New Explorer and Creator Kits

Our new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit take fort building to a whole new level allowing you to build the most amazing forts.  Pre-order now to be one of the first to get the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit.

Here are six new projects that can be built with the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit

Lemonade Stand (4' Tall)

Requires 1 x Explorer Kit* and 1 x Creator Kit

Jet (11' Long)

Requires 1 x Explorer Kit* and 1 x Creator Kit

Shark (12' Long)

Requires 1 x Explorer Kit* and 2 x Creator Kits

Giraffe (6' Tall)

Requires 1 x Explorer Kit* and 1 x Creator Kit

Puppet Theater (6' Wide)

Requires 1 x Explorer Kit* and 1 x Creator Kit

Tank (8' Long)

Requires 2 x Explorer Kits* and 2 x Creator Kits

*The original Build Kits can be substituted for the new Explorer Kits (see here)

What is included in the new kits?

The Explorer Kit contains the essential components to build simple and fun forts and is intended for ages 4 and up.  The Creator Kit is an add-on to the Explorer Kit that includes new components to build intricate forts and is intended for ages 8 and up.  Each creation has an age rating that may be higher.

Explorer Kit

Creator Kit

What will the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit cost?

For pre-orders, we are extending our current Spring Sale prices to both the Explorer Kit and Creator Kit

Any 1 Kit

$99 $ 77
  • 22% Off (Save $22)

Any 2 Kits

$198 $ 137
  • 31% Off (Save $61)

Any 3 Kits

$297 $ 187
  • 37% Off (Save $110)
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Any 4 Kits

$396 $ 247
  • 38% Off (Save $149)

Any 6 Kits

$594 $ 327
  • 45% Off (Save $267)

Any 9 Kits

$891 $ 467
  • 48% Off (Save $424)

After pre-orders are complete, the new kits may be priced higher.

When will the pre-orders ship?

Pre-orders will ship by 9/15.  Expected delivery is 1-3 days.

Pre-order now to be one of the first to receive the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit.

Are the projects that use the Creator Kit more difficult to build?

Yes, projects that require Creator Kits can be quite challenging to build, require following a long sequence of instructions, may require two or more people to build, and can take multiple hours to build.  These projects are really for individuals that enjoy challenges and have the patience to follow a long sequence of instructions.  These projects are not for everyone.

Projects that only require the Explorer Kit are much easier to build and will appeal to anyone that enjoys building forts.  See our original Projects for a list of projects that can be built with either the original Build Kit or new Explorer Kit (see below about compatibility).

Can I use the original Build Kit with the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit?

Yes.¬† The new Explorer Kit is intended to be a direct replacement for the original Build Kit.¬†¬†You can mix and match the original Build Kit with the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit but there are issues…

  • The new foam connectors are slightly smaller than the original foam connectors but are still functional when mixing and matching from all three kits.
  • The original panels have a different slot layout than the new panels.¬† Only the yellow slots on the original panels may be used with the slots on the new panels and the original panels are missing a middle slot that may be useful building Creator Kit projects.
  • The original yellow braces are much bigger than the new yellow triangles and may not fit in new Creator Kit projects intended for the new yellow triangles.

If you find the issues above acceptable, you can build the new Creator Projects listed at the top using your original Build Kits.

Also, you can build any of our original Projects by substituting the new Explorer Kit for our original Build Kit in the instructions and by replacing the original yellow braces with the new yellow triangles.

Can the new Creator Kit components be colored?

Yes, all the components (except for the foam connectors) in both the Explorer Kit and Creator Kit can be colored with crayons, markers, or paint.¬† All these components have outlines of zany characters ready to be colored.¬† Here are a few of the components up close to see what can be colored…

Are the components in the Explorer Kit and Creator Kit durable?

Yes, the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit use the same heavy duty corrugated cardboard as the original Build Kit.¬† You can see a strength demonstration at See How Strong.¬† This is over 6x stronger than typical shipping box cardboard.¬† This isn’t flimsy cardboard.¬† Everything is still Made in the USA as well.

Can I share the offers with friend and family?

Yes, but you’ll need to share the link to this page as we’ve not yet announced the new Explorer Kit and Creator Kit to the public.