This project's funding goal was not reached on September 5, 2013.
About this project
Our aim is to raise funds to build a Police Phone Box much like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, complete with lights and sounds. We aim to take this around the United Kingdom to various events, children’s hospitals & hospices, schools, along with taking the TARDIS to children's birthday parties, conventions and more.
Last year I was lucky enough to have been chosen to run with the Olympic Torch in my home region, the response and experience was amazing.
I spent the next 12 months travelling the United Kingdom with the Olympic Torch raising money for various charities, along with visiting terminally ill children who's wish it was to see the Olympic Torch.
Travelling with the Torch, along with the community work which we do on a daily basis, has allowed me to meet and work along side some amazing people of all ages, from speaking to people on my journey, just about everybody wished to have their photograph taken next to the TARDIS, from young to elderly, the TARDIS is a timeless icon which links generations together.
This year, Think Events are putting on a fireworks display as part of a joint Halloween and Fireworks event in my home town in Northumberland, which falls in line with the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in November.
We have a group of Daleks coming along, so our aim is to get the TARDIS completely ready for then. We have some other events towards the end of October, if possible it would be great if we could have the TARDIS appear there as a surprise.
The TARDIS, complete with electric lights and sounds, will be constructed by a group of young people whom we teach Sport and Video Games Design to, whilst a local craft company will be on hand to help out with the construction.
Our design and size will be built to scale with the current TARDIS exterior. We have planned for our design to easily be folded into small sections to allow easy transport around the United Kingdom.
We already have the trailer to transport our TARDIS, and our compact design will allow us to transport it around with ease. The electrics will also feature an infra-red control sensor which will be controlled by a Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control, so all the lights, sounds and smoke machine can be controlled with the 'Sonic'.
We also plan to provide young people at each event with Doctor Who themed 'goody bag' including Dalek, TARDIS, Cybermen, K-9 and Sontaran shaped biscuits, cakes and chocolates. (subject to allergies and parents permission).
Years ago, my Grandfather and great Grandfather ran Martino's Ice Creams in our local town, even today, people still talk about it. Along with the chocolates and cakes, we will take Ice Cream, made from our families top secret recipe, along to the Spring and Summer events which will introduce a whole new generation to some real local history.
A local artist, who does 3D street art, will paint an inner board which, when the doors are open, give the illusion that it is actually bigger on the inside.
We have spent months researching the TARDIS and various TARDIS building guides to ensure our build is of the highest quality, with a local sign maker creating all the signs required with high quality aluminium, the 'Police Public Call Box' signs will feature translucent text for illumination.
Finally, Aspire 2 Achieve and Think Events North East are not affiliated at all with the BBC, to whom the copyright for Doctor Who and images of the TARDIS belong. No profit of any kind will be made from this project, all funds raised via this process will go into the construction costs of our TARDIS. This is purely a fan built project, for the entertainment and enjoyment of fans, no infringement is intended.
Please help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and help us allow people of the United Kingdom get up close and personal with our TARDIS. Every contribution will be gratefully received, and we sincerely appreciate all your support. Thank you.
If we are lucky enough to go over our funding target, with any overspill we aim to buy some Ride in Daleks for children to ride at all the events the TARDIS is present at.
Risks and challenges
As with any work in progress there are unforeseeable challenges that may arise between now and then. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities or equipment to complete this build on our own premises, however we have the support of a local company who will loan us the tools required and allow us to store our TARDIS in their secure storage facility whilst we carry out the work.
We have events before November which we would like the TARDIS to be at, I believe once we have the funds work will be completed on time, we are all fully committed to this project and will work tirelessly on it.
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