We are creating an epic historic project to commemorate the world's love for boba tea and everything about it!
From the team that brought you America's largest Asian Night Market:
If you love Asian foods, boba drinks, and hanging out at tea houses with friends, this is your opportunity to get involved in something BIGGER.
Be Part of Making THE WORLD'S LARGEST CUP OF BOBA TEA!!
This record-breaking cup of boba tea will be a representation of everything boba and the rich and diverse community around it. It means so many different things to different people, we would like to capture and commemorate it on our boba cup.
That's why we want you involved. We want you as an integral part of this project. To lend your voice or image to create richness to the cup. Reach out. We are putting our talented team on this project and we're missing only this one last piece. Let's make it happen! It's time to think big or #DRINKBIG.
Who We Are & Why Are We Doing This
Some people know us as the organizers of the 626 Night Market in the Los Angeles area, the largest Asian night market in the U.S. with 160+ vendors, 40,000+ people, and $1MM+ transactions generated for local economies per event. But deep down, we are just communal ravenous foodies. We love food. We also love big ideas. We especially love seeing a community come together for a common cause. In making this cup, it is all three combined (and more!)
If this cup is funded, we're talking about propelling our boba-loving community onto the world foodie stage! Think Big. Our 626 Night Market has already made global headlines in the U.S., Asia, Europe, the Blogosphere, and gone viral on social media. You know we have the 'nads to achieve it. Come on aboard!
WHERE YOU COME IN
You'll have the opportunity right now to put your stamp, your individuality, on this cup. A piece of history. We want YOU to be PERSONALLY part of a world record. You can choose to stamp your name, an expressive picture, your family, your beloved pet, even your company's logo on this cup forever (make your boss happy). Now, think about seeing this GIANT cup of boba tea on the news everywhere and talked about by people, knowing that you are part of its success and you've contributed your unique mark on it. This moment will only happen once in your lifetime. How many times do you have a chance to take part in the creation of a record-breaking giant cup of boba tea in your lifetime?! Don't miss this opportunity!!
Sure, if you don't hop on, life will continue as usual. Nothing lost. But think about it. If you don't hop on, nothing will happen. No epic world record. No World's Largest Cup of Boba Tea to be proud of. No world symbol for the boba-loving community. The world will go on without a blip from us. Don't let that happen! Let's come together as a community and #DRINKBIG!
How big are we talking about?
So, how big will it be? The cup itself will be 6 feet tall situated on a 2.5 feet high platform. The straw will extend its height an additional 3.5' with a grand total height of 12 feet! It will hold 320 gallons of boba tea—that's over 2,500 cups of your standard boba drink—and will weigh heavier than an average sedan.
We will unveil the cup at our August 626 Night Market to you, your friends & family, the community and the press. Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2013 in Arcadia at the Santa Anita Park.
The Nitty Gritty
Vision of how people's names, faces and logos will lay out on the cup. Results might vary in the end, depending on the amount of submissions we receive:
Our quick & dirty structural rendering:
The biggest piece of the project is the Boba cup. We started off with this sketch:
After many sleepless nights of hunting around, we found a credible manufacture with a reasonable price and manufacture time. To account for that manufacture time, we already started the manufacture process.
From now to July 15-21: When we launch Kickstarter, we launch our media outreach. We will be working with media, promoting, answering questions, focusing on raising awareness and raising funds through Kickstarter.
Two weeks before August night market: Ramp up (July 15-21): Boba cup completes within this week. That will give us two weeks time to build the platform and apply names, logos and faces on the boba cup. This is also the time period where this Kickstarter completes, so in that same week, there will be a flurry of reward fulfillment such as printing boss cards, stickers, and tshirts.
August 626 Night Market: Game time (August 3 & 4): Our boba cup is filled with boba tea on early Saturday from a participating tea shop. When 4pm hits, we're ready to go! Light, camera.... BOBA!!
Boba Cup: $3600 (41%); Construction: $1560 (18%); Rewards: $1514 (17%); Transportation/Storage: $1000 (11%); Mandatory fees: $1151 (13%)
Want a piece of the action behind-the-scenes?
This will truly be an open community project. If you would join in on the fun behind the scenes, anything from logistics to building the cup together, feel free to email us! Please write "I want to volunteer!" in the subject of the email so we know it's you. DrinkBig@626nightmarket.com
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The biggest risks and challenges we face will be getting the cup manufactured and transported to the August Night Market on time. We already found a manufacturer that is willing to take us up on this project. The schedule is tight, but we know we can manage this project to success.
I don't live in or near the 626 to attend the August 626 Night Market. Can you be awesome and ship the sticker and/or shirt to me?
Yes, we can! We will ship to anywhere within the U.S.
All rewards, except the $20 tier, include U.S. shipping.