We’re excited to announce this most epic fan challenge of all time…. Bit Wars! Starting today and ending on Dec. 19, we challenge you and your community to invent a new gadget for your favorite Star Wars character. Then film a video that either recreates or remixes your favorite scene, starring YOU and your new creation.
GET ALL THE DETAILS IN THE CHALLENGE PAGE : http://littlebits.cc/bit-wars
Step 1: Choose Your Path
Select which challenge category you want to create an invention for. Multiple entries encouraged! Can’t decide? Close your eyes and use the Force. Category winners each get a Kit & special swag! Multiple entries encouraged!
- Geekiest Costume: Bitify your favorite character. Try a Synth Lord costume with its own soundtrack, or an O-Bit-wan Kenobi cape.
- Ultimate Droid: Bee-boop beep-boop. Invent your own droid inspired by your favorite robotic sidekick!
- Most Legit Lightsaber: Put your own spin on a lightsaber and create a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
- Award-Winning Film: Step into the story! Film an original Star Wars storyline or recreate your favorite scene.
Step 2: Invent a Gadget
Create a new accessory for your favorite character to conquer the galaxy with. Check out some entries from the community for bitspiration.
- How To Make Star Wars BB8 Droid by Marjan Atanasovski
- Yoda lifts the X-wing by Braden Irish
- Luke’s Sidewinder by Tom Balzamo
- R2D2 BitRobot by Diego Thurler
- R2D2 Here comes the little guy by ProArtisan
Step 3: Make a Video
Give George Lucas a run for his money! Step into the story and tell it a new way (keep it PG please). We have prepared some pro tips to create your film, check out our blog post.
Step 4: Share Your Masterpiece
Enter by uploading your creation to the Invent page including a youtube video and using #BitWars.
DEADLINE IS December 19 at midnight EST.
Step 5: Join the Global Makeathon
Make alone you need not. From December 11-13, join a Global Makeathon event at Chapters in over 100 cities, from NYC to Beijing and across the DagoBit System. Or host your own 🙂 We’ve compiled a Resource Guide to help you navigate this workshop like the Millennium Falcon in an astroid field.
May the bits be with you.
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