Inspired by the "hello" video we want to celebrate 30 years of Lionel Richie music by making a giant sculpture of his head.
Ooh what a feeling!
What an unbelievable response for this crazy project. A huge thanks to all of our backers, bloggers and believers from around the world who in 30 days helped make Lionel's head 30% bigger. Maybe the world isn't quite ready for a 100% Complete Lionel head, Tuskegee is not a big place after all! However this doesn't mean the fun stops, we still want to Make Lionel Bigger and you can follow the project on Facebook.
In the words of Lionel Richie...
Life's too short for small. Let's make Lionel bigger!
Dave, Kill & Lionel's head
What they say
- "The best Kickstarter project of all time" - Cultso
- "Hilarious larger than life tribute" - Cool Hunting
- "One of the funniest things I've seen on Kickstarter" - USA TODAY
Lionel Vinyl Head Explained
There will be a telephone ringing inside the head sculpture. People will be able to walk inside, pick up the phone and hear Lionel Richie's beautiful voice.
Major New Backer Alert!
UNBELIEVABLE! Today we received a pledge of $100 from Lionel Richie! If we reach our goal then Lionel will receive both a small and big version of his head. Only 15 days left to do it!
New Reward Update
Introducing the Lionel Vinyl Face. Back the project for $35 and you will be the proud owner of this limited edition wall art with record sleeve packaging.
What’s the big idea?
After thirty years of solo music we believe Lionel Richie deserves a grand gesture. Inspired by his classic video for “Hello” we’ve created a sculpture from wood entitled the ‘Lionel Vinyl Head’.
Cut by the power of lasers his face can hold an entire 7 inch Lionel record. We want to take this original art piece and make it bigger.
We want to make the Lionel Vinyl Head 10 feet bigger and transform it into a Public Art Installation. The big idea is to have a giant vinyl record spinning while a phone rings in the centre of his head.
One by one, people enter the Lionel experience, pick up the phone and hear the sweet sound of his voice singing... “Helloooo!”
What happens if we make it big?
If we reach our goal we will install the Big Lionel Vinyl Head in Lionel Richie's hometown, Tuskegee Alabama.
We want every person from Tuskegee and beyond to see this big tribute sculpture and be able to publicly enjoy Lionel's awesome musical genius.
What do I get for Making Lionel Bigger?
Besides good karma and instant kudos you will be rewarded with original pieces of art. A personal "Hello" postcard sent from Tuskegee will prove to your friends that you helped Make Lionel Bigger. Your name will be printed on the back with the rest of the backers.
For those that love Lionel that bit more, there is the limited edition Lionel Vinyl Head featuring an original 7 inch Lionel Vinyl Record as his face.
However there is also the unbelievable chance to be one of only five people to have their names permanently engraved on the Big Lionel Vinyl Head. As an added bonus those lucky five will receive the limited edition Lionel Vinyl Head with a Gold record.
How big is the cost?
So to be honest we have never made a giant Lionel Richie head before! However we know people that can help! The price to make it, is as crazy as the idea itself and for good measure the time limit is mad rapid too! To Make Lionel Bigger, we need to raise 30k in 30 days.
Here’s the big breakdown:
· 15k for construction and rewards
· 15k for transportion and installation
If you love the idea as much as we do then let’s make crazy happen. Life’s too short for small. Let’s make Lionel bigger together.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $30,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 28, 2012.
Jun 27, 2012 - Jul 28, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Receive a personal "Hello" Tweet.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Receive a personal "Hello" Postcard in the shape of a record cover sent from Tuskegee, Alabama (Postage Included).Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $35 or more
39 backers Limited (61 of 100 left)
Limited Edition Lionel Vinyl Face with Cherry Oak Veneer finishing (Shipping Included).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
22 backers Limited (28 of 50 left)
Limited Edition Lionel Vinyl Head with Cherry Oak Veneer finishing and an original Lionel 7" Record (Shipping Included).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Your name will be one of just five that is engraved on the Big Lionel Vinyl Head. You will also receive a special edition Lionel Vinyl Head with a Gold Record (Shipping Included).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012