A new Indiegogo campaign wants to take building Lego and Megablocks to a whole new level: the walls (or shoes, or computer monitors, or book bags).
Yup, a company called Nimuno is creating an adhesive, flexible tape–called Nimuno Loops–that has the age-old building block surface on the top, meaning you can stick the tape on the wall, on the fridge, your clothes, or any other surface and build creations on it as you deem fit. Here’s their campaign video to give you a better idea of how it works:
Basically, you buy a length of tape, which comes in two 1 meter long strips, and can cut it down to whatever size you need for your project. This means you could, if you wanted to, turn your entire wall into a Lego building mat perfect for making sideways builds of intricate Inception-esque cityscapes or give your kids a fun new way to use their imaginations. Currently, two 1 meter long strips costs $12.99 ($11.00 if you buy through the campaign).
Nimuno Loops was created by Anine Kirsten and Max Basler, two professional industrial designers from Cape Town, South Africa who met at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
“We’re both passionate about design; not just on screen or on paper, but in everyday life,” the team says on their campaign page.
“We strive to make the world a better place by making things that are functional and beautiful. Most of our work is focused on toys, particularly toys that engage children with the physical world and encourage creativity.”
Right now, Nimuno Loops come in two different launch colors: red and blue, though more options, such as green, will be coming shortly.
When the campaign launched just a few days ago, the team wanted to raise $8,000, enough to get the product out of the prototype phase and into the marketplace. Then everything exploded. Right now, they have raised over $1 million–that’s 13410% of their original goal–and they still have almost a full month left on their campaign. It would seem that Nimuno Loops are going to be around for awhile.
Thanks to a wildly successful campaign, the team has created stretch goals for people to vote on new color options and a wide variety of other things. They expect to ship sometime during the summer of 2017.
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Image Credits: Nimuno