordering them individually!

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    Sherlock Holmes Complete Collection

    Includes
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set A
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set B
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set C
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set D
    • All applicable unlocked stretch goal figures
    • Digital Booklet

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    Custom Portrait Figure Collection

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    • Five copies of a custom figure of you or a loved one in Victorian garb drawn by Chris Schweizer
    • The original painted art for the custom figure
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set A
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set B
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set C
    • Sherlock Holmes Figure Set D
    • All applicable unlocked stretch goal figures

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