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By Nicholas Maze
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The earth has warped and the robots have taken over! After complete domination on earth, the end result is an all-out battle that will be theatrically filmed in HD. Created by Markus Geiger, this incredible platform and extraterrestrial bots provide a view of what is to come in the near future. Instead of waiting for the Epic Battle to arrive, you can have it now!

THE LONGER, INFORMATIVE TRAILER (HD)

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Our goal for this amazing theatrical event is a minimum of $20,000, which will produce a full-length movie in HD. Once the movie is complete, it will be available on DVD, BLU-RAY, and on-line. Anything that is raised above the minimum goal will be used to make the movie even stronger (more destruction, more robots, professional commentary, etc.).

Here are our plans for the funds that we raise:

• Build one-of-a-kind robots, using LEGO Technic and R/C Components

• Adding more cameras, light and effects to our already exsisting set. 

• Buy more LEGOs to build an end time city as the battleground. 

• Provide great music developed exclusively for the Epic Robot Battle

• Development costs for backers’ rewards

• Add professional commentary throughout the battle in English and German.

• Produce exclusive memorabilia for this special event

Have you ever questioned what if robots had an all-out war? What was once considered a great addition to the human race, ended up backfiring and having total domination on earth as we know it. People have accepted that they have to take action. Now, they are partnering with other robots to destroy those that have bad intentions.

On this land of vacant buildings, vehicles, and homes, the robots have learned how to re-produce themselves. This means that robot population is only getting larger. At the same time, there is conflict amongst the community of robots. In an attempt to have authority over the entire world, an all-out battle has assumed. Now, it boils down to who will survive. The robots are no longer mere robots with human functionality. They are creating “the next generation” of robots with a mind of war and weapons of mass destruction. This final war will change the world forever ....

We will use LEGO Technic based robots with tuned engines and extended RC electric components. There are also rubber bands and strings used for weapons. Some other modified parts are special turn tables, which are not available at LEGO and are used for heavy purposes.

The robots are constructed by our inventor, Markus and his assistants. It's not required, but supporters and independent robot creators can join a open contest at our event. The first book of rules with building specifics is already written.

  • 50,000 dollars: We can afford more high-end video cameras and equipment, special lights and effects, and employing an extra cameraman. We will increase the size of the battleground, the number of tanks and robots in battle, and we will create giant bosses at the end.
  • 100,000 dollars: We will recruit anime-style dressed pilot actors, with professional voice-overs. We will use pilot seats, with a driver-view screen and robot controls embedded.
  • 200,000 dollars or higher: We are going to show at least one live event in the USA. With more titans, a huge battleground, more merchandise and extra video feeds.

Markus Geiger - Inventor, Engineer, and Video Creator

Nicholas Maze - Marketing and Kickstarter Advisor

Bernhard Kleber - LEGO Builder and Video Assistant

NCH Productions - Animated Artwork

Ayan Nag - Artist

Risks and challenges

Can we make a robot battle movie for just $20K?

Yes, for sure we can. We have tested the required technology that we need, like the ability to create a re-loadable weapon system that is strong enough to destroy LEGO robots. A great model is the first robot itself. The ability to record and edit a video, which we have displayed with the trailers. We have a running prototype, a lot of LEGOs, a high-end PC for video editing, and a DSLR camera for full HD video recording (including a lot of high-end lenses, like the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and a brand new GoPro). Majority of the budget will be used for LEGOs, RC components, lights, and camera equipment. Production prices will not be a major issue, because we can deliver majority of the lower rewards as downloads.

Our greatest challenge is producing a movie of this length. But, we will plan it carefully and produce it in steps. We can adapt our effects and details to a value which allows us to stay exact in planning and producing the size and quality that utilizes the maximum budget gained.

We will keep our backers updated, from beginning to end with regular updates, behind the scenes video, and photo feeds. And, we will listen to the wishes and feedback of our backers.

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    DOWNLOAD EDITION: Download the robot battle as an HD MOVIE in English and German language. Playtime is approx. 2 hours, including exclusive material that will not be available after the project pledging time is over.

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    DESIGN EDITION: Send photos of your own LEGO creation and we will show it on our fan work gallery. A collection of the best videos will be entered in our video contest! This will include a direct download link to our artwork and you will have access to rate all the tanks and robots for the production. Plus, all previous rewards!

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    SHOW YOUR CREATION EDITION: We will show a photo or video of your LEGO creation on our MOVIE. You can also send over your creation to be in our movie production. We will show or use it in the MOVIE, but we cannot guarantee it will not be damaged. Or, we may not be able to repair it exactly the way it was built, after it's damaged. We can only return your creation, after production is complete in 2015 and you add postal payment for shipping back. Limited to one hundred backers! Plus BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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    EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION: Get an autographed box, which includes the Blu-Ray MOVIE. Plus, a folded poster and printed artwork. Plus, SUPPORTER EDITION reward!

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    XMAS 2014 EDITION: You get a "We are the backup" mecha designed T-Shirt shipped for this XMAS 2014! We will never sell this T-Shirt again, after our Kickstarter project is finished! (Only available in USA, UK, GERMANY, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and FRANCE). Plus, EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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    CHAT PACK EDITION: Influence the contest by video chatting with the inventor, Markus Geiger via Skype. Tell us about your wishes and ideas within a time window of 30 minutes. We will start chatting soon after the project goal is reached, so be prepared! Plus, receive an EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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    NAME IT EDITION: You choose the name of a team, the city, or planet, where we will place the battle contest. If it is rejected, you can suggest another name without further costs. The first ones pledging this bid can first choose what name they want to define. Plus, receive an EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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    AD SPONSOR VIDEO EDITION: All sponsor video clips will be shown on our movie. You can submit a video or image (no illegal content allowed, such as cigarette or alcohol advertisement, etc.). Full HD resolution required and we have to approve it. If it is rejected, you can submit another video/image without additional costs. Plus, EXTENDED BLU RAY EDITION reward!

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    REAL SIZE PILOT EDITION: Get a rare, limited alu dibond picture in its original full size, showing one of our anime style female pilots. It's based on a colored drafting. If the stretch goal for real pilot actresses is reached, it will be a photo of the cutest pilot in real life. There's only 20 pieces! Plus, EXTENDED BLU RAY EDITION reward!

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    MEET AND GREET EDITION: You get invited to a meet and greet weekend (Saturday-Sunday) with the the inventor, Markus Geiger in Germany. This includes test driving our creations. Your accommodations are taking care of. You just have to come to Munich. Plus, receive EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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    SHOCK TANK EDITION: We will send you one full functional RC shock tank that we used for the movie production. Batteries and remote control included! Plus, receive EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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    PROTOTYPE EDITION: Get the original first robot on tank base as shown in the introduction video, after it gets modified and used for our battle contest production. Including remote control and batteries. Plus, receive EXTENDED BLU-RAY EDITION reward!

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