Have you seen Arckit? It looks amazing fun for older children and even adults, the chance to build your very own model houses. My 14 year old is a huge fan of constructing, using a
Have you seen Arckit? It looks amazing fun for older children and even adults, the chance to build your very own model houses. My 14 year old is a huge fan of constructing, using a range of products for many years he has dreams of being an architect later in life, a goal he is working towards. So when I saw this campaign, I knew I had to get involved as it seems the perfect thing to get his imagination ignited with something a bit harder….just look how amazing this looks!
Arckit, the multi-award winning architectural model building kit that launched in 2014, is
back on the scene with their first ever Kickstarter campaign. On 10 May, designers and
model lovers will have early access to 12 new kits, which Arckit has developed to inspire
the next generation of architects and visionary urban planners.
For the first time ever, Arckit Cityscape and Arckit Masterplan give anyone complete
control to build their very own dream city from scratch. From developing suburban
neighbourhoods to downtown skyscrapers, city parks to piazzas, now designers of all
ages can experience what it’s like to be a real architect or city planner. Arckit allows you
to create your very own miniature model worlds complete with subtle colours and
graphics – then stand back to marvel at a true 3D perspective of your masterpiece.
The ultimate in minimalist and ‘museum-worthy’ architectural kits, Arckit is perfect for
literally anyone who is mesmerised by architecture and models – from budding creators
and regular users through to designers and professionals. If you’ve ever walked around a
city and looked up in amazement, if you are transfixed by maps and top-down games or
just love the look of stunning architectural models then Arckit takes this experience to a
whole new level.
The new products include eight versions of Arckit Cityscape, each with unique
components inspired by iconic styles of world architecture in a choice of white or
colours. More experienced makers can also choose from Cityscape XL, Cityscape XXL,
Masterplan and Masterplan Pro for even more building opportunities and professional-
level models. All of the products are compatible with each other, giving users the
flexibility to turn a thriving city centre into a sprawling metropolis.
The first kits will launch exclusively on Kickstarter from 10May 2017. Retail prices for
the Arckit Cityscape series start from €24.99 and Masterplan starts from €139. Special
‘early bird’ discounts will include a limited offer of €19 for Cityscape and bundle deals with further discounts for those who want to create more ambitious builds or use Arckit within a group setting.
Damien Murtagh, founder of the startup Arckit says: “We launched our original Arckit
back in 2014 as a revolutionary alternative to the traditional architects’ model. Our
patented system won us multiple awards and is stocked globally in prestigious retailers
and design museums such as Harrods London, Barnes & Noble across the US, Brown
Thomas Dublin, Hamleys Singapore, The Smithsonian & Guggenheim museums NY and
many other stores worldwide. Arckit is also used in schools and universities for teaching
STEM education. Now we want to open up architecture to everyone and change the way
people think about their built environments.”
Check out the website at: www.arckit.com for more details…