With the $10,000 goal reached to Save the Lars Homestead
, all eyes turn to the collectible wristwatch project that's still going. Currently, the project is 80% funded with only two weeks left to get your pledge in. The goal is totally within reach, but it won't happen without more participation.
From the Kickstarter.com
project page:The Story behind the Expedition:
35 years ago, deep in the Chott el Gharsa Tunisian desert, a group of filmmakers gathered to shoot a movie and wound up creating a science fiction legend. We suspect you recognize the Lars Homestead "igloo", it's located at the center of the family's sprawling moisture farm on the desert planet of Tatooine.
As the photos illustrate, the temperature extremes and desert climate have taken their toll. Realizing that this iconic piece of film history will be soon lost, a group of fans has formed with a single cause; an expedition to return to Tatooine and restore the famous building to its original glory. This expedition will launch next year (2012), on the 35th anniversary of the original movie, and it will be the subject of a full documentary released on DVD.
You can help and get Rare Tatooine Collectibles at the same time!
This expedition is purely an enthusiast-supported venture with no ties to Lucasfilm. Funding comes from sales of collectibles and donations to the cause. As listed previously, we have several unusual pieces of merchandise that you can choose from in order to help fund this historic expedition.
In particular, we are especially excited about the Tatooine Wristwatches. These are high-quality watches that offer a feature never before seen in a wristwatch; inside the watch is actual sand from the movie filming location! It is sealed under the watch dial where it can easily be seen during use. This sand was obtained by Mark Dermul, the head of the 35th Anniversary Expedition.
It is important to note that these are not "souvenirs". These are hand-built investment-grade timepieces with solid stainless cases, Seiko mechanisms and machined-brass display capsules. These watches are built to last for generations.
Help us out, Sci-Fi fans, you're our only hope!
You will find discussions concerning the expedition in many places on the web. The best is the Save Lars Facebook Page.
Please consider helping out the cause with a donation of any level. You're our only hope!
Rare Tatooine Collectibles:
Pledge $1 or more
You will receive the priceless satisfaction of helping restore one of the most iconic movie sets in science fiction history. Think about the bragging rights you will have when you see the "Lars Igloo" pictured anywhere. You can say, "I helped restore that place!”
Pledge $17 or more
We will send you a beautiful, frameable 35th ANNIVERSARY LARS EXPEDITION certificate signifying your contribution to the project as an OFFICIAL SAVIOUR. This will be a sure attention getter in the office. Your $17 includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $4, International add $9.)
Pledge $37 or more
We will send you two things: First, a 35th ANNIVERSARY LARS EXPEDITION, CREW T-shirt. These are great looking T-shirts and we are going to outfit the entire Tunisian restoration team with them. Here’s your chance to own the exact same design and help out with the cause. Plus, we will send a LARS EXPEDITION SAVIOUR certificate (see the previous pledge level). Your $37 includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $5, International add $11.)
Pledge $77 or more
We will send you our PREMIUM 35th ANNIVERSARY LARS EXPEDITION WRISTWATCH (projected retail: $119). This handsome wristwatch will have a time capsule filled with authentic TATOOINE SAND. Your $77 includes priority shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $5, International add $12.)
Pledge $107 or more
You will receive our LIMITED EDITION 35th ANNIVERSARY LARS EXPEDITION WRISTWATCH (projected retail: $179). This handsome wristwatch will have a time capsule filled with authentic TATOOINE SAND. On the rear cover, we will engrave your name and identify you as an EXPEDITION COLLEAGUE. We are only building 1138 of these watches as each requires quite a bit of work. This is the ultimate Tatooine collectible. Your $107 includes priority shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $5, International add $12.)Click here to pledge now!UPDATE:
Project now 107% funded...we did it!