News

Assortments Include More Instructions (03/11/17)
On March 11, 2017, we increased the number of printed instruction sets included in each assortment.…

Crossbeams Coming to the STEAM Fest (03/06/17)
Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, will be showing Crossbeams at Maker Bolder's STEAM Fest April 29 and 30, 2017 in Boulder, Colorado.…

Squirrel Kits Added (03/05/17)
On March 5, 2017, we added a 206-piece Squirrel, and a 583-piece Squirrel to our Animal Designs.…

Crossbeams Featured at Mini Masterminds (02/04/17)
On February 4, 2017, Crossbeams was featured at Mini Masterminds, a Pikes Peak Library District monthly STEM event.…

First International Design Contest (11/06/16)
The first Crossbeams International Design Contest begins January of 2017.…

Destroyer Kits Added (10/22/16)
On October 22, 2016, we added Arleigh-Burke class destroyers to our Ship Designs: a 342-piece Destroyer and an 880-piece Destroyer.…

Crossbeams Featured at the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire (10/15/16)
On October 15, 2016, the Sharman family showcased Crossbeams at the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire.…

Backhoe Team Build Added (10/13/16)
On October 13, 2016, we added Team Build instructions to our advanced Backhoe.…

Crossbeams Coming to the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire (10/09/16)
On October 15, 2016 Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, will be showing Crossbeams at the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire.…

Crossbeams featured in Geek Dad (09/23/16)
On September 23, 2016, Rory Bristol featured Crossbeams in Geek Dad.…

Instructions Guide Updated (09/12/16)
On September 12, 2016, we released a new Instructions Guide with a new section on the use of couple to help you make moving surfaces.…

Watch Our Team Build Video (07/27/16)
On July 27, 2016, we added a Team Build video to our website.…

Crossbeams Featured in Maker Bolder (07/25/16)
On July 25, 2016, Maker Bolder featured the story of Crossbeams in their Blog.…

12 Designs Added to Designer's Assortment (06/11/16)
We took advantage of the extra pieces available in our Designer's Assortment to improve 12 of the Introductory Assortment designs it builds.…

Horse Team Build Added (06/11/16)
On June 11, 2016, we added Team Build instructions to our advanced Horse.…

Crossbeams Team Build Coming to Library 21c (05/23/16)
Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, will be hosting a Crossbeams Team Build June 8, 2016 from 4PM through 6PM in Library 21c's Ent Conference Center in Colorado Springs.…

Touring Bike Kits Added (04/30/16)
On April 30, 2016, we added a 121-piece Touring Bike and a 405-piece Touring Bike to our Motorcycles Designs.…

Mobile-Friendly Website (04/30/16)
On April 30, 2016, we released a mobile-friendly version of our website.…

Reconnaissance Aircraft Kits Added (04/02/16)
On April 2, 2016, we added a 158-piece Reconnaissance Aircraft, a 425-piece Reconnaissance Aircraft, and a 805-piece Reconnaissance Aircraft to our Planes Designs.…

Instructions Guide Updated (02/13/16)
On February 13, 2016, we released a new Instructions Guide with new sections on the Crossbeams Grid System, the use of gears, and the use of stiff.…

Backhoe Kits Added (01/30/16)
On January 30, 2016, we added a 248-piece Backhoe and a 1080-piece Backhoe to our Construction Designs.…

Crossbeams Modeller Upgraded (01/30/16)
On January 30, 2016, we upgraded the Crossbeams Modeller to version 1.…

Upgrade Your Assortment (12/12/15)
On December 12, 2015, we added the ability to upgrade your assortment in a single click without going through piece-boosts.…

Crossbeams Featured in Caltech Alumni News (12/12/15)
On December 3, 2015, Crossbeams was featured along with Roominate in the Caltech Alumni News.…

Volume Discounts Applied to Piece-Boosts (12/12/15)
On December 12, 2015, we applied the volume discounts inherent in our kits and assortments to piece-boosts.…

Light Helicopter Added (12/05/15)
On December 5, 2015, we added a 182-piece Light Helicopter and a 462-piece Light Helicopter to our Helicopters.…

Age Recommendation Changed (12/05/15)
Prompted by feedback from toy experts, on December 5, 2015, we chose to raise our Crossbeams age recommendation by two years on all products.…

Motion Assortment replaced with Designer's Assortment (12/05/15)
Our Motion Assortment was not a stand-alone assortment.…

Crossbeams in The Made in America Movement Gift Guide (11/23/15)
On November 18, 2015, The Made in America Movement included Crossbeams in its 2015 Made in U.…

Cool Ideas Assortment Added (11/18/15)
On November 18, 2015, we added a Cool Ideas Assortment.…

Bodiam Castle Added (11/13/15)
On November 13, 2015, we added a 364-piece Bodiam Castle and a 1684-piece Bodiam Castle to our Structures.…

Gear Reverser and Household Items Added to Cool Ideas (11/13/15)
On November 13, 2015, we added a Reverser, Teacup, Round Table, Chair, Rocking Chair, and Clock to our Cool Ideas.…

Drum Sticks Added to Mechanical Breadboard (11/05/15)
On November 5, 2015, we added Drum Sticks to our Mechanical Breadboard page.…

Road Grader Team Build Added (11/04/15)
On November 4, 2015, we added Team Build instructions to our advanced Road Grader.…

Instructions with Introductory and Motion Assortments (10/28/15)
Prompted by reviewers, we decided to include paper instructions in our Introductory Assortment and Motion Assortment.…

Training Plane Added (10/26/15)
On October 26, 2015, we added a 167-piece Training Plane and a 607-piece Training Plane to our Planes.…

Crossbeams Featured at the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire (10/15/15)
On October 10, 2015 Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, his wife, Monica Sharman, and new Crossbeams inventor, Byron Sharman, showed Crossbeams at the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire.…

Speed Boat Kits Added (10/15/15)
On October 15, 2015, we added a 75-piece Bowrider and a 519-piece Bowrider to our Ship Designs.…

Crossbeams Featured in The Gadget Flow (10/14/15)
On October 14, 2015, The Gadget Flow featured Crossbeams as one of its daily new gadgets.…

Crossbeams Offered Internationally (10/12/15)
On October 12, 2015, we added the capability to ship Crossbeams not a toy (age 14+) assortments, kits, and individual pieces to buyers in Australia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.…

Crossbeams Featured at Mini Masterminds (10/03/15)
On October 3, 2015, Crossbeams was featured at Mini Masterminds, a Pikes Peak Library District monthly STEM event.…

Motion Assortment Added (09/29/15)
On September 29, 2015, we added a Motion Assortment.…

Model Difficulty Ranked (09/29/15)
On September 29, 2015, we ranked our kits and assortments according to difficulty level.…

Monster Truck Kits Added (09/29/15)
On September 29, 2015, we added a 163-piece Monster Truck, a 354-piece Monster Truck, and a 500-piece Monster Truck to our Cars and Trucks designs.…

Crossbeams Coming to the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire (09/29/15)
Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, will be showing Crossbeams at the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire October 10, 2015.…

Ferris Wheel Kits Added (09/12/15)
On September 12, 2015, we added a 184-piece Ferris Wheel and a 761-piece Ferris Wheel to our Structure Designs.…

Crossbeams Team Build Coming to Penrose Library (09/12/15)
The Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Library District Penrose branch will host Crossbeams at their upcoming Tween Program on October 24, 2015, from 3PM through 4PM.…

Crossbeams Team Build Coming to Rockrimmon Library (09/12/15)
The Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Library District Rockrimmon branch will host Crossbeams at their upcoming Mini Masterminds event on October 3, 2015, from 10AM through 12PM.…

Shopping Cart and Jet Airliner Added to Community Designs (08/31/15)
On August 31, 2015, we added a Shopping Cart and a Jet Airliner to our Community page.…

Advanced Assortment Added (08/29/15)
On August 29, 2015, we added an Advanced Assortment.…

Horse Kits Added (08/29/15)
On August 29, 2015, we added a 158-piece Horse, a 681-piece Horse, and a 950-piece Horse to our Animal Designs.…

Printed Instructions Pricing Change (08/29/15)
On August 29, 2015, we adjusted our pricing model for printed instructions.…

Order Mechanical Designs (08/03/15)
On August 3, 2015, we made many of our Mechanical Breadboards available as Kits.…

International Space Station Team Build Added (08/03/15)
On August 3, 2015, we added Team Build instructions to our advanced International Space Station.…

Soft Jaws Added to Accessories (08/03/15)
The soft jaws on our Ring Tweezers can wear out over time.…

Crossbeams Team Build Coming to Penrose Library (07/08/15)
This event was postponed to October 24, 2015, from 3PM through 4PM.…

Crossbeams Introduces Team Builds (07/03/15)
On July 3, 2015, we introduced Team Builds to our product line, where a team of builders work together to make massive Crossbeams designs.…

Build Videos Page Added (07/03/15)
On July 3, 2015, we added a Build Videos page to our website.…

Advanced Jet Airliner Kit Added (06/30/15)
On June 30, 2015, we added a scale model 1774-piece Jet Airliner to our Planes.…

R2-D2 Added to Community Designs (06/25/15)
On June 25, 2015, we added an R2-D2 to our Community page.…

Crossbeams Featured at the CHEC Conference (06/22/15)
On June 18-20, 2015, Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, and Crossbeams designer, Derek Sharman, showed Crossbeams at the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) Conference.…

Display Stand Added to Mechanical Breadboard (06/22/15)
On June 22, 2015, we added a Display Stand to our Mechanical Breadboard page.…

Crossbeams Featured at the Denver Mini Maker Faire (06/15/15)
On June 13 and 14, 2015, Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, and Crossbeams designer, Derek Sharman, showed Crossbeams at the Denver Mini Maker Faire.…

Crossbeams Featured in World Magazine (06/12/15)
On June 12, 2015, World Magazine featured Crossbeams in an excellent article.…

Handrail Car Added to Mechanical Breadboard (06/11/15)
On June 9, 2015, we added a Handrail Car to our Mechanical Breadboard page.…

Crank Added to Mechanical Breadboard (06/11/15)
On June 9, 2015, we added a Crank to our Mechanical Breadboard page.…

Cool Ideas and Mechanical Breadboard placed in Designs (06/11/15)
On June 9, 2015, we moved our Cool Ideas and Mechanical Breadboard pages within Designs.…

Instructions Guide Added (05/26/15)
On May 26, 2015, we added a detailed Instructions Guide to help Crossbeams beginners navigate our instructions.…

Introductory Assortment Added (05/20/15)
On May 20, 2015, we added an Assortments Changed (05/20/15)
On May 20, 2015, we made some changes to our Assortments to align them with Crossbeams' creative strengths.…

Grabber Added to Mechanical Breadboard (05/15/15)
On May 15, 2015, we added a Grabber to our Mechanical Breadboard page.…

Glasses Added to Cool Ideas (05/15/15)
On May 15, 2015, we added Glasses to our Cool Ideas page.…

Three Community Designs Added (05/15/15)
On May 15, 2015, we added an Orthodox Church, a Steering Car, and a Delta Wing Plane to our Community page.…

Crossbeams Featured in Cool Things (05/10/15)
On May 10, 2015, Cool Things featured Crossbeams in a well-researched article.…

Crossbeams Featured in Gizmag (05/08/15)
On May 8, 2015, Richard Moss featured Crossbeams in Gizmag.…

Crossbeams Coming to the Denver Mini Maker Faire (05/08/15)
Crossbeams inventor, Charles Sharman, and Crossbeams designer, Derek Sharman, will be showing Crossbeams at the Denver Mini Maker Faire June 13-14, 2015.…

Virtual to Reality (05/04/15)
On May 4, 2015, we added the capability to order a Crossbeams Modeller generated inventory.…

Crossbeams Ships to Canada and Mexico (04/18/15)
On April 18, 2015, we added the capability to ship Crossbeams to customers in Canada and Mexico.…

Crossbeams Kickstarter Canceled (04/14/15)
On April 14, 2015, we pulled Crossbeams from Kickstarter.…

Our Story Video Added (04/10/15)
On April 10, 2015, we added a Our Story video to our website.…

Two More Mechanical Breadboard Ideas Added (04/06/15)
On April 6, 2015, we added two more Mechanical Breadboard ideas to our Mechanical Breadboard page.…

Crossbeams Featured at Mini Masterminds (04/04/15)
On April 4, 2015, Crossbeams was featured at Mini Masterminds, a Pikes Peak Library District monthly STEM event.…

Crossbeams Kickstarter Launch (04/03/15)
On April 3, 2015, we put Crossbeams on Kickstarter to raise more startup capital.…

In-depth Articles Added (03/31/15)
On March 31, 2015, we added a Papers page to our website.…

International Space Station Kits Added (03/24/15)
On March 24, 2015, we added a 286-piece International Space Station and a 1271-piece International Space Station to our Space Designs.…

Community Page Added (03/19/15)
On March 19, 2015, we added a Community page to our website.…

Crossbeams Team Build Coming to Colorado Springs (03/11/15)
The Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Library District Rockrimmon branch will host Crossbeams at their upcoming Mini Masterminds event on April 4, 2015, from 10AM through 12PM.…

Mechanical Breadboard Page Added (03/04/15)
On March 4, 2015, we added a Mechanical Breadboard page to our website.…

Crossbeams Video: Piece Boost Tutorial Added (02/24/15)
On February 24, 2015, we added a Piece Boosts video to our website.…

Crossbeams Modeller Editing Video Added (02/24/15)
On February 24, 2015, we added a Crossbeams Modeller Editing video to our website.…

Crossbeams Modeller Introduction Video Added (02/24/15)
On February 24, 2015, we added a Crossbeams Modeller Introduction video to our website.…

Crossbeams Age Recommendation Changed to 10+ (02/20/15)
On February 20, 2015, Crossbeams achieved age 8+ safety compliance in the U.…

Crossbeams Video: 274-piece Dolphin Added (02/13/15)
On February 13, 2015, we added a Playground Equipment Added to Cool Ideas (02/11/15)
On February 11, 2015, we added Playground Equipment to our Cool Ideas page.…

Design Assortments Added (02/09/15)
On February 9, 2015, we added Design Assortments to our assortments page.…

Testimonials Added (02/05/15)
On February 5, 2015, we added a Testimonials page to our website.…

Crossbeams Video: 362-piece Saturn V Added (02/03/15)
On February 3, 2015, we added a 362-piece Saturn V video to our website.…

Road Grader Kits Added (01/31/15)
On January 31, 2015, we added a 249-piece Road Grader and a 988-piece Road Grader to our Construction Designs.…

We Sponsor Mundane Faithfulness (01/30/15)
On January 30, 2015, Seven:Twelve Engineering sponsored Mundane Faithfulness.…

What Can I Make? Added to Website (01/28/15)
On January 28, 2015, we added a What Can I Make?…

Crossbeams Video: 93-piece Dirtbike Added (01/23/15)
On January 23, 2015, we added a 93-piece Dirtbike video to our website.…

Cool Ideas Added (01/10/15)
On January 10, 2015, we added a Cool Ideas page to our website.…

Killer Assortment Added (01/10/15)
On January 10, 2015, we added a 3549-piece Killer Assortment.…

676-Piece, 6-Model, and 9-Model Assortments Added (01/02/15)
On January 2, 2015, we added three more Assortments: the 676-Piece Assortment aimed at more advanced modellers, the 6-Model Assortment which merges the 204-piece and 370-piece assortments, and the 9-Model Assortment which merges the 204-piece, 370-piece, and 676-piece assortments.…

Features Added to Each Design (01/02/15)
The design photos don't always demonstrate the full features of each design.…

Add Inventory to My Inventory Option Added to Website (01/02/15)
After you buy your first Crossbeams kit, subsequent ones can cost much less than advertized by reusing pieces you own.…

Ring Tweezers Added to Accessories (12/29/14)
Some Crossbeams' joint rings can be hard to reach, particularly near stiff or wheel2.…

Techniques Added to Website (12/22/14)
On December 22, 2014, we added a Techniques page to our website to help modellers understand the techniques our designers use to make the most of Crossbeams.…

Seven:Twelve Engineering Introduces Crossbeams (12/05/14)
On December 5, 2014, Seven:Twelve Engineering officially released Crossbeams to customers in the United States via its website: crossbeamstoy.…