The world went a bit nuts last month when a company called Nimuno launched an Indiegogo campaign for Loops, its flexible adhesive-backed toy block tape — don’t say the word LEGO, guys — that could be stuck to just about any surface and then have toy blocks clipped on to it. If you missed out, don’t stress — it’ll be in stores in Australia soon enough.
The Nimuno Loops campaign received over twenty thousand times its original backing target, clocking $US1.64 million in funding — purely on its offering of a roll of tape that you can stick Lego blocks to.
And we learn today that Zuru, the toy distributor that also sells the Fidget Cube and Fidget Spinner, will be selling Nimuno Loops in Australia under the Makya Constructions brand. While there’s no detail on when it’ll be available in Aussie toy stores, Nimuno expects to start shipping its adhesive-backed toy block tape to Indiegogo backers in July and August.
From Zuru:’ Nimuno Loops instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for toy building blocks. One side features a bendable, flexible surface with a toy block pattern that is compatible with Lego® and other toy block brands and can be cut to any desired size.” There you go, it’s compatible with Lego. It’s not actually Lego, tho. [Zuru]