Bellum: of Mutants and Men

Planetary Blocks: Our Solar System

A project in Swarthmore, PA by Chop Shop
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A set of 20 Solar System toy blocks. featuring 8 planets, 8 moons, 3 dwarf planets and just one star.
Backers: 969
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $81,308 of $15,000
Dates: Apr 23rd -> Jun 5th (44 days)
Project By: Chop Shop
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Latest News

We’ve Stretched!

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Mock-up of side one of the Planetary Blocks Supplemental We are over 70K — so this is officially happening. Looking forward to finalizing side one and starting side two!  (Read More)

Stretch Goal: A Huge Fold-Out Supplemental

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
With only so much room on each block, we are excited to produce a foldout supplemental poster to expand on the research and data we used to create the set.  Rough layout of the Supplemental Side 1 While we are still hammering out some of the... (Read More)

We Made Images of Old Prototypes Look Like New!

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I thought it might be fun to share this with all the backers.  Kickstarter suggested that more “environmental” images of the set shown in real locations could help boost support on the campaign page. The problem is that our last prototype... (Read More)

A Designer’s Work is Never Done

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been wanting to produce a mock-up of a larger pile of the blocks and discovered something upon completion—that it seemed a bit too busy to us.  Before this campaign went live, each side was flooded with black and had multiple colors. Not... (Read More)

Art for Prototype #5

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is the art file for prototype #5 which was sent today. I hope to post images of the result in a maybe two weeks. That is a whole lot of art and information.  (Read More)

Planetary Blocks In Depth Review by Emily Lakdawalla

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
All the science included on our project was reviewed first by Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor at The Planetary Society. In many cases, some of this information was almost common knowledge for someone with Emily’s background. But even something as... (Read More)

Distances Explainer Video and a New Shuttle/ISS T-shirt

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is the video explainer for the week. This time covering probably the most complicated side to understand. Planetary locations and distances in our Solar System.  Kind of related/unrelated is our new Greatness Ahead tee. Created for our Monthly... (Read More)

Accuracy Can Be Fun!

May 1st - via: planetary.org
Last week, designer Thomas Romer of Chop Shop Studio launched a Kickstarter to support the creation of a new product: Planetary Blocks. Emily Lakdawalla worked closely with Chop Shop to create an accurate and fun block set. (Read More)

Explainer Video for Planetary Blocks: Scales

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We are going to feature a new explainer video for each side every week. Starting with the side for planetary scales.  This is one of the most satisfying sides of the blocks because it works at a glance. Hold up Earth against any other of the bodies... (Read More)

We Are So Very Funded!

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
SO MANY THANKS  This thanks is overdue. We would have posted sooner except we had a three-day event in Washington DC to prepare for and attend. So much time has passed, in fact, that now we are funding at 229%! We have not yet promoted the campaign... (Read More)

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