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Free Tips and Tricks Videos

When you buy a Mystery Build Kit you get access to exclusive Tips and Tricks videos to help you get the most out of your materials.
You'll unlock the hidden how-to videos using the password that comes inside of your kit.



Kits are normally shipped within 24 hours. Delivery can take between 2 and 8 days depending on your location. We ship by USPS Priority and UPS Ground. We can ship anywhere in the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii, APO, etc. We also ship to Canada by USPS, additional delivery charges apply.
Please contact us if you have special delivery needs.

Look Inside Our Past Kits!

We can't show you what's in the 2014 kit, but you can look at the materials from 2011, 2012, and 2013!

Click here to take a peek!

Great for Classes and Groups

Mystery Build is a perfect activity for your class, group, team, family reunion, and more. Participants can work on kits individually or in teams and will benefit from:

• Development of creative problem-solving skills.
• Experience in working with a variety of materials in imaginative ways.
• Practicing conceptual thinking and planning.
• Developing resourceful and inventive ideas.
• Self-expression and communication.
• The opportunity to win cash prizes and share their talents with the world!


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Mystery Build
3101 Stony Brook Dr
Ste 124
Raleigh, NC 27604

Return Policy

Mystery Build is about being resourceful and inventive, and working with what you've got. There is a variety of materials in the kits, and you are likely to find some materials that you may not be used to, or have ever considered as a material for making art. All kits contain the same materials, so each participant faces the same challenges. We encourage you to experiment, the purpose of this project is to push you out of your comfort zone and familiar ways of working. If you are unhappy with the kit after you receive it, or were expecting something vastly different, you may return it to us for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. To be eligible for a refund all materials in the kit must be 100% unused and in the same condition they were in when you received them. We will pay the return shipping charges. Refunds on 2014...


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Art Project Materials Kit 2014

An Art Project with $21,000 in Cash Prizes!

Create a work of art using ONLY the materials in a Mystery Build Kit.
Mystery Build is offering $21,000 in cash awards to participants who can create something amazing using only the materials provided in the 2014 materials kit, without knowing what they will have to work with. Entries are due on or before Oct. 20th, 2014.
It's somewhere between an art project, a puzzle, and a game. You'll showcase your talents and skills, while stretching your creative muscles. You'll think and work in entirely unexpected ways! Mystery Build is about being resourceful and inventive. You'll be amazed what you can do with limited resources and lots of imagination.
Create your project individually or as a team, and create as many projects as you want, using multiple kits.

Take advantage of this absurd sale price before we come to our senses!

2014 Art Contest Materials Kit

What's inside the kit?

We can't tell you! You can expect to find some common sculpting materials like clay, wood, metal, fiber, and plenty of surprises. The 2014 kits are 12" x 9" x 3.5" and contain about 5 lbs. of materials. In addition to what's in the kit, you can also use the cardboard box as a material, and you may add liquids including paint and liquid adhesives. All 2014 Mystery Build Kits contain the same materials.

Your purchase includes your project materials, contest entry fee, and access to 30 minutes of fast-paced Tips and Tricks videos.

How to participate?

Order your Mystery Build Kit and we'll ship it to your door. When you receive your kit you'll find a username and password which you'll use to enter the competition. After your project is complete, you'll upload photos and/or video of your creation using our online submission form. Be sure to document your creative process with photos and/or video as well.
We ship from Raleigh North Carolina by USPS or UPS depending on the quantity ordered and location. Your kit will normally arrive in 4-8 days, if not sooner. Kits shipped out of the U.S. will carry extra shipping charges.


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