Pressekontakt:A new patent-pending building block toy is drawing attention for its unique design, allowing children of all ages to build complex structures with the versatile block.
Lini Cubes, a product of Sunny Hills Ltd. & Co. KG designed by Berliner Daniel Stead represent the most significant change in toy building blocks since they were introduced in the early 20th century. The Lini Cube’s unique design makes it perfect for creating Minecraft-like structures in real life due to the cube’s similar structure to Minecraft’s virtual building blocks.
“Lini cube is perfect for real-life Minecraft building,” Stead said. “That can't really be done with Legos because they are not cubic like the Lini Cube. Legos are directionally limited; you can’t secure two Lego blocks together side-by-side like you can with Lini Cubes.”
Stead recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. He set the crowdfunding goal at $1,085. Stead chose to set the funding goal low due to support the project is receiving from the German Economics Ministry. Since its launch this month, the campaign already has over 50 backers and has raised over $6,370 in pledges. It will be fully funded on Sunday, Feb. 7.
The Kickstarter campaign can be viewed at www.lini.toys.
“We’re very excited to see how quickly our Kickstarter has caught on in the first days since we launched the campaign,” Stead said. “I’m looking forward to sharing this wonderful new product with our backers, who will have the privilege of being among the first in the world to try out Lini Cubes.”
The Lini Cube is a beautiful educational building block toy that differs from other interlocking building bricks due to its thoughtfully designed structure. Each Lini Cube can be plugged into another Lini Cube in 105 different ways, offering 11 times more options for building than the average building brick toy. In addition, Lini Cubes have side plugs that allow them to be built on all sides, rather than just on top.
The cube was designed using intersecting horizontal and vertical sinus curves to create a block pattern that is both visually pleasing as well as technically important.
“The pockets that are cut half on the edges will have a dovetail,” Stead said. “This enables you to plug another cube onto the edge without falling off. Furthermore it’s lets you connect two building blocks with just one plug.”
Instead of having many single studs on the outside surface, Stead connected them with each other to prevent the surface from being bumpy and allowing another object to slide along the surface.
“There are infinite possibilities when it comes to the creative designs people can come up with when building with Lini Cubes,” Stead said.
View animated videos that display Lini Cubes’ building potential at https://vimeo.com/linicube/videos.
So far, Stead said the cubes have tested well with children.
“It was interesting to see how different children approach building,” he said of the children who tested his prototype. “Some would just build in two dimensions even though they have the ability to build in any directions. Some would create awesome spatial buildings right from the start. This showed me that the Lini Cube is not just a great educational toy but also ideal to test or experiment on cognitive abilities like perception, attention, memory, learning, problem solving, creativity, planning, orientation and imagination.”
Anyone who makes a pledge of $18 or more USD will receive Lini Cubes in an exclusive shade of red that is only available for a limited time. When officially launched, the Lini Cube will be available in many different colors.
Learn more about Lini Cubes and fund the Kickstarter campaign at www.lini.toys. Follow Lini Cubes on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq1lHr7Yeq8PqoUP9Y6Berg/videos
and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/linicube.
Company: Sunny Hills Ltd. & Co. KG
Address: Werftstr. 9
Contact person: Daniel Stead