Nüdel

1 Nüdel Pod + 1 Hammock Pack (VIP)

$599.00 AUD
Tax included.

1 Nüdel Pod + 1 Hammock Pack Included.

This is our most popular item by far. The Pod+hammock offers your child all of the options we have available allowing you and your child to spread their wings and be creative all day without the clutter of needing hundreds of single use toys. This is smart choice. 


  • For Children 1 Year And Up
  • Ships Worldwide starting June 2024
  • Designed in Australia

PRODUCT DETAILS

Estimated delivery June 2024

Product Specs

Dimensions: 
Centimetres: 63.2cm Length x 40cm Width x 18.5cm Height 
Inches: 24.8in Length x 15.8in Width x 7.3in Height

Weight: Fully packed up the Nüdel Pod weighs 9kg approx.

Load Rating: Each configuration is individually rated to 50kg

Materials: E0 100% Birch Plywood and is child safe and independently tested for formaldehyde and any other nasties, ​non-toxic, mostly biodegradable and recyclable,  Silicone play rings and tubes are made from food-grade silicone.

List of Included Items

For 1 Nüdel Pod:

  • 1 Big Box
  • 1 Removable Lid
  • 2 Curved Arms
  • 4 Wood Wheels
  • 2 L Connectors
  • 4 Wood Dowel Small
  • 6 Wood Dowel Medium
  • 6 Wood Dowel Large
  • 4 Swivel Wheels
  • 1 Wood Ball
  • 1 Felt Ball
  • 6 Key Pegs
  • 6 T Pegs
  • 1 Jumping Character
  • 1 Horse Character
  • 1 Standing Character
  • 1 Cross Character
  • 1 Star Character
  • 1 Fish Character
  • 2 Pine Trees
  • 10 Hashtags
  • 3 Cogs
  • 6 Straps
  • 1 Netting Material
  • 22 Silicone Play Rings
  • 2 Connector Tubes
  • 2 Play Tubes
  • 1 Pack of 50 Inspiration Card Designs

For 1 Hammock Pack:

  • 1 Hammock Piece
  • 2 Curved Arms
Assembly

The Nüdel Pod comes assembled, except for the two top handles. We have not assembled the handles because it significantly decreases the size of the box for shipping which saves our customers money. The good news is that the handles simply slide in place only one way, the holes are pre-drilled and require only four screws in total. Assembly of the two handles takes about two minutes (and you never have to do it again). The Nüdel Pod comes with the four screws and a small screwdriver so it easily goes together.

Important Information & Warranty

Warning: This product can cause injury if not used safely. Supervise children at all times.

Nüdel Pod has been designed for children aged 1+. Children under the age of 12 months should not be permitted to engage in play with the Nüdel Pod.

  • Take into consideration the maximum number of users (2).
  • Take into consideration the maximum weight restrictions (50kg unless marked).
  • The Nüdel Pod is designed to be used indoors or outdoors in dry conditions.
  • Use on a flat ground, clear of obstructions.
  • Always supervise children and assess risk (www.nudelkart.com/nk-risk-benefit-assessment for more information on Risk Benefit Assessment and access to our template.)
  • Wipe the Nüdel Pod clean after use.
  • Active use of the Nüdel Pod must always be supported by the presence of an adult.
  • Serious injury may result as a consequence of not following this information.
  • It is recommended to use carpet for protecting both the climbing arch and the floor from scratches and marks.

The Nüdel Pod requires active supervision and risk assessment. The Nüdel Pod can be configured in millions of different ways and so might present different risks and hazards to different ages of children, with varying levels of competency and development. 

Damaged parts must be discarded, repaired or replaced before reuse. Failure to properly inspect and repair may result in serious injury.

You can also restock with Nüdel Pod spare parts at www.nudelpod.com

Your Nüdel Pod is made from natural timber and not designed to be used in wet, excessively humid or moist conditions and should not be left outside overnight.

Regularly inspect all parts for signs of visible damage or wear and tear that indicates a broken or weakened part. Damaged parts must be removed from a child's reach, discarded, repaired or replaced.

Take care when using Nüdel Pod with other equipment or with objects other than those supplied – assessment of additional risk is essential. Go to the website at www.nudelkart.com/nk-risk-benefit-assessment.

User Guide - Playground Ideas One (1) Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

1. Manufacturer’s warranty details
We warrant our products against defects in materials and workmanship when used normally in accordance with our Terms of Use for a period of one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase by the end-user purchaser (Warranty Period). Our Terms of Use can be found on our website here: https://www.nudelkart.com/terms-of-use.html.

If during the Warranty Period you submit a claim to us in accordance with this warranty, we will:

  • repair or replace the part using new or previously used parts that are equivalent to new in performance and reliability;
  • replace the product with the same model formed from new and/or previously used parts that are equivalent to new in performance and reliability, or
  • exchange the product for a refund of your purchase price.

Before receiving a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this warranty, we may require that you provide proof of purchase details and respond to questions designed to assist with diagnosing potential issues.

The product will need to be returned to us at the customers expense.

This is offered in addition to the statutory guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.

2. What this means for you: Our products …

2.1. … are designed to be long-lasting
Our products are designed for active use in many settings, including both indoors and outdoors. Our products are made from durable materials and are designed to be long-lasting, even with heavy use. They are primarily made from AAA grade plywood, food grade silicon and other durable materials.

Please refer to our Terms of Use and manuals for more information on our expectations concerning the use, supervision, construction and pack-up of the product. These manuals contain important information to ensure product longevity.

As noted above, our warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. This does not include damage caused by:

  • operating the product outside the Terms of Use, including by accident, abuse, misuse or other external cause; or
  • normal wear and tear due to the normal aging of the product (for example, cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, scuffing, dents or chips).

2.2. … are intended to be maintained
Everything in our product is easily maintainable. Our product is like a car. With regular maintenance it will give you faithful service day after day.
Our products are not designed to be used in wet conditions. If the Pod experiences long periods of sunlight, moisture or humidity it may need the edges to be sanded to maintain its longevity. If you experience this or any other damage that cannot be repaired, please get in contact with us and we will advise you of possible maintenance solutions. This condition is designed to increase the pods life and listen it’s impact on the environment and the waste stream

2.3. … come with many individual parts
As our product is made up of separate and individual pieces, and includes multiple additional spare critical parts required for Pod pack up and loose parts play, it is not rendered unusable if a single part becomes damaged or lost. It is likely that a repair or replacement of a single piece will fix the problem and use is more appropriate in most circumstances.

If you experience a broken piece, please get in contact with us. We will ask you to either: send back the broken piece and we will assess the piece for a repair or replacement, or just send us a photo. In the meantime, the remaining pieces are still fully usable as intended.

3. Our promise to you
We want our customers to have the best possible experience with our products. We are here to help you through any questions or queries you may have, including by organising repairs, replacements or further training on how best to use our products.

If you have any concerns regarding our products, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at nudel@playgroundideas.org or https://www.nudelkart.com/contact-nudel-kart.html

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

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Kickstarter Success

$309,513 Pledged

Our goal was to raise $50,000AUD which we did in under 90 minutes on launch day, 27th February, 2024. The total pledged was $309,513AUD and the project was 619% Funded with 806 Backers.

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A Game-Changer

The Nüdel Pod turns your child from the toy user to the toy maker. Creating a rich environment full of possibility to express their unique, quirky selves.

Designed In Australia

Designed by Marcus Veerman, Founder and CEO of Nüdel in collaboration with one of the best children’s product designers Emma Ribbens.

For Children 1 Year +

A tool for childhood that does what toys were always meant to do. To help a child to understand how the world works and where they fit in it. And they love it.

The Nüdel Family

Proven Track Record

We took our award-winning Nüdel Kart trusted by hundreds of schools around the world, and created a smaller, compact version the size of a couple of shoeboxes for any residential household to own.

Nüdel Family Or Products

The Nüdel Kart

For up to 30 children

The Nüdel Rover

For 8-10 children

The Nüdel Pod

Our first tool for the home

FOR CHILDREN 1 YEAR +
DESIGNED IN AUSTRALIA
PERFECT FOR THE HOME
FOR CHILDREN 1 YEAR +
DESIGNED IN AUSTRALIA
PERFECT FOR THE HOME
FOR CHILDREN 1 YEAR +
DESIGNED IN AUSTRALIA
PERFECT FOR THE HOME
Imagine

Is clutter your kryptonite?

The Nüdel Pod is here to help so you don't drown in clutter.

Without Pod
With Pod

Replaces Almost All Your Children’s Toys

Quickly re-create thousands of the toys that clog up your space. Then enjoy as your child (and you) create millions more of your own creations.

Nüdel Pod Replace Childs Toys

Turn Your Child From A Toy User Into The Toy Maker

The Nüdel Pods' open-ended design engages children and parents in a pure play experience, driving creativity and facilitating deep, flow-state engagement.

Nüdel Pod From Toy User To Toy Maker

Enjoyable For Parents Too

Parents continually tell us how enjoyable their time is with their children when using the Nüdel Pod each day, the experiences are fresh and new instead of the mind numbing repetition often experienced when playing with their children using traditional toys.

Inspirational Community

The Nüdel Pod includes a full pack of inspirational cards (approx. 56) and links to a website library, which will be constantly growing as Nüdel Pod owners find more configurations. Members can even submit their own ideas and learn from others. We can’t wait to see what the Pod Squad Community dreams up!

Customer Reviews

What parents (and kids) are saying...

Meet The Creator

The Mind Behind Nüdel Pod

The Nüdel Pod represents a 15-year journey in maximising the opportunity for children to learn the foundational skills to thrive. Our creator is Marcus Veerman, the Founder and CEO of Playground Ideas and Nüdel.

Facebook Group

Nüdel Pod Squad

The Pod Squad is a community for sharing everything Nüdel Pod, share your thoughts and creations to inspire and be inspired.

Join The Group

FAQs

All your Nüdel Pod questions answered here.

Where do you ship to?

Add this time, the following countries have enough customers where we can ship in bulk to them:

USA, Australia, Canada, UK and New Zealand.

All other countries will be shipped directly to the individual by express which will increase the cost somewhat, but they will arrive faster.

What age range is it suitable for?

The Nüdel Pod has been independently safety tested for ages 12 months plus to Global Toy Standards.

What is the expected load limit?

All configurations have been tested up to 50kg. If you happen to have a particularly large child, there are lots of ways that you can reconfigure elements to make them even stronger by adding additional arms or pieces.

What is the finish on the product?

The Nüdel Pod comes with a beautiful sanded timber finish. No nasties, as we know how much children like to put things in their mouths even if they’re not newborns.

Can I buy spare parts?

Kids inevitably lose or break things so there are lots of spares in the kit with the assumption that the occasional piece will be temporarily missed placed under the couch, but yes, spare parts will be available in the future.

Is there an instruction booklet?

Yes, the Nüdel Pod comes with an instruction manual. Along with this will be a cute 'deck of cards' where each card has a different configurations with instructions about how to safely build your own constructions. It will also come with some extra blank cards that can be used as part of the play. Children can write down their own list of ideas, but these cards can also be used to jam between the parts to create a really tight fit if that’s what the children want. In addition, you don’t really need to have instructions because your child and yourself will create so many of their own unique configurations.

How many children can play with it?

It depends on how big or small the configurations they are building. The Nüdel Pod has enough parts to simultaneously build big and small designs at the same time.

How long will it last?

The Nüdel Pod will last many generations. I guess it all depends on how rambunctious your kids are but we hope...many many years!

It's not very colourful, why?

This is actually very deliberate. We have had thousands of children using our existing products the Nüdel Kart and Nüdel Rover which also have a very spare colour palette, and attraction without colour has never been issue. Yes, competing with casino like screens, flashing, noisy toys is not easy in the short-term but these toys usually only have one single use which becomes extremely boring very quickly. After this time, things like the Nüdel Pod will be where children return to because they offer deep flow state stimulation for their brain where they can create and re-create new and exciting play narratives every day. The special sauce is the open-ended endlessly connectable design using so many different sensory materials. not the colour.

It looks like lot of work?

The Nüdel Pod can be taken apart to use within seconds, and to assemble only takes a minute with all loose parts being placed into the main box and you don't need to pack it up the same way we show - you can find your own way that suits you. Children love assembling the pieces on their own as there are billions of simple configurations. Posting pieces into the box, rolling the ball around the grooves in the box base, putting pieces in the puzzle, stacking pieces on a stick and so on. A child will do this work on their own. Next, the configurations are made from large pieces and are quick to make but lastly, yes, the Nüdel Pod is a connection tool and when children are young they seek constant connection with us. The good news is that the Nüdel Pod makes this connection process creative and enjoyable instead of repetitive and monotonous.

How strong is this product?

The Nüdel Pod is made from extremely robust materials like food grade silicon which is very similar to the material that a children’s dummy is made from and children love to chew on these endlessly. In all ways, we have tried to create every part in a way that will stand up to all of the usual rigours of very energetic playing. Not only that, but the entire product is natural and non-toxic, and so your children will not be mouthing plastics and other things that you don’t want in their mouths.

What is a single use toy?

Most toys have a single use. They are designed to do one thing-for example, roll a car down a track. Some children will spend lots of time doing this as an entertaining task and that’s fine but it’s not great development. Children’s brains are neophilic. In simple terms, this just means their brains, love, new experiences, and for good reason, new experiences create new and different connections in the brain. The Nüdel Pod has the ability to make billions of connections in real life, which helps to make those billions of connections in the brain. Most toys simply are not designed to make these connections and that’s why they become boring very quickly because the child seeks new experiences to develop more.