By combining knowledge of technology, design, and child development, NEEMEZ have transformed into an interchangeable, imagination-inducing object that advance practices of creative thinking and imagination.
NEEMEZ Prototype 1 & 2; PLA 3D Printing Plastic Filament, Matte Acrylic Paint, Rare Earth Neodymium Magnet; 5” x 5.75” x 3”
INTRODUCING NEEMEZ: FOR THE CREATIVE KID
For the past four years, I have been studying both graphic design and art education. Much of my education has been searching for a way to combine these two fields. How can design inform child development and education in the arts? This was the question I asked myself when approaching my design thesis. And thus, NEEMEZ were born.
Neemez are designed to advance the practice of creative thought by being a tangible, changeable object. Pieces can be used to build, design, and create things from monsters, to animals, to abstract sculptures. Children (and adults) can have fun and develop a wider imagination with these toys.
CREATIVE KID GOALS
This Kickstarter will fund the next step of this toy’s development including prototype and packaging manufacturing, toy fair exhibitions, TIA membership fees and Kickstarter fees.
First run prototypes have already been made. Currently all prototypes are generated through 3D printing, hand gluing each magnet, and hand painting each piece. Funds will allow greater (and less time consuming) manufacturing for Toy Fair exhibition and toy company proposals in late 2017 and throughout 2018.
MEET THE NEEMEZ TEAM: MORE ABOUT US
Finalized rendition of 2-dimentional NEEMEZ characters to be partnered with the 3-dimensional toys
While NEEMEZ are advertised as these six original characters, the beauty of them is that they are interchangeable. You can take the same pieces that form a monkey and turn it into a spider or an elephant. You can take basic small pieces and see what kind of weird sculpture you can make. How big can it become? You can play with colors and design patterns. Or you can keep them as their original characters and treat them as collectables. Possibilities seem endless.
Presentation of six different variations from one of the original NEEMEZ figurines (original figurine presented to the far left)
Abstract sculpture made with general attachment pieces
While it may take some time for NEEMEZ to make it to market, backers will be able to receive limited edition first round prototype figurines and prototype mystery packs, both including limited edition designed packaging.
Due to the high cost of shipping packages outside the United States, some rewards may not be applicable outside of the country. Rewards for pledges between $4 and $29 are applicable to all addresses around the world. All rewards for pledges $30 and higher apply to the United States only.
$4 or more: receive one NEEMEZ original character sticker set
$10 or more: receive one NEEMEZ first round prototype figurine with limited edition designed packaging
$15 or more: receive one NEEMEZ first round prototype figurine AND one NEEMEEZ Mystery Pack with limited edition designed packaging
$22 or more: receive one NEEMEZ prototype figurine AND two NEEMEZ Mystery Packs with limited edition designed packaging
$26 or more: receive two NEEMEZ prototype figurines with limited edition designed packaging [limited to only first 10 backers]
$30 or more (Applies to U.S. only): receive two NEEMEZ prototype figurines AND one NEEMEZ Mystery Pack with limited edition designed packaging [limited only to first 10 backers]
$38 or more (Applies to U.S. only): receive two NEEMEZ prototype figurines AND two NEEMEZ Mystery Pack with limited edition designed packaging [limited only to first 5 backers]
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION