Epic Lego Kickstarter Project


If you like what you see, please consider helping to support my Kickstarter Project.

Rewards are as low as $13 for funding and include 4"x 6" hand embossed fine art prints to objects from the actual model as well as full size fine art prints. One of the neat things here is whichever object you choose as a reward, I will add it to the model. So, the model will evolve depending on what people choose.



From Kickstarter:

What is the Odan Project?
This will be an epic series of sculptures built entirely out of Lego, themed around the imaginary world of Odan. Each Kickstarter project in this series will help to support one very large sculpture. Pieces will range from castle-type capital cities – such as this first Kickstarter work  – to future works which cover fantastical nations of evil, beauty, exotica, spiritual/cultural centers and much more. Each model will be micro scale but super sized at around 6' high. The combination of building micro scaled pieces to this level of detail is very unusual in Lego builds, setting these works apart. Each work takes many hundreds of hours and tens- even hundreds- of thousands of Lego.

For this Kickstarter project, I will finish the sculpture and photograph them beautifully (see below for other projects I've done). I'll create two gorgeous, limited edition fine art prints about 13" x 16" (signed and numbered) with certificate of authenticity and a letter from the artist (that is, me). Additionally, two smaller 4" x 6" hand embossed fine art prints will also be rewarded for most of the funding packages. Note, that the final images are not yet available for preview as the sculpture is only half finished. Also, after the work has been photographed, it will be dismantled and sections of the sculpture will be rewarded as part of the funding packages.

Packages that include parts of the model look wonderful in shadow boxes (not included) along with the 4" x 6" fine art prints. The sections – while sometimes small – are all precious one-of-a-kind elements that vary depending on their position in the model. Note, many of these pieces, particularly the larger city pieces/towers will not be offered anywhere after the Kickstarter ends. If they are not funded, they will be reduced to Lego rubble for another future project.

YOU tell ME how to evolve this city.
What you see in the video and as the main picture is only what I've currently finished – which is about 1/2 or so the final piece. The final piece will be much taller and fuller than pictured here so far. As I finish this work, the city will eventually tower above its current height and to each side of where the city currently stands. 

Your funding will help determine how the capital city K'al Yne will evolve. More funding at the levels of the Farm Manor, Miller, Bailiff and Landlord packages will evolve the village area. The Priest, Bishop, Seer and Disciple packages raise the consciousness of this kingdom. Bureaucrat and higher priced royal/noble packages will build up the more spectacular parts of the city. The Beastmaster and General increase the military side of the city. Each funding will effect the storyline of K'al Yne. It should be a lot of fun to see how this grows! By the way, if you think of another package or object that would be cool to create, let me know and I might do it. :)

In order to make these models as exceptional as I believe they need to be, I need your help in acquiring Lego materials for the build. I would expect this work to go above 100,000 - 150,000 Lego pieces. While I have many pieces, I don't have this many on hand and often there are special needs for hundreds and thousands of identical bits that I don't have. Lego bits are only a few cents each (on average 6-10¢). But, when buying 50,000k or more bits, it adds up very quickly. Additionally, money donated will go to a few smaller matters, like a larger table to build on and tripod to photograph from. Money will also go towards paper, ink, printing and packaging/shipping.

Latest Lego and misc game


My latest LEGO creation, the Power of Freedom: Iraq, released a week before July 4th speaks toward the senseless destruction that our unlawful invasion created. You can read more on this on my sister blog, Snap. Beautiful glicée prints are also available through Bumble and Bramble.


I've had the honor of having prints of my LEGO works selected for display in a new, upcoming museum in Boston called the Museum of Realist Art. They are moving into a former library branch near the east Boston waterfront. You can read more about this here as well as visit their site here.

Games
I've been having a fantastic time with my buddies playing games again after a couple year hiatus. I'm discovering a fantastic brew of great games from 2010 - present. Again, I'm interested in reworking art from my favorite games. At the moment, I've been reworking the art for Through the Ages, which has remained my very favorite game.

Also a reminder for those interested. The game art below is still for sale at Bumble and Bramble looking really incredible. It makes for a great gift for your game spouse as well. :) You can read what others who have bought prints have to say.

– Mike