Have you ever backed a Kickstarter campaign? I never have, until yesterday. So why did I finally take the leap? Because I loved the concept of Versa Bricks. It was the first product that I think should be on the market, as opposed to just liking the concept for myself or supporting a start up.
The gist of Versa Bricks™ os that enables you to connect your Lego® brick creations to HOT WHEELS® tracks, K’NEX® building systems and HO scale train tracks. As a result, all can all work together to create unique play structures, which expands play time, creativity and fun!
Here is a short video from their kickstarter page so you can see what it can do:
Versa Bricks is patent pending, but the company behind it needs Kickstarter support to build the plastic injection molds for the six new bricks. Then, they can bring Versa Bricks™ to the masses! I really hope they make it.
Kickstarter, for those of you new to the concept, is a place for companies and people to raise money for a product or project. In exchange for your financial backing, you get something in return: the product when it goes to market, a stake in the company, a thank you note, etc.
Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009, 7.4 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 73,000 creative projects. However, the project only goes forward if it meets its fundraising goal. This all-or-nothing funding is effective in rallying people around an idea. To date, 44% of projects have reached their funding goals on Kickstarter. Those that move forward, for the most part, all goes well. There have been a few occasions when it has not, but all in all, it is a strong model that even famous inventors in the past have used (minus the technology/website aspect of it!)
If you want to see all the project on Kickstarter right now, click here. To support Versa Bricks, here is their fundraising page with all of the details
Good luck Versa Bricks!