We all know that a significant part of Star Wars is selling stuff. As the wise, the all-powerful, the magnificent Yogurt once said, “Merchandising! Merchandising!”
For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, they’ve found a fun way to advertise some of the upcoming merchandise being released. A new fan-made Robot Chicken-style animated short has been released for the movie, in which the building instructions for the LEGO Death Star are up for grabs. It features tiny LEGO figures, regular-sized action figures, and even some Funko Pop! vinyl figures. It’s just the first in a series of shorts to come, and also brings with it the announcement of a contest where fans will make their own video shorts in hopes of winning some cool prizes.
You can find details on the contest and the first Rogue One stop-motion short below.
Here’s all the details on the contest:
Itâ€™s your turn to #GoRogue.
Create your own 2-minute Rogue One-inspired video for the chance to win a trip to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to attend a screening of â€˜Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyâ€™ and see your video on the big screen!
Submissions for entrants 13-17 and for entrants 18+ are open from September 30 through October 21, 2016.
May the Force be with you!
If you want to use any music or scene background images in your video, please use only those provided in the asset pack. Download the official asset pack!
TRIP FOR 2(WINNER AND A GUEST) TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR 3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS INCLUDES:
A visit to Lucasfilm and campus tour
Attend a screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Your winning entry premiered on the big screen
A visit to Rancho Obi-Wan
Begin Date & Time 12:00 p.m. P.T. September 30, 2016
End Date & Time 11:59 p.m. P.T. October 21, 2016
Begin Date & Time 12:00 p.m. P.T. October 24, 2016
End Date & Time 11:59 p.m. P.T. November 11, 2016
WINNER CONFIRMATION PERIOD
Begin Date & Time 12:00 p.m. P.T. November 14, 2016
End Date & Time 11:59 p.m. P.T. November 28, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Begin Date & Time 12:00 a.m. P.T. December 5, 2016
End Date & Time 11:59 p.m. P.T. December 9, 2016
Videos from US/Canada/ANZ must be submitted in English only.
FILM JUDGING CRITERIA
1. A clear grasp of animation and/or filmmaking as an art form (20%)
2. Quality of storytelling (20%)
3. Character development and character design (20%)
4. Originality (20%)
5. Overall entertainment value (20%)