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Toy inventor gets quizzed by 4th Grade children at Alberta School

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The inventor a new pixel brick toy gets interviewed by the 4th grade children at the Neil M Ross Catholic Elementary School, Alberta, Canada. In an effort to help his pupils make the connection between the lessons at school, need for creativity and resilience, Mr Sean Bass their teacher and leader of innovation in teaching for the Albert school district, invited Assim Ishaque, the inventor of Simbrix over to talk to his class via video conference call. ‘I wanted to teachers view on Simbrix and that led to Alberta’, but little did Assim know that they would find their way…

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Minecraft – what non players need to know!

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As a parent of three fanatic Minecraft players and inventor of toys that this community seem to love – its time that I got into this game and found out why they love it so much. Minecraft is one of the most popular online games, creating a virtual world from little graphical blocks. Created in Sweden in 2011 by a clever chap called ‘Notch’ it was bought by Microsoft making him very rich man! Minecraft is one of the most popular online games, creating a virtual world from little graphical blocks. Created in Sweden in 2011 by a clever chap…

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Simbrix flying off to “connect and wow” in China

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Simbrix has been selected to exhibit at Hangzhou’s Cultural & Creative Industry Expo as guest of the Hangzhou government, along with 14 other creative businesses from the Midlands region of England. Simbrix have been busy making preparations for their first exhibition in China – as part of a major delegation of businesses and universities selected to exhibit at the Hangzhou Creative and Cultural exhibition from 18th to 23rd September, as guests of the Hangzhou mayor. “We had a huge number of applications for this prestigious event”, said Dr Jason Yu, Assistant to the CEO of Nottingham City Council for China…

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Happy New Year Brixers 2018 is here

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Simbrix Newsletter – Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 Happy New Year Brixers 2018 is here! Happy New Year to you and your family I hope you had a lovely Christmas and joyfully start to the new year. Its been a cold break – but a great excuse to stay cosy at home with the family and play with your favourite toys and Simbrix. 2017 was a busy year for us. We took the time to update the Simbrix kits to make them even better, moving from the really nice Cotton Bags to the ‘Play Tray Box’. This took a much longer than we…

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Simbrix – Totally new kits

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Following our success on Kickstarter, where we raised around 300% of our target, We can finally confirm that our new kits on are the way to us arriving in mid-November. Why update Simbrix? Simbrix has been making new friends around the world since we started selling them in 2016 and received such wonderful feedback, it was easy to feel very proud of our achievements. In 2016 we won the ToyShop award too, so why did we need to make any changes to the kit? In the first few years of Simbrix’s life, we were really looking inward, at the product,…

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Simbrix back on Kickstarter

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Two years after launching our first version of Simbrix to the world through Kickstarter, we have grown up quite a bit since. We also gained a huge amount of insight in what our new friends think about Simbrix and how they use them. We have been making little updates to our kits over the two year, changing inspirations, adding a new kit and finding new people to sell them. Last year I decided it was time to look  at the entire package and decide what was needed take Simbrix to the next level. So my team and I got all…

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Simbrix gets interest from Argos and Hobbycraft

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As the popularity in Simbrix grows even more retailers are noticing our small pixelated bricks, reading our fab reviews and becoming more interested in the story of Assim the inventor of simbrix. This week Assim was interviewed for the Business expert website www.businessadvice.co.uk.  In the interview Assim talks to Fred Heritage about the journey of Simbrix from watching his children struggle with their Hama beads, to creating over 400 prototypes, a successful Kickstarter campaign, the launch this year and how important Amazon has been in reaching brixers across the globe. After meeting senior buyers from Argos and Hobbycraft, they were…

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We’ve been featured in the Daily Express!

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In the run up to Christmas exposure is everything for a small independent business like ours, so we’re pleased to tell all Brixers that news is spreading fast.  They tell us that ‘The good news for us is that construction toys are becoming more popular than ever with demand doubling recently’ The article in the Daily Express tells our story, from the very beginnings of the concept, the hard work we put into developing just the right brick (we experimented with over 400 protoypes!), to our fabulous Kickstarter campaign and advice and support we’ve had from great people along the…

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Meeting the real people behind the blogosphere

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How much do we rely upon the reviews, feedback and advice of others when we decide to make a purchase of something we have yet seen, tried or tested ourselves? For me, 90% of the time I am buying any non food or clothing item, I will scour the internet for someones review of the item that is within the target of my Visa card or Paypal account. I’m a fan of Amazon, not for the low prices, or fast delivery option (but that is very handy sometimes) but for the feedback and reviews left for most of the products…

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