Be a founding backer of the first sect of Lego Chasidim: the Brickovickers.
There's a new Rebbe town, and his name is the Brickovicker. (His brother the Legovitcher is stuck in Trademark.) For Jewish Lego fans, grown up kids, Jewnovators, kidtrepreneur inspirers, and those trying to fill the out-of-the-box Jewniverse... you can be a part of producing (and owning...) the hippest group of Chasidim comfortable anywhere from a spaceship to a seder table. A great gift this Pesach for kids of all ages, your rabbi, Jewish friends of all stripes - chasidim, misnagdim, affiliated, or unaffiliated. The Brickovickers are a diverse group of Chasidim willing to go where no Chasid has gone before....
The idea for the Brickovicker Rebbe was born at our Shabbos table when our friend Aaron Polun stuck a rubber tire on one of our Lego minifigs - creating the first Legovitcher Rebbe, then his brother, the Brickovicker. A throne was built, later a seder table, then a shteeble. A logo was crafted and we found the top Lego printer to customize a torso that can turn ANY Lego minifig into a Chasid.
Chanan, an enterprising 4th grader at Ohr Chadash Academy of Baltimore agreed to produce the Brickovickers in his quest to raise enough funds to purchase the Lego Death Star. And so, kickstarting the production of the Brickovickers began and our kickstarter goal was set to include the cost of the minifig parts, printing, shipping, kickstarter fees, and the Lego Death Star (the Brickovickers' future headquarters: Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim).
Brickovicker Chasidim are limited in their production due to truancy laws. Perhaps if our sweatshop, I mean children, are available during the summer, production may open once again. We hope to have the first Brickovickers to backers by Pesach!
The Brickovicker Rebbe's Tale:
The Brickovicker Rebbe and his chasidim are in grave danger... "The mutated Joe Bob had turned into a spider and assembled an army to destroy all of the good-doing freaks (including the Legovitcher Rebbe). Before the first attack, a bunch of random Chima, Marvel, Hobbit, and Star Wars heroes came to help. The first attack was hopefully the last. Hashem helped our heroes drive them off, the Chasidim won the battle, but the Brickovicker Rebbe's shul was destroyed." (CZ Finkelstein)
Now housed in a tiny shteeble hidden in Bnei Brick, the Rebbe knows all manner of evil lurks around every corner: Lava Monsters, mutants, puppies. But a true chasid is undaunted. A visionary. One who goes beyond what is expected. It is time to rebuild. They've looked far and wide for the ultimate outer representation of their inner essence to house their righteous crew- and after considering Hogwarts, Helm's Deep, and the Temple of Airjitzu, they realized there was only one set worthy to be renovated into their physical home: The Death Star.
Alas, their long-standing financiers' vast wealth was depleted rallying this horde of heroes and their weapons, and actually - the villains and their weapons too - and the young Chasidim of Bnei Brick are left to wonder, "Will we truly be left without a tractor beam, turbo lasers, Jedis, or a ladies section to fend off mutant attacks during Shacharis???"
So we begin our quest to build more Brickovickers, spread them around the world, and build the Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim...
Brickovicker young professionals, scholars, hipsters, bikers, former superheroes, and bakers are all stepping forward, volunteering to travel via USPS to set up new homes around the globe sharing unique missions from the Rebbe. If they dispatch approximately 50+ Chasidim, they will have collected enough resources to build Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim.
What you will receive when you order your Brickovicker & become a founding backer ($18+):
- Your own unique Chasid, built of Lego bricks, by a team of questionably hand-sanitized, spirited children
- A fly rubber streimel compatible with most Lego minifig heads and a limited-edition custom torso assembly bearing the "Chasid" logo
- A personalized certificate of lifetime membership to Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim, including:
An invitation to our Chanukas Habayis (inauguration)
A mission from the Brickovicker Rebbe
Self-determination of your Brickovickers Special Power
Discounted high holiday seats
Access to the Brickovicker community on facebook to share the exploits of Brickovickers far and wide.
If our goal is met and Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim is built, we will make every effort to share the experience and final product with friends, schools, and our community. While the Finkelstein minion and his friends would love to keep this in their home, the Finkelstein mother is hoping that once built and sufficiently played with, it will eventually find a good home in some public Jewish communal space for others to view and play with.
Our long-ish term vision is to follow our Chasidim and meetup with their new owners online, and challenge us to play Jewish in new ways, with new people. ...And play with the Death Star with all our friends ;).
Risks and challenges
Our major risk and challenge is the 4000+ pieces contained in this kit and the likelihood that our children and all the neighbors' children will likely not want to go to school until this thing is built. We will be in touch with school administration about that one ;).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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