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-T-
07-06-2011, 07:39 AM
http://t-hill-hand.blogspot.com/2011/05/terrablox.html

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9H5tbPtedI/Tc-xT2zEOdI/AAAAAAAABzY/VFMMXpxdp64/s400/snapping_blocks.jpg

This is an idea I had a few weeks ago; I tried to put it up on Kickstarter but they rejected it. I think they didn't realize it's not just a ripoff of LEGOs, so if I can get some discussion going here and in some other places I can try again, they can see people are interested, and I can raise the money to manufacture them.

Would you buy a box of 125 of these for around $40? Or a larger deluxe box with 1000 blocks for, I dunno, $150 or so. I've only gotten tentative quotes from plastic companies so far, so I can't be specific with prices. Basically it'd be about $5000 to make the mold, and then 5-15 cents per block depending on quality of plastic and so on. Figure a little on top of that for packaging and shipping, the price might even be as low as $25 or $30.

Mainly I just want to see some discussion about the idea though.

Harlander
07-06-2011, 08:21 AM
This reminds me of something... can't put my finger on what...

Anyway, this looks pretty cool. I wouldn't spend 125 moneys on it myself, but I could see it selling on thinkgeek.

-T-
07-06-2011, 11:48 AM
I went ahead and made a fundraising page (http://www.indiegogo.com/Terrablox). The worst that can happen is nothing, right?

thegooseking
07-06-2011, 12:02 PM
I could see this being used as the 'board' for a pretty cool board game (and not necessarily one based on a certain computer game this also reminds me of). Include some printed rules, and you'd have more value for not much more cost.

-T-
08-06-2011, 09:30 AM
I just ordered some prototypes to try out a couple different horizontal linking ideas. I'll upload video when I get them.

-T-
14-06-2011, 07:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOf5kHZdldQ

icupnimpn2
14-06-2011, 02:38 PM
Have you been posting also to miniatures forums, RPG forums, and board gaming forums? There's some crossover here I'm sure, but many of us live in the digital.