It all started with this empty corner in Martin's study. Some shelve needed to go there, and while Martin is no good at drawing, of course he built some LEGO models. Those models turned into an idea: Use some coasters and doors to combine them to look like a giant LEGO brick, make even more and paint them in different colors.
When all was put together and decorated with some LEGO models, it looked awesome! But while Martin doesn’t like to keep things to himself, he even made instructions along the way for others. And showed it to his friends, their kids other IKEAhackers. From then on one question kept coming: Where can I get these? People wanted to have them. So Martin assembled the team, and together they started working the qlib and later on this campaign.
The qlib currently exists in CAD as well as various prototypes made by deep drawing press (shown in the animation). We made several prototypes with different forms using the deep drawing press before finalizing our CAD designs.
The CAD is ready for production. We will be teaming up with a certified European manufacturer for the final production of the qlib in colored ABS plastic; those vary from 3000 up to 25000 pieces for a first batch.
With the funding goal reached, there is a lot to do. Anyhow, we’re really looking forward to handle all the task. We will start the backer management process by sending out surveys about two weeks after the campaign ends. Collecting all this data and handling requests will take some time.
But at the same time, we order our injection molding tool. The manufacturing and sampling process takes at least 10 weeks. So the first batch can be produced within 3 months, followed by the first delivery to our fulfillment partner two weeks later. So if everything works out as planned, you can clip your qlib to your Kallax starting four months after the campaign ends.