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Help launch the new sculpture from Muju Studio. 
A handmade resin figure inspired by intergalactic space travel.
Help launch the new sculpture from Muju Studio. 
A handmade resin figure inspired by intergalactic space travel.
Help launch the new sculpture from Muju Studio. A handmade resin figure inspired by intergalactic space travel.
123 backers pledged £4,804 to help bring this project to life.

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* NEW * Super-Star reward tier *

We have just made available one final reward tier for those that wish to have the entire Star Traveller collection, and like a surprise too!
This Super-Star reward tier will include the 5 available versions : Nebula, Luna, Nova, Galaxy and Helios... and as a special bonus, there will be an extra mystery version of the Star Traveller included in this reward.
The Secret Star Traveller will only be available through this Kickstarter and for Super-Star backers only.



£4000 STRETCH GOAL - Helios Star Traveller

Helios Star Traveller
Helios Star Traveller


We have reached our stretch goal of £4000 ! So we have now made available the Helios Star Traveller

Named after the Greek Sun God, this Star Traveller is inspired by our solar system's brightest star, and the greatest source of energy for life on Earth.
This figure is painted in a blend of orange - yellow, with golden details and a gold visor to reflect the sun's rays.

£3000 STRETCH GOAL - Luna Star Traveller

Luna Star Traveller
Luna Star Traveller

We have reached our stretch goal of £3000 !  So we have now made available the Luna Star Traveller - this version glows blue at night, when the stars are out and the moon is bright!

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Our Story...

Muju Studio was founded by myself and my partner, and is based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK. We are Artists working with different mediums, exploring our shared creative vision - Mujuworld.

Miss Muju sculpting the Star Traveller
Miss Muju sculpting the Star Traveller

We have been making and exhibiting sculptures, paintings & prints for over 10 years.  You can see more of our work on our website here : www.mujuworld.co.uk

Our latest project...

There are 10 billion galaxies in the observable universe.  
Each time we look up into the stars the same question arises...  
Are there other beings out there?

The possibilities of intergalactic travel and the concept of multidimensional reality inspire our creative vision.  It is this fascination that led us on the journey to create the Star Traveller.  
It began life as a drawing in a sketchbook, and from there we developed the concept and sculpted it into it's final 3D form. We then created a mould and cast the sculpture in bio-resin in our studio. The prototype sculptures were then handpainted and varnished.

With your support we hope to release the Muju Star Traveller to a worldwide audience.

Why we need your help...

The pre-production costs involved in releasing a new sculpture are high.
We choose to cast our sculptures in bio-resin, which is a non-toxic and more sustainable material than traditional resin.  However it's significantly more expensive than polyurethane resin.
Bio-resin is also a harder material to work with than standard resin, and takes much longer to set.  With some investment we will be able to make multiple silicone moulds to enable us to increase our production rate.

In order to produce perfect casts we will need to invest in a vacuum de-gassing chamber for the bio-resin, and we hope funds from this project will help us to buy this essential bit of casting equipment.

Project Cost breakdown:

Bulk buying bio-resin to cover production run = £450
Silicone for multiple sculpture moulds = £100
Vacuum de-gassing chamber = £350
Kickstarter fees and bank charges (8-10% of pledges) = £100
Total needed = £1000

Each Star Traveller sculpture is totally handmade and hand-painted by ourselves, which also requires a big investment of our time.  Pre-order sales through this Kickstarter campaign will enable us to fund a production run of this handmade sculpture.

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REWARDS...

Galaxy Star Traveller: 

Galaxy Star Traveller Sculpture
Galaxy Star Traveller Sculpture

This reward is for the Galaxy edition of the Star Traveller sculpture. Each of these sculptures is hand painted in our studio in a dark blue and green iridescent colour with silver face and highlights.   
The Galaxy Star Traveller stands 6cm / 2.5" tall and comes boxed.

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Nova Star Traveller:

Nova Star Traveller
Nova Star Traveller

This reward is for the Nova edition of the Star Traveller sculpture. Each of these figures are hand painted in a blue colourway with silver highlights.
They stand 6cm / 2.5" tall and come boxed.

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Luna Star Traveller:

Luna Star Traveller
Luna Star Traveller

The Luna Star Traveller sculpture glows blue in the dark.  
The figure stands 6cm / 2.5" tall and comes boxed.

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Nebula Star Traveller:

Nebula Star Traveller sculpture
Nebula Star Traveller sculpture

The Nebula Star Traveller is cast in a clear tinted bioresin.  Encased in the resin are some glittering particles which catch the light as it shines through the figure.  There are even a few stars floating in there for extra cosmic details.  Each one is unique, as the clear blue colour fade varies with every cast we do.
This figure stands 6cm / 2.5" tall and comes boxed.

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All 3 Star Traveller Sculptures:

Nova, Galaxy and Nebula Star Travellers
Nova, Galaxy and Nebula Star Travellers

This reward is for all 3 editions of the Star Traveller sculpture.  You will receive a Nebula, Nova and Galaxy Star Traveller if you select this reward. 

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Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges in completing this project are minimal. We have already reached the stage in production where the original sculpt is complete, and we have made the first silicone mould.

The prototype Star Traveller sculptures have been successful, so we are able to start production immediately. We are experienced in casting and painting resin sculptures, so do not foresee any problems arising.

We don't anticipate any problems with the supply of bio-resin, as we have already secured a supplier.

We already have 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt, and will be using all the experience we gained from our previous kickstarters to help with the Star Traveller project.

We have set realistic goals for the production times of the different rewards in this Kickstarter. The 3 versions of the Star Traveller will all be open editions, but we will make them available in batches with varying delivery dates. This is to allow us time to fulfill all the reward pledges within a reasonable time frame.

We will also keep all our backers updated with the production process so they know when to expect their rewards to arrive.

We are ready to bring this project to life if you are too :)

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.39

    Thanks for your support - we're sending you a hi-five across the astral plane ;)

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    Nebula Star Traveller - receive one clear tinted bio-resin sculpture, filled with sparkles and stars. This figure comes boxed.

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    Luna Star Traveller - receive one glow-in-the-dark Star Traveller sculpture. This figure comes boxed.

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    Nova Muju Star Traveller - receive one handpainted Star Traveller sculpture in the Nova colourway. This figure comes boxed.

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    Galaxy Star Traveller - receive one hand painted Star Traveller sculpture in the Galaxy colourway. This figure comes boxed.

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    Pledge £23 or more About $32

    Galaxy Star Traveller (2nd Batch) - receive one hand painted Star Traveller sculpture in the Galaxy colourway. This figure comes boxed.
    *This is the 2nd batch of Galaxy Star Travellers which will be ready to ship in June *

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    Helios Star Traveller - receive one hand painted Star Traveller sculpture in Helios colourway.
    This figure comes boxed.

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    Pledge £48 or more About $67

    All 3 Muju Star Traveller Sculptures - this reward is for all 3 designs: Nebula, Nova & Galaxy. All 3 figures will come individually boxed.

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    Pledge £48 or more About $67

    All 3 Muju Star Traveller Sculptures (2nd Batch) - This reward is for all 3 designs: Nebula, Nova & Galaxy. All 3 figures will come individually boxed.
    * This is the 2nd batch of Star Travellers which will be ready to ship in June *

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    Pledge £60 or more About $83

    All 4 Muju Star Traveller Sculptures - This reward is for all 4 designs: Nebula, Luna, Nova & Galaxy. All 4 figures will come individually boxed.

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    Pledge £95 or more About $132

    SUPER-STAR reward - This reward is for 6 Muju Star Traveller sculptures. Receive all 5 designs: Nebula, Luna, Nova, Galaxy and Helios. Also receive a bonus mystery Star Traveller edition available exclusively through this Kickstarter campaign, and only with this Super-Star reward!
    All 6 figures will come individually boxed.

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