Minecraft is a great video game. Some would say, myself included, that it’s more than a video game. And yet, you can’t take it outside, and play with it. A Kickstarter project, created by Jon Irons and Danny Beckett Jr. aims to change that. “FORTCRAFT” is an attempt to create huge Minecraft themed building blocks, that you can use to create real builds.
To quote the Kickstarter, “Video games are great, but every once in a while you just need to get up, run around and play. There is just something satisfying about building something with your own two hands, as well as interacting, collaborating and being active in real life that you just can’t get from a game.”. The blocks, which are 12 inches cubed, have three different materials across the six sides. The materials are currently Cobblestone, Wood and Grass, although there are plans to bring ores and signs if stretch goals are met.
Each block is made from heavy duty corrugated cardboard, which is apparently durable, cost effective and recyclable. They’re also printed with what is described as the “Rolls Royce” of printing methods: Lithio Lamination. The blocks can be used to create some pretty cool forts as well:
Yet the blocks don’t come cheap. If you’re quick, you can get a set of 16 for $95, else you’re looking at $130. If you want more than 16 blocks, you can also pay another $60 per 10 extra blocks you want. The benefit is that shipping is free within the US, and you can hopefully expect them before Christmas. If you don’t want blocks, you can also pledge as little as $5 for an awesome Thank You from the creators.
You can find the kickstarter project here:
The project is currently at 17% of the $10,000 goal, with 18 days to go, so lets make this happen!
Are you going to back this? What would you do with blocks in real life? Lets start a discussion in the comments.