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Iron Legions is a set of collectible toy mechs! Construct the Orthrus & Paladin mechs and lead your forces to victory! Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 17, 2014.

Iron Legions is a set of collectible toy mechs! Construct the Orthrus & Paladin mechs and lead your forces to victory!

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Iron Legions

Iron Legions is a series of highly detailed constructible mech toys. Each mech has its own unique design with a set of weapon attachments and articulated ball joints. Besides constructing each unit on its own, the pieces are interchangeable. You can equip different weapons and addons between units for customization. Construct and conquer!

I have been working on this project for some time in both 3d modeling and using 3d printing to prototype and now it is ready to advance to the next step.

The Mechs

Our first two Iron Legions mechs are the Systems Ordinance League(SOL) Orthrus artillery quadruped and the United Aegis Federation Paladin mech. I designed the factions different with the SOL having more western style mechs while the Aegis have more eastern influenced humanoid mecha designs.

Note: The pictures are rough 3d printed prototypes, the final version will be made with smooth ABS plastic.

3d printed Orthrus Mech no color
3d printed Orthrus Mech no color
Paladin Mech
Paladin Mech
Paladin Backside
Paladin Backside
Orthrus Mech
Orthrus Mech
Orthrus backside
Orthrus backside
Paladin Machinegun Version
Paladin Machinegun Version
Size comparison with a quarter
Size comparison with a quarter


The mechs have interchangeable minor weapons where the Orthrus machine guns and the Paladin railguns on its shield can be swapped. The Orthrus heavy cannons can also be equipped on the Paladin by replacing its wings.

Paladin equipped with Orthrus cannons
Paladin equipped with Orthrus cannons

Get involved with the design!

There are several color options available for the units and I want your input to decide on which color scheme to use for the final design!

Orthrus Color Variants
Orthrus Color Variants
Paladin Color Variants
Paladin Color Variants


Also for the Paladin mech, you will be given the opportunity to decide on the arm design! Do you prefer gatling gun cannons or handgrips for the arms?



Each kit comes with...

  • Mech unit, prepainted and unassembled
  • Assembly instructions & unit lore background


Costs & Production

The factory I am working with has extensive experience in the toy industry for various companies in the past, particularly Bandai Japan, Disney and Time Warner. The toys will be manufactured in ABS injected plastic with steel molds. This will help retain consistency and quality with the various parts. 

To achieve this goal, I am aiming at $47,000. 

Here is the breakdown of the costs involved...

  • Steel Molds: $18,800
  • Manufacturing: $13,200
  • Freight on Board: $3,000
  • Quality Control & Testing: $3,000
  • Harmonized Tariff: $1,200
  • Ocean Freight: $300
  • US Shipping + Specials: $3,500
  • Kickstarter & Amazon Fee: $4,000

Rewards

Stretch Goals

Here are some specials if we hit the following stretch goals!

Goliath Tank Front
Goliath Tank Front
Goliath Tank Back
Goliath Tank Back
Combination with Goliath and Orthrus parts
Combination with Goliath and Orthrus parts
Spectre Underside
Spectre Underside
Spectre Landing Pose
Spectre Landing Pose

Delivery Date

Expected Timeframe 4-5 months (105-127 days)

  • Design Poll (color & Paladin arms): 7-10 days
  • Preproduction (finalizing samples with factories & making the steel molds): 35-25 days
  • Manufacturing: 35-40 days
  • Quality Control: 10 days
  • Transportation Overseas: 25-30 days
  • Unloading & Warehousing: 5 days
  • Shipping to you: 3-7 days

Follow Us!

Check for updates on our Iron Legions facebook page and twitter!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ironlegions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ironlegions

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is factory production delay and shipping delays. Fortunately, the factory we are working with is a veteran in this industry. The shipping delay will only occur if the production is delayed or weather issues (also if you are an international backer, expect shipping to be longer). The company I will be working with on the supply chain has been doing importing for over 25 years.

The other potential risk is safety testing. To ensure this doesn't present a problem I will have toys tested by Intertech even before the mechs cross the ocean.

If any of these problems should occur, I will inform you as soon as possible.

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FAQ

  • There will be a post-Kickstarter campaign survey to determine the colors and design. The second highest voted color scheme for the Orthrus will be the Kickstarter exclusive color scheme.

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  • The mechs in the photos are SLS 3d printed prototypes. The final versions will be smooth in ABS plastic injected in a steel mold.

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  • In order to make a transaction with the factory, you have to be a business, not an individual. This is why the funds will go through Young's Incorporated, which will be the wholesale supply chain conduit with the factory.

    Also, this will help us go through their discounts on the logistics side so we can focus more on using the funds to add value to the toys themselves.

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  • There are three types of joints for Iron Legions. Minor weapon slots, medium joints, and large joints.

    The minor weapon slots are small plugs where you can equip small weapon addons, such as the machine guns on the Orthrus mech and the railguns on the Paladins shield cannon on its left arm. Medium joints are used for ball joints and larger weapon pivots. Finally, the large joints are used for turrets (for the Orthrus and Goliath) and waist pivot for the Paladin unit.

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Rewards

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    Thanks for your support! Receive an Iron Legions desktop wallpaper!

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    About $5 USD

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    Iron Legions desktop wallpaper

    + Achilles Mech 3d STL file for you to print on your own 3d Printer! <April, 2014>

    + Get to playtest our upcoming Iron Legions mobile game when it reaches the Beta stage!

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    2 backers

    All rewards in $5 tier + PDF Concept Art Book: Concept drawings and pictures of the Orthrus & Paladin mechs along with designs of other mechs and concept art of the Iron Legions universe!

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    10 backers

    All rewards in $10 tier + Orthrus Mech!

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    Pledge $30 or more
    About $30 USD

    4 backers

    All rewards in $10 tier + Paladin Mech!

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    11 backers

    All rewards in $10 tier + Paladin & Orthrus mech!

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

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    All rewards in $50 tier + Exclusive Kickstarter Color Scheme Orthrus Mech!

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

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    All rewards in $75 tier + Support Unit 3d File Pack: Get STL files for the Arion and Ares vehicles as well as an armored bunker for you to print on your own 3d printer! + 4 digital painting prints!

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    3 backers

    All rewards in $150 tier + Weapon Pack: 3 different weapon addons in 3d printed smooth white plastic to customize your Orthrus & Paladin mech along with the STL files! + Exclusive Iron Legions mug!

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    0 backers

    All rewards in $250 tier + Armored escort: I will design and print you two exclusive mini support mechs 3d printed in white plastic (1 1/2 inches) along with their STL files. The units will have standardized joints and can interchange pieces with the Paladin and Orthrus mechs!

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    Pledge $800 or more
    About $800 USD

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    All rewards in $500 tier + Custom Unit: I will work with you to design a mech unit (5-6 inches size) and send you a 3d printed version + signed handdrawing of the designed mech.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more
    About $2,000 USD

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    All rewards in $800 tier + Original 3d printed prototype + Get the opportunity to take part and co-design a future Iron Legions mech. You will recieve a 3d print of this unit and credited in the packaging. Limitations do apply such as copyright infringing designs and manufacturing methods.

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Funding period

- (30 days)