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Building on walls (Brik Tile)

paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,958
I haven't see "Brik Tile" mentioned anywhere on the forum yet, but I thought it was worth pointing out, as it expands the possibilities of Lego building!

It's a kickstarter project, and appears to be going well (already exceeded its $30,000 goal and there is still 33 days left):
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joltteam/brik-tile-legotm-compatible-wall-tiles

Sounds like they have two key advantages over Lego's own baseplates - they can butt up to each other without requiring any spacing, and they have temporary adhesive surfaces (sounds a bit like Post-It note technology) that lets you stick them on walls and so on.




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  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,047
    That's my new bathroom decor sorted then ;-)
    gmonkey76chuckp
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 945
    What a brilliant thing!
    my kids would love a section of wall like this but I'd anticipate a hefty price.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 945
    Price isn't too bad, actually.
  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    I think this looks pretty good. The only thing stopping me signing up to KickStarter to support is that you also end up spending money on lots of fake 1x1 bricks too. I'd be much more up for it if it was just the bases.
    gmonkey76Daragh
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,210
    LuLego said:
    Price isn't too bad, actually.
    It is $30 for UK for the cheapest selection, so ~£23. Then factor in £4.60 for VAT and £8 Royal Mail handling charge and you are up at £35 or so for two non-lego plates to attach to a wall.
    AllBrick
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,958
    Or if you back the kickstarter, then $15 will get you two of the plates, plus a couple of brik clips and 300 "briks". There'd be no VAT or import duty on that, I think?
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,958
    Or if you back the kickstarter, then $15 will get you two of the plates, plus a couple of brik clips and 300 "briks". There'd be no VAT or import duty on that, I think?
    Ah, there's $15 shipping to the UK!  So it would be ~£23 for that lot, but still no VAT or duty to pay.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,210
    £23 is above the import threshold (£15), so you would need to pay the VAT and the RM handling fee.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,958
    Surely it's based on the value of the goods, not the value of the goods plus postage?
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Surely it's based on the value of the goods, not the value of the goods plus postage?
    Nope.

    You are charged on the total value of the goods, shipping and insurance. Sometimes.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    What's stopping someone attaching a similar double sided sticky stuff to the back of a genuine plate?
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,857
    RM are quite inefficient at collecting though. Unless the item is huge or heavy i'd say 5 out of 6 eligible parcels don't get stung.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,210
    I think it depends on how they fill out the customs form. As this is a small business then they are likely to fill it out for the full amount paid. I doubt they'll take requests about filling it in for a lower value.
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