Make Your Own Marble Roll

By Andrew Baker

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Make Your Own Marble Roll

Project 2012-05-29 07:50:37 +1200

Hi. My name is Andrew Baker and I run a small, creative, New Zealand company called IQideas that designs and develops unique educational games and toys. 

I live and work in Hawkes Bay and have 2 girls, Zoe and Jade, who are the inspiration for my creativity. I got excited about this Make Your Own Marble Roll project because I spent hours constructing homemade marble rolls myself as a child from old Weetbix boxes. One cold winter school holiday day a few months ago, myself and my girls spent hours doing exactly the same thing as I'd done as a child - making an elaborate marble roll from old boxes in our garage. The idea for the Make You Own Marble Roll was born!


My team at IQideas then refined and further developed the design. The finished product is made from pre-cut, recycled, corrugated cardboard that can be coloured in, assembled and played with by kids. It's been designed so that no scissors, glue or cellotape are required for its construction. Laid out in a straight line it's more than 2 metres long and 30cm high.

We've developed 3 different themed versions of the Make Your Own Marble Roll, Dragons & Damsels, New Zealand Birds, and Wild Animals. Stencils are provided in each pack to help kids draw images on their Roll that fit with these themes. 

We took a mockup of the Dragons & Damsels themed Marble Roll to the New Zealand Toy Fair in Hamilton at the beginning of May this year and received a fabulous response from local New Zealand retailers. The response from kids who have coloured, assembled and played with the prototype versions has been equally positive.

We need funding to help with the manufacturing and production of this exciting arts and craft product, as large production quantities are required if we're to produce it and sell each item for less than $20 retail. We estimate, from quotes we've received from manufacturers, that we need $5210 to start production. 

We'd really love the opportunity to make the Make Your Own Marble Roll a reality and are relying on support from you to help bring this project to life. We've tailored the rewards so that you can support us, but at the same time you'll receive discounted Rolls and other benefits. All supporters will receive regular updates on progress and personal acknowledgement from myself thanking them for their support. We look forward to reaching our funding goal early with your support.

Thanks (and Happy Rolling)

Andrew

On behalf of the team at IQideas Ltd  

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Artwork for the 3 different versions

25/06/2012 at 10:06 PM

Our designers have been busy working away and we can now show you the artwork for the Moa and Wild Animal Runs. Visit http://www.iqideas.com/Marble_Roll.aspx
to see what they look like. We're really excited to be able to launch with these 3 different versions.
More updates coming soon.

Our First Pledge

06/06/2012 at 2:00 AM

Less than 1 hour into our 34 day campaign and we've received our first pledge. What a great way to start. Thanks so much. More updates coming soon, including the bloopers from the promo video. 
Thanks
Andrew

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    Rebekah Farr
    2012-06-26 10:34:36 +1200
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    2012-06-23 10:48:10 +1200
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    2012-06-22 12:14:01 +1200
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    2012-06-12 11:28:38 +1200
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    2012-06-06 13:23:20 +1200

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    Make Your Own Marble Roll

    Project 2012-05-29 07:50:37 +1200

    Hi. My name is Andrew Baker and I run a small, creative, New Zealand company called IQideas that designs and develops unique educational games and toys. 

    I live and work in Hawkes Bay and have 2 girls, Zoe and Jade, who are the inspiration for my creativity. I got excited about this Make Your Own Marble Roll project because I spent hours constructing homemade marble rolls myself as a child from old Weetbix boxes. One cold winter school holiday day a few months ago, myself and my girls spent hours doing exactly the same thing as I'd done as a child - making an elaborate marble roll from old boxes in our garage. The idea for the Make You Own Marble Roll was born!


    My team at IQideas then refined and further developed the design. The finished product is made from pre-cut, recycled, corrugated cardboard that can be coloured in, assembled and played with by kids. It's been designed so that no scissors, glue or cellotape are required for its construction. Laid out in a straight line it's more than 2 metres long and 30cm high.

    We've developed 3 different themed versions of the Make Your Own Marble Roll, Dragons & Damsels, New Zealand Birds, and Wild Animals. Stencils are provided in each pack to help kids draw images on their Roll that fit with these themes. 

    We took a mockup of the Dragons & Damsels themed Marble Roll to the New Zealand Toy Fair in Hamilton at the beginning of May this year and received a fabulous response from local New Zealand retailers. The response from kids who have coloured, assembled and played with the prototype versions has been equally positive.

    We need funding to help with the manufacturing and production of this exciting arts and craft product, as large production quantities are required if we're to produce it and sell each item for less than $20 retail. We estimate, from quotes we've received from manufacturers, that we need $5210 to start production. 

    We'd really love the opportunity to make the Make Your Own Marble Roll a reality and are relying on support from you to help bring this project to life. We've tailored the rewards so that you can support us, but at the same time you'll receive discounted Rolls and other benefits. All supporters will receive regular updates on progress and personal acknowledgement from myself thanking them for their support. We look forward to reaching our funding goal early with your support.

    Thanks (and Happy Rolling)

    Andrew

    On behalf of the team at IQideas Ltd  

    Comments

    Artwork for the 3 different versions

    25/06/2012 at 10:06 PM

    Our designers have been busy working away and we can now show you the artwork for the Moa and Wild Animal Runs. Visit http://www.iqideas.com/Marble_Roll.aspx
    to see what they look like. We're really excited to be able to launch with these 3 different versions.
    More updates coming soon.

    Our First Pledge

    06/06/2012 at 2:00 AM

    Less than 1 hour into our 34 day campaign and we've received our first pledge. What a great way to start. Thanks so much. More updates coming soon, including the bloopers from the promo video. 
    Thanks
    Andrew
      Rebekah Farr
      2012-06-26 10:34:36 +1200
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2012-06-23 10:48:10 +1200
      Cheeky Parrot Games
      2012-06-22 12:14:01 +1200
      Minty Hunter
      2012-06-12 11:28:38 +1200
      Fiona Jackson
      2012-06-06 13:23:20 +1200

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