I'm a new member and this would be my cherry post, so please excuse any lapses of decorum. I read the rules and hopefully am fully abiding!
This particular brick I made for my son and after leaking it a bit on social media, many of my friends and family have both been interested in and suggested I market, items like this. So, here I am.
This piece is a prototype for personal and demonstration use, I would not market/sell a product with the Lego name or logo on it. However, that could be something one could get done their self at a local engraver at their own cost. I can offer custom engraving anywhere on the brick so long as it doesn't infringe on any copyrights or other intellectual property rights.
This prototype represents an approximation, it is still a WIP and not
made to exact scale. Dimensions are; ~3"L x 1.5"W x 13/16"H, solid brass
and weighs 1lb 4oz. The base material could also be aluminum, bronze, steel, various plastic, etc. I can also get aluminum anodized to many different colours and finishes.
I haven't had a chance to generate a material and labour cost, and
depending on demand I would have to price outsourced polishing as well. I
have several hours invested in hand polishing this piece, clearly not economical
for larger demand. I made this from leftover scrap, so again, depending on demand I would have to price out custom size bar stock to reduce machining time. However the overall price per unit would vary depending on the base material, the finish, engraving, etc.
I would be open to world wide shipping, with no markups. Obviously the base material and location of buyer would significantly affect the shipping fee, i.e the weight of brass or steel vs aluminum or plastic.
I am located in South Eastern Ontario, Canada.
I would probably offer them through eBay, even for custom orders, to ensure a higher level of payment security and transaction confidence.
I can provide contact info etc through PM, but please post general interest and inquiry in the thread so that it's easier for myself and others to see an overview of interest.
There's a lot of potential for these and I haven't had time to visualize them but I can see these used as awards, seasonal decorations, keychains, pendants, jewellery, etc.
Thanks for reading my essay, I hope you found it interesting if nothing else!
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