A construction toy block set for grown-ups that allows individuals to create their dream houses with plastic blocks in approximately 1/35 scale is to be launched in mid June,2013 by IBI Corp., a hobby goods development company in Tokyo.
Online PR News – 01-April-2013 – Tokyo, Japan – A construction toy block set for grown-ups that allows individuals to create their dream houses with plastic blocks in approximately 1/35 scale is to be launched in mid June,2013 by IBI Corp., a hobby goods development company in Tokyo. www.ikken-ya.com/global.html
The construction block set is branded `IKKEN-YA` which means `an individual or standalone house` in Japanese. The product was first released in Japan in 2005 as the first version which was awarded by the Japan Hobby Industry Association due to its revolutionary concept of separating the structure and decoration parts of the free creation miniature house. It took IBI Corp. 8 years to refine the products into a more creative and colorful one. IBI expects the upgraded version of the products to expand the market worldwide. IBI Corp. says it welcomes anyone who is interested in distribution, especially distributors or wholesalers in the field of online shops, mail order, and TV shopping in any country though IBI says there is no limitation on the potential field due to the nature of the new concept product is creative and intellectual. Though the product was originally designed for hobby use, IBI says the product can even be a rough but time saving tool for potential professional house planners/designers to demonstrate their creativity and designing sense.
The volume of the block set is huge ( including 17 boxes of blocks in 8 categories such as floor structure, floor decoration panel, wall structure, wall decoration panel etc., weights more than 5 KG with more than 3,000 pieces), and is only suitable for age 14 and up. It is for free creation, without any predetermined plan; and has a realistic look by providing the choices for consumers to choose the color of the walls, floors, and roofs just like planning a real house. The concept of using the blocks to build a miniature house provides the convenience of assembly (no cutting, gluing needed) and the joy of creativity (no construction knowledge needed). Consumers can always change their plan of the miniature house at anytime by just pulling out the blocks and plugging in again.