Thank you for being a part of and supporting the VAULTMAZE project since our announcement earlier this year. We wanted to provide you an update on the VAULTMAZE sets and future plans. We are fully committed to completing the set for all our subscribers who have signed up for our payment plans.
Over the course of the months, we've learned a lot from the journey and are working hard to complete it in the new year. Following insightful comments, as well as the efforts of everyone and their feedback, the rings are now in a working state, allowing us to continue moving forwards with the project. It has taken longer than expected to get the first designs right, and the volume and timing of rings doubled, making the timeline longer.
The 12 holes per ring required greater accuracy, which was done to improve the assembly, previously the prototype maze used grub screws instead, which made alignment more challenging. We've learned from the replacement rings for pack 1 and are now working with two UK testers to make sure the rings function as intended. They previously provided us feedback and will help us in fully testing the mazes before delivering the packs.
We are now announcing that we will be extending the project into the spring. Series 1 is deemed to be a pilot, and as such we're now going to reduce it to 75 sets, leaving just 16 sets extra under this programme. This will be for ENHANCED only, as seen on our website now. Which now offers two options: you can pay in one amount or spread the cost over six months; we will prioritise our early bird customers and everyone who has paid in full.
The new timeline, which we will be aiming for starting in January 2024, for the next 16 sets, this includes the timeline for our early bird customers:
When we send out the Goliath to people who have solved the puzzle, we will be looking at doing a second release in the future with the knowledge we've gained from the early bird programme. Due to the size and complexity of the puzzle, this will be based on the demand and feedback the puzzle receives. With key procedures in place, we can assure that every pack will be created and delivered to our customers to complete their 19 mazes.
We want to make sure that the future rings are accurate and of the highest quality, even though designing and manufacturing the current rings has taken some time. This has been our main goal, and we'll keep working to push it forward and make it a fulfilling project to be a part of. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on the statues of the next packs, with a focus on packs two and three. We greatly appreciate you supporting us, and we hope to fulfil and deliver to you as soon as possible over the course of next year.