It's time for our next update andfinally we really have some exciting news to share with you!
We’re happy to tell you that we have passed the last remaining certification!
The last remaining certificate has been passed last week! That is a huge step for us, as the electronics certification took us more than 6 months in total.
As we have set everything up to start as quickly as possible after this moment, we already could start the mass production of the products. We will be producing THE BRICK in two batches so we can ship out orders as soon as possible.
Update to the Polished Golden Version:
The massive brass version has gotten an update. We have done many testings with the finish of the golden version which initially was a mirror polished brass surface. To protect the surface from oxidization and finger prints, we planned to use a clear coating for the surface. As the golden version is our most exclusive version of THE BRICK, we decided to go even one step further. The golden version will be gold-plated with 24K gold. Not only will the golden versions that will be sold after the kickstarter be gold-plated but also the ones that you backers ordered. They are much more expensive for us to make but simply look and feel gorgeous and we hope that the backers of the golden versions will love the finish as much as we do!
The pre-mass production samples are currently being prepared and will soon be quality checked. After mass-production, another iteration of quality control and testing of the electronics will be performed. To keep the quality control process and the manufacturing transparent, the different versions of the metal finishes will be manufactured in batches. We are asking the manufacturers to take some images during the mass-production to include in the next update.
Further efforts to reduce shipping time
As mentioned in update #4, shipping the products from manufacturer to us can be performed using different shipping methods. We have the option to choose between sea, train or air freight. The price differences between these methods is enormous, just as the differences in duration of shipping. We promised to do train shipping instead of shipping the products by sea, to reduce the shipping time by 4-5 weeks. We now decided to ship some batches by air to start delivering the first products even a week or two earlier.
We now finally have a concrete timeline and we expect to receive a first batch of 1000 units Space Gray anodized by the end of August. All orders that only include Space Gray THE BRICKs will be shipped right away, when the products have arrived at our warehouse in Germany. The orders that include engraving may take 4-7 days longer to complete your engraving wish. The black, golden, silver and aluminium polished versions will be shipped to us in a second batch and are expected to be delivered by end of September.
We are so happy to finally bring good news to you. Thank you so much for your patience and your support!