My versa bricks from the Kickstarter campaign arrived today. Versa bricks join LEGO, K’nex and hot wheels tracks. I post a review once I have time to build something.
Versa Bricks are the brain child of Jerry Schutt of Ohio. Like many of us as a child he would play with LEGO and Hot Wheels. He wanted to play with the two together and use bricks to build ramps for the cars. But the ramps were didn’t work as he planned. Fast forward to today. with his background in engineering, computer modeling software, 3D printers for prototypes, and his family, Versa Bricks can be a reality.
Jerry has launched a Kickstarter Project to fund Versa Bricks. There are six different Versa Brick blocks designed to connect LEGO, Hot Wheels, and K’nex toys. A seventh brick that would connect HO scale train track tracks is an unlockable stretch goal. The bricks will be red. They will be made of ABS material. The funding period opened on October 13 and ends on December 1, that’s just a week away. The Versa Bricks are projected to be delivered in March of next year.
The rewards that are offered include sets of Vera Bricks, the more you donate the more bricks you get, a key chain and holder set made from the versa Bricks, and a Desktop ramp that included a car and a minifig. Certain level s of donations get a bricks in a mystery color. The biggest donors can attend a build party in Whitehouse, Ohio, where they’ll build a massive creation using Versa Bricks, LEGO, K’Nex and hot wheels.
Funding period: Oct 13 2014 – Dec 1 2014 (48 days)
Estimated Delivery: March 2015
This is a pretty cool project. I wish them luck and hope to see these next spring.
Yoda in Gran Torino.