The ultimate in custom and unique Brick accessories! Fully realized Pig and Cow characters to add life to your greatest MOCs!
I am SOOO happy to welcome you to the PIgs vs Cows project!
This year's theme for BrickCon 2013 - the greatest LEGO fan event in the world - is going to be Pigs vs. Cows!
Visit BrickCon here: http://brickcon.org/ to find out more about this fantastic Convention.
Wild, crazy, wacky and fun what could make it an even better theme?
How about professionally crafted, and beautifully produced custom Pig and Cow character heads for your Miniature Figures? That's what I have created for you!
ADD ON MENU IS HERE!
See FAQ below for details on how to add these items to your pledge!
EVERY theme will be Cow-ified and Swinerized this year!
Oh yes............... details are coming for this little fellow below.
Pigs in SPACE, Ham Solo and Lando Cowrissian, Battle Pigs and Battle Cows, Sir Swinington and Lord Udders the possibilities are endless and I can't wait to see what you clever LEGO fans can come up with!
To make this all happen, a large number of concept art drawings were created to imagine the designs from. Although a number of great concepts were explored, the best balance of scale, moldabiltiy and character had to be addressed and optimized.
Once the design choices were made, professional digital models were commissioned to bring the Pigs and Cows to life. Long story short, they turned out FANTASTIC!
ABOVE you see the finished digital models used for 'growing' the prototype heads via 3D printer technology.
The base set of Pigs vs Cows heads includes (8) pieces.
(2) Pig Heads basic - (1) Standard (1) Helmet Scale
(2) Pig Battle heads - (1) Standard (1) Helmet Scale
(2) Cow Heads basic - (1) Standard (1) Helmet Scale
(2) Cow Battle heads - (1) Standard (1) Helmet Scale
(1) CAT WARRIOR!
(1) ZOMBIE PIG!
(1) ZOMBIE COW!
(1) Random Head! ( a extra random Cow or Pig head )
(1) ANOTHER Random Head ( Xtra random Cow or Pig head )
(1) EVEN Another Random Head! ( for a total of THREE per set )
AND - Each pledge gets a special Pigs vs Cows AND A V&A Steamworks STUDS collectable trading card!
Any stretch goals achieved will add to this base set of heads.
Sets will be injection molded in one of THREE basic colors. Flesh, Brown and (probably) Light Grey. For each set pledged you can choose a color. Since the heads are run in complete batches, all the colors in a given run will be the same - Hence, no mixing and matching of color choices. Although if you have pledged for multiple sets, you may choose a particular color for each set/group pledged for.
Some ADD ON items , such as additional Cat Warriors or Zombies, are available in either color ( Brown or Grey ) and you will be able to choose whichever color you prefer.
CAN I CHOOSE SPECIFIC HEADS?
Sets all come with the same heads ( in the same color ) , BUT the ADD ON heads are yours to add as you please, in whatever color they are offered, and as many as you like!
WILL THE HEADS INCLUDE PRINTED DETAILS?
To keep down costs and encourage customization, no plans are presently being made for printing on the heads
WHY ARE THE HEADS COMING IN TWO DIFFERENT SCALES?
I have found that the Standard heads are perfect for some applications while the 'Helmet' scale heads are better for others. Rather than restrict your choices, you get two different scales to work with. The variations look great next to one another and , MOST IMPORTANTLY, one of them fits in a space helmet!
WHAT DO THESE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE COW-SPOT BRICKARMS CRATE LOOK LIKE?
They are BEAUTIFUL! - Only available to supporters of the Pigs vs Cows Kickstarter campaign!
NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED!
For each $1,000 we reach beyond $13,500 I will include a free random head PER SET! Just my way to say 'thanks' and SURPRISE!
NOTE : Due to shipping weight issues - I will be capping off the BONUS Free heads at (3) per set! DARN YOU POSTMAN!
ZOMBIES ARE NOW UNLOCKED!
I am truly looking forward to bringing all of these very limited and amazing characters to life for you!
Thanks for your support!
PIGS vs. COWS!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The greatest risk is that we don't get the heads produced in time for proliferation at BrickCon in Seattle this year.
The injection molding vendor I am using has done a number of Kickstarter based projects in the past, and has proven to be reliable and realistic in their manufacturing expectations. We will fall well within the needed date to get Pigs and Cows in everyone's hands!
The last challenge will be to get all of the digital artwork completed in a timely fashion. We already have the archetype pigs and cows completed, so it will be any stretch goal items that would need to get fast-tracked to make everything happen on time.
A base set is composed of (4) Cow heads and (4) Pig heads. Any unlocked stretch goals or 'GIVE MY CREATURE LIFE' bonuses will be added to the composition of a set.
The one exception is PIG ONLY or COW ONLY rewards. These sets will not include any of the standard base characters except for the particular animal in the pledge. Although they will include any BONUS or stretch characters that are unlocked. For instance, a COW ARMY has (10) full sets of cows , so it would also include (10) of any unlocked characters PLUS (10) of any 'GIVE MY CREATURE LIFE ' characters.
Big toy companies run their parts in the many, many of 1,000's of parts. This allows them to have all kinds of color variety and choices because the costs of all of these color variants can be amortized ( i.e. 'sucked up' ) in the expenses of a tremendous number of parts. We, on the other hand, are producing an EXTREMELY small batch of parts in the same molds designed to run 100's of 1000's of parts. As such, the heads for each 'set' are all run at the same time, in the same color. This means that you can choose a color for each 'set' you pledge for. You pledge for TWO sets, you can choose TWO colors to run each set in. You pledge for TEN sets, you can choose what available colors to run each of your sets in.
CURRENTLY, the colors we will be working with are going to be FLESHY, BROWN, and LIGHT GREY. If the campaign really blows the doors off itself, I may be able to offer additional color choices.
If the campaign gets in the 50K or 60K region, I might be able to offer this significant upgrade to the heads. Again, big toy companies can amortize this EXTREMELY expensive cost across 100's of 1,000s of parts, our current volume can't support this premium cost at present.
SO GET ALL YOUR FRIENDS to PLEDGE and maybe we can explore this!
The ADD ON menu is here!
Sorry for the wait, but I had to confirm some costs and see how things would impact our shipping overhead.
OK, let's get to business. How does this work? How can I get (20) Gingerbread Men and (100) Cat Warriors? Share!
OK, just a few rules first:
1. The $3 pledge level does NOT qualify your for any ADD ON options.
2. Gingerbread Men are limited to ONE (1) per pledge. Because of the limited nature of this special custom figure pack I have to limit you to one. At the end of the campaign, I will let you know if any are left over, and how much they will be. The G-Man is a special opportunity for PvC pledges first and foremost. He is full of custom guns , parts and puff printing and a unique character to add to your collection. Only about 250 of this special edition will be made.
3. Spamutron Rifles are limited to TWO (2) per pledge. These represent an awesome Hybrid of three different BrickArms weapons in the Hard to Find Brass color, and as such they are a very limited supply.
4. Cat Warriors? Order as many as you want! Get 1, get 20, get 100, go for it!
5. Add Ons include free shipping.
OK, how do I do this 'ADD ON' thing?
Step #1 - figure out what you would like to add and come up with the total. For instance, if I want to get a G-Man and a Spamutron rifle I would add $28 and $3 to my pledge. If I pledged at the $20 level, my new total would be $51 ( my pledge of $20 plus $28 for the G-Man and $3 for the rifle ).
Step #2 - Go to the MAIN Pigs vs Cows page and look for a BLUE BUTTON that says "Manage My Pledge".
Step #3- Under pledge amount you will see a number that reflects your current pledge level choice. Change your pledge amount to reflect your new total dollar amount ( you don't need to change your pledge level! ). This new total would be the amount of your original pledge plus the cost of any ADD ONs you desire.
Step #4 When the survey comes out after the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, we'll get you all sorted out, make sure the numbers match, get your set colors picked and your address confirmed.
Step #5 - Wait by the mailbox for 'goodies' to arrive in a few months! Friends and fans, I can't wait for our new animal ( and bready ) friends to show up at your homes.
Again, many thanks for your support!
ZOMBIE COWS and ZOMBIE PIGS!!!