Next episode debuts Saturday!
After months of work, the fifth of seven installments in "Robots!" is complete! It will go live on the Nightly News at Nine YouTube channel this Saturday at 9 AM Central time (click here to see that time in differnet time zones). I'll be having a small contest right when it goes live so tune in for the chance to win a(nother) pinchbot. See the video below for more details.
6 of the $100 backers have their minifig cameos in this episode:
- Nick Johnson
- Luke (friend of Nick)
- Anthony Robeson
- Will Stroh
- Michael Maksoudian
- Harold Taylor
I had a lot of fun making their minifig likenesses and figuring out how to incorporate them into the animation in a way that reflected the individual's wishes and my storylines. The additional constraints forced me to be even more creative and resulted in some fantastic scenes.
I'd also like to take a moment to let you all know about another Kickstarter project you might be interested in. David Pagano is one of the best LEGO animators out there and he is making a sequel to his best known film. He's got some amazing rewards (like having a brick-built version of your head in his movie), so I urge you to check it out and support him. He's only got a week left to raise the last 33% of his goal.
Now that this episode is finished, it's time to start work on the next one. My new estimate is that "Robots!" will be complete by September. I will be moving then, so that deadline will help put a fire under me to complete it.
Thanks again for your support!
David M Pickett
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Feb 11, 2011 - Apr 11, 2011
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11 backers Limited (89 of 100 left)
A small Pinchbot like the ones seen in "Robots!" - Consists of 11 LEGO pieces
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A copy of the DVD of "Robots!" when it is completed this summer. You will also receive a Pinchbot.
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A DVD copy of NNN Chapter 1: New Beginnings, a DVD copy of Chapter 2: Robots!, and a Pinchbot.
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7 backers Limited (43 of 50 left)
An exclusive broadsheet poster for "Robots!" printed by Silver Bullet Press using LEGO pieces. You will also get a Pinchbot and a copy of the "Robots!" and "New Beginnings" DVDs.
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You send me a picture of yourself. I make a LEGO minifig that looks like you. Your minifig gets a cameo in "Robots!" and once I'm done you get to keep the minifig. You will also receive all the lower amount rewards.
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You can come spend an afternoon in my animation studio in Chicago Illinois and we'll make an animation together. (Travel costs not included) I'll even bake you cookies. You will also receive all the lower amount rewards.