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“Robots!” is a stop motion animation made using LEGO bricks. It's being released in segments online, and needs your help to finish. Read more

Chicago, IL Animation
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This project was successfully funded on April 11, 2011.

“Robots!” is a stop motion animation made using LEGO bricks. It's being released in segments online, and needs your help to finish.

Chicago, IL Animation
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“Robots!” is a stop motion animation made using LEGO bricks. It follows a fictional news team as they report on an invasion of tiny robots, the abolition of sports, and a war between the colors Green and Orange. Interspersed between the main news stories are commercials marketed to robots. As I finish animating each segment I release them online, in fact, two are completed and you can watch them right now. What better way to understand what you're funding? The Pinchbot Invasion

Orange vs. Binary
“Robots!” is the second chapter in my ongoing webseries, The Nightly News at Nine. I was able to finance the first chapter myself, but in the process of doing so I used all my savings and pushed my credit cards to their limits. This wouldn’t be such a big problem if my animating camera hadn’t gotten stolen back in October. I bought a cheap replacement camera, which has been working well considering the price, but it’s far from ideal.

The main reason I am trying to raise these funds is to buy a new high-end camera so I can make this animation as big and beautiful as possible. The money would also go toward purchasing animation software to use with the camera, burning the DVDs of finished product and producing the other rewards listed here.

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    Pledge $6 or more

    11 backers Limited (89 left of 100)

    A small Pinchbot like the ones seen in "Robots!" - Consists of 11 LEGO pieces

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    Pledge $12 or more

    15 backers

    A copy of the DVD of "Robots!" when it is completed this summer. You will also receive a Pinchbot.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    15 backers Limited (185 left of 200)

    A DVD copy of NNN Chapter 1: New Beginnings, a DVD copy of Chapter 2: Robots!, and a Pinchbot.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    7 backers Limited (43 left of 50)

    An exclusive broadsheet poster for "Robots!" printed by Silver Bullet Press using LEGO pieces. You will also get a Pinchbot and a copy of the "Robots!" and "New Beginnings" DVDs.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    15 backers

    You send me a picture of yourself. I make a LEGO minifig that looks like you. Your minifig gets a cameo in "Robots!" and once I'm done you get to keep the minifig. You will also receive all the lower amount rewards.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    You can come spend an afternoon in my animation studio in Chicago Illinois and we'll make an animation together. (Travel costs not included) I'll even bake you cookies. You will also receive all the lower amount rewards.

Funding period

- (57 days)