Just over a year ago, a New Zealand based company introduced Flexo to the plastic brick construction world. Flexo has had an amazing uptake by some awesome creators all over the world.
As I have suggested before, there are some people who will not mix their LEGO with any other third-party brick system, but there are others who will welcome the functionality that Flexo will add to their models.
Read on as I promote the Flexo Kickstarter 2.0 project which, if fulfilled, will allow Flexo to introduce new parts into their expanding range in some new and exciting colours. I also reveal the Flexo success story in their first year of production.
What is Flexo and what does it do?
Flexo started its journey with a Kickstarter project late last year: they successfully raised enough money needed to create this innovative new product.
Flexo is a toy-brick construction system that opens up an exciting new area of brick building and brick play. Flexo is 100% compatible with all major brick brands, including LEGO, and it was designed to enhance the amazing experience that is toy-brick building.
A year on and Flexo have released another Kickstarter project for the two new brick shapes (plates) they will be releasing in a new range of colours. There is also new glow-in-the dark tendons to take your Flexo builds to a whole new level.
Check out some of the amazing things other people have made with Flexo and their LEGO.
To get a real feel for how Flexo can enhance your models have a look at some of the short videos from the Flexo YouTube Channel.
Flexo is at its best when it is used with your existing brick collection to introduce flexibility, bounce, tension, new angles and the ability to expand you creativity. The system consists of toy building bricks with extra recesses in the top to enable flexible tendons to join the bricks together.
When connected in such a way it allows for movement. This is only the beginning of the possibilities and creativity that Flexo will open.
Australian Toy Association Toy of the Year Award
Earlier this year Flexo won the Australian Toy Association Toy of the Year – Construction Range 2017 at the Melbourne Toy Fair.
This was a wonderful recognition of what Flexo is and what it offers to toy-brick builders. Flexo is not another brick company looking to copy the top players in the market; they are looking to bring further innovation to the market and work in with what people already love and use.
Flexo does not see themselves as a clone brand but rather an enhancement to the existing LEGO experience.
Flexo Kickstarter 2.0
Flexo plan to expand their parts range and so they are therefore utilising another Kickstarter fund raising project.
This Kickstarter project is to develop new Flexo construction bricks with innovative new shapes and also introducing new colours. The new parts include:
- A revolutionary triangular brick shape
- A 2x2 circle piece with axle hole
- Parts in new colours
- Glow-in-the dark tendons
These new parts will take your Flexo models to a whole new level! Watch the Flexo Kickstarter 2.0 video that demonstrates how versatile these new pieces will be.
The Kickstarter project closes at Tuesday 24 October 1.30am BST (Tuesday 24 October 1.30pm NZDT).
The Flexo team are confident that the Kickstarter target will be reached. With eight days to go, they need only NZD $5000 (USD $3500, GBP £2700, Euro €3000) to reach their goal.
The Flexo team have also created a new tool for inserting the tendons into the Flexo bricks.
This new tool will compliment any brick separator tool that you might own.
Flexo have a range of parts packs that are available from NZD $5-$489 (USD $4-$345, GBP £3-£262, Euro €3-€293).
Delivery times vary depending on location and delivery method but are typically between two to ten working days.
Visit their online shop to order your Flexo pack.
Disclaimer: I have no financial interest in the Flexo company. I am simply wanting to support a great kiwi project, and believe this product will go a long way to compliment LEGO and other brick systems.