Kickstarter for LEGO Compatible Tank Treads
The LEGO fanatics at Brickmania are intent on going a step further with their military themed custom kits by producing their very own tank tread elements and they are going to use Kickstarter to pull it off.
We have all seen the LEGO chain element used for treads and this new proposed part is heavily based on that design. The significant difference with this element is that the "opening" which allows that chain to pivot either direction, will be covered up with an tread design for a more desirable esthetic.
Brickmania is not just creating a variant on the traditional chain though, they are also creating a two stud wide element perfect for minifig scaled tanks.
Brickmania plans to have the actual product ship to the Kickstarter pledgers by this July. The treads can be obtained in packs of 100 for a minimum of $13 ($19 if outside the U.S.) with higher pledge levels including limited edition Brickmania sets. At this point the Brickmania Track Links Kickstarter is fully funded and it will conclude in four days.
Update: Sharp eyed historian types have noted that these treads are designed with American and Allied tanks in mind. Brickmania indicates that they do have future plans for additional elements that better reflect the diversity of real treads.