( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2017-01-02 23:21:48 )
A man from Te Puke, New Zealand, has invented a new fighting sport where nobody gets hurt. It’s called Stupid Robot Fighting League
“In its simplest form,” says creator John Espin, “Two teams of three people have 2 hours to build a life sized puppet that looks like a robot. It then hangs in a frame and is controlled by pushing and pulling on poles attached to the ‘robots’ as they fight.
Stupid Robot Fighting is a recycler's dream. All of the ‘robots’ are made from discarded materials and are connected by wire or hot glue.
As the fighting continues in each round, parts are guaranteed to fly off. This was by John’s design. “I’m interested in the drama and silliness of the whole thing.”
Because of the simple nature of the construction of the ‘robots’ Stupid Robot Fighting League
is something everyone can join in.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for Stupid Robot Fighting League’s upcoming YouTube Show. “We can fund this ourselves but we wanted to test the idea on the outset to get people on board and spread the word.”
If recycled robot destruction is of interest to you then visit the kickstarter page to learn more.
As the wooden prototype testing has finished, the work has begun on building the 'robots' out of recycled materials. This will add to the excitement and fun of destroying an opponents 'robot'.
There are plans in place to have some early fights at landmarks around the Te Puke area to gather interest. The resulting mayhem will be videoed and uploaded to their YouTube channel.
Te Puke is a rural town in the Bay of Plenty region on the North Island of New Zealand.
John Espin is the creator of Stupid Robot Fighting League