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This handmade Muju Tree Spirit sculpture will be reproduced as a limited edition bio-resin art toy.
This handmade Muju Tree Spirit sculpture will be reproduced as a limited edition bio-resin art toy.
This handmade Muju Tree Spirit sculpture will be reproduced as a limited edition bio-resin art toy.
159 backers pledged £7,490 to help bring this project to life.

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BLUE MOON TREE SPIRIT:

We have made our stretch goal and can now reveal the mystery version.... The Blue Moon Tree Spirit!  

These spirits only come out at night, so are very hard to see.  Only by the light of the moon can you spot their silvery-blue leaves sparkling in the twilight.

Blue Moon Tree Spirit
Blue Moon Tree Spirit

This blue, black & silver metallic version is limited to just 10, and comes with 3 special Magic Acorns.  One blue/silver acorn, one clear/black acorn, and one clear acorn with white gold flakes.  This figure will be numbered, and come boxed with a special signed & numbered tag! 

MYSTERY TREE SPIRIT STRETCH GOAL:

If we reach our next stretch goal of £6000 we will release a new super limited edition Tree Spirit.  This version will be limited to just 10 figures, and the colour variant will only be revealed if we reach our new target.

Mystery Tree Spirit
Mystery Tree Spirit

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Since we started this Kickstarter campaign we've been busy in our studio casting Tree Spirits and Magic Acorns.  To share some of this process with you, we invite you to have a look around our studio...

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MAGIC ACORNS 'LUCKY 7s' STRETCH GOAL:  ACHIEVED!

Having reached our £4000 stretch goal, we have released two new reward tiers.  The first new reward is 7 Magic Acorns for £15.  The acorns will come in a 'Lucky 7' Magic Acorn box, and each one in the box will be different  :)

Magic Acorns in the woods
Magic Acorns in the woods

The 2nd new reward tier is a complete Tree Spirit set reward for £135.  This will include all 4 versions of the Tree Spirit (Clear / Firefly / Woodland / Rainbow) and a Lucky 7s box of Magic Acorns.

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FIREFLY TREE SPIRIT STRETCH GOAL:  ACHIEVED!

When out in the woods late one night we spotted this glowing Tree Spirit in a clearing. The Firefly Tree Spirits are only visible at night, as they glow green in the dark!

Firefly Tree Spirit in the wild
Firefly Tree Spirit in the wild

We have made this GIow in the Dark version of the Tree Spirit & Magic Acorns available to order through Kickstarter now we have reached our stretch goal of £3000.

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ABOUT US :

Muju Studio was founded by myself and my partner, and is based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK. We are both artists, and although we specialise in different mediums, we work together exploring our shared creative vision - Mujuworld.

Miss Muju
Miss Muju
Tree Spirit sculpting
Tree Spirit sculpting
Mr Muju
Mr Muju
Tree Spirit Drawing
Tree Spirit Drawing

Mujuworld is an imaginary dimension filled with organic landscapes, inhabited by guardian spirits and elemental forces. These characters come to life through drawings, prints, paintings and limited editions of resin sculptures. You can see more of our work on our website here : www.mujuworld.co.uk

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OUR LATEST PROJECT :

Our new Muju sculpture is the Tree Spirit.  
These magical little spirits spend their time protecting their Trees and tending the Magic Acorns. They can be found in woodlands, but also hidden away in urban environments. In the cities, where the old woods have long gone, they patiently wait... knowing that one day the forests will return.

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WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP : 

The pre-production costs involved in releasing a new sculpture are high. Bio-resin is a non-toxic and more sustainable material than traditional resin, however it's significantly more expensive.  It is also a harder material to work with and can take much longer to set than standard resin. With some investment we will be able to make more moulds, so we can produce extra figures. Each Tree Spirit 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...

MAGIC ACORNS :

Muju Magic Acorns
Muju Magic Acorns

The Magic Acorn reward is for 2 acorns.  They come in all different shapes, sizes and colours (approximately 2cm tall).  Some are cast in a clear colour-tinted resin with sparkles inside them, and others are painted in all colours of the rainbow.  This reward will be a lucky dip, and you will be sent 2 very different acorns, one will be a clear acorn, and the other will be a painted one. 

Magic Acorn in the wild
Magic Acorn in the wild
Clear Green Magic Acorn
Clear Green Magic Acorn

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CREATE YOUR OWN TREE SPIRIT :

DIY Tree Spirit Sculpture
DIY Tree Spirit Sculpture

This reward is for anyone who wants to own a DIY version of the Tree Spirit. This blank bio-resin figure stands 9cm tall (3.5 inches), and will be ready to paint.  This reward comes with a DIY Magic Acorn too.

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'TREE SPIRIT' LIMITED EDITION PRINT:

Tree Spirit Print
Tree Spirit Print

Receive one Tree Spirit giclee print. This is a limited edition print run of 100 - each one is signed/numbered by Mr Muju. Printed with archive quality inks on A3 315gsm etching paper (Size 29cm x 42cm).

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CLEAR GREEN TREE SPIRIT :  

Clear Green Tree Spirit
Clear Green Tree Spirit

These see-through green sparkling Tree Spirits are hard to spot out in the woods. They blend in perfectly with their surroundings, and can only be seen when they choose to be.  Each one is unique, as the yellow-green colour fade varies with each clear bio-resin cast we do.  It's impossible to have 2 exactly the same.  
Each one will be signed & numbered and come with a separate matching Magic Acorn. 

Clear Green Tree Spirit
Clear Green Tree Spirit

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WOODLAND TREE SPIRIT : 

Woodland Tree Spirit
Woodland Tree Spirit

This reward is for the original woodland colourway of the Muju Tree Spirit. This sculpture stands 9cm (3.5 inches) tall.  Each one is cast and hand-painted in our studio, and comes signed & numbered in a special box.  The Woodland Tree Spirit comes with a separate classic green Magic Acorn.

Woodland Tree Spirit & Magic Acorn
Woodland Tree Spirit & Magic Acorn

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RAINBOW TREE SPIRIT:  

Rainbow Tree Spirit & Golden Magic Acorn
Rainbow Tree Spirit & Golden Magic Acorn

The Rainbow version of the Tree Spirit will only be available through our Kickstarter campaign. This figure stands 9cm tall and comes signed & numbered in a special box. This Kickstarter exclusive Tree Spirit also comes with a separate clear Magic Acorn, which has gold leaf flakes captured inside.  

Gold Leaf Magic Acorn
Gold Leaf Magic Acorn

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 silicone mould. The initial test Tree Spirit sculptures have been successful, so there is no need to delay starting production of the Tree Spirits. We have already created the first sculpture in each colourway, and we are experienced in casting and painting our own Muju resin figures, so do not foresee any problems arising.

In the unlikely event that a fault occurs with the original silicone mould, production should only be delayed for a few days while we make another silicone mould. This problem has never happened before with previous moulds, but it's good to address potential problems no matter how unlikely.

We don't anticipate any problems with the supply of bioresin. This will be sourced in the UK.

We have set realistic goals for the production times of the different rewards in this Kickstarter. 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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    MAGIC ACORNS! - you will receive 2 Muju Magic Acorns. These mini Magic Acorns come in many colours, and shapes... you will receive 2 different acorns in surprise colourways!

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    LUCKY 7s - BOX OF MAGIC ACORNS: receive 7 Magic Acorns in a specially labelled box. Each acorn will vary in size and colour :)

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    CREATE YOUR OWN TREE SPIRIT:
    Recieve a DIY bioresin Tree Spirit and Magic Acorn. This blank sculpture is ready to paint fresh out the box. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different sized DIY Magic Acorns *

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    CLEAR GREEN TREE SPIRIT: Receive one Tree Spirit sculpture in clear green-tinted bioresin. These Tree Spirits have extra sparkles inside them, and come with a matching green sparkling Magic Acorn. Each one will be numbered.
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    TREE SPIRIT PRINT: Receive one Tree Spirit giclee print. This is a limited edition print run of 100 - each one is signed/numbered by Mr Muju. Printed with archive quality inks on A3 315gsm etching paper (Size 29cm x 42cm).

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    FIREFLY TREE SPIRIT: Be one of the first to own a Firefly Tree Spirit sculpture. This figure glows green in the dark, and comes with a matching glow-in-the-dark Magic Acorn. Each one will be numbered and come with a special signed and numbered tag. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different sized Magic Acorns *

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    WOODLAND TREE SPIRIT: Receive one Tree Spirit bioresin sculpture and matching Magic Acorn in the original woodland colourway. Each one is hand painted, numbered and boxed. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different Magic Acorns *

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    WOODLAND TREE SPIRIT (2nd batch): Receive one Tree Spirit bioresin sculpture and matching acorn in the original woodland colourway. Each one is hand-painted, numbered & boxed. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different Magic Acorns *

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    WOODLAND TREE SPIRIT (3rd batch): Receive one bioresin Tree Spirit sculpture & matching Magic Acorn in the original woodland colourway. Each one is hand-painted, numbered & boxed. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different Magic Acorns * OR * Add £15 to get a Lucky 7s box of 7 Magic Acorns *

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    RAINBOW TREE SPIRIT: Receive one limited edition Rainbow Tree Spirit sculpture. This special edition will be available exclusively through Kickstarter. Also, this Rainbow Tree Spirit will come with a clear sparkling Magic Acorn with gold leaf flakes inside. Each one will be signed/numbered and boxed. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different Magic Acorns *

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    RAINBOW TREE SPIRIT (2nd Batch): Receive one limited edition Rainbow Tree Spirit sculpture. This special edition will be available exclusively through Kickstarter. Also, this Rainbow Tree Spirit will come with a clear sparkling Magic Acorn with gold leaf flakes inside. Each one will be signed/numbered and boxed. * Add £5 to your pledge to receive an extra 2 different Magic Acorns *

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    CUSTOM TREE SPIRIT: Chose your own favourite colours and we will hand paint a unique Tree Spirit sculpture and Magic Acorn just for you!

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    BLUE MOON TREE SPIRIT: This reward is for the Blue Moon Tree Spirit. This version is limited to just 10. Each one will come with 3 Magic Acorns... 1 x blue/silver metallic acorn, 1 x clear/black acorn and 1 x white gold flake acorn. This Tree Spirit will also be boxed & come with a signed & numbered tag.

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    WOODLAND TREE SPIRIT + PRINT PACKAGE:
    Receive one Tree Spirit & Magic Acorn bioresin sculpture in the original woodland colourway, plus one Tree Spirit limited edition print

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    TREE SPIRIT SET: Receive all 3 Tree Spirit bioresin sculpture editions - Clear Green, Woodland, and Rainbow editions. All will come with their matching Magic Acorns.

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    COMPLETE TREE SPIRIT SET: This reward is for all 4 of the Tree Spirit editions - Clear Green, Woodland, Rainbow, and Firefly. All 4 Tree Spirit sculptures will come with their matching Magic Acorns.

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