Sadly, the plan didn’t reach its Kickstarter goal and the Hungry Castle boys were back to square one. But from these ashes rose an even finer phoenix – a souped up, bouncier, better Lionel.
Now, Hungry Castle is metaphorically dancing on the ceiling, thanks to the 183 backers that have so far helped fund the project and reach its first target. It’s recently been announced that he’s coming to Isle of Wight-based festival Bestival.
It’s the same premise as last time – visitors step inside the magnificent noggin, pick up the line and hear the sweet tones of Mr Richie ask, ‘Hello, is it me you’re looking for?’
Following his trip to Bestival, Hungry Castle hopes that Lionel can then travel the world, bringing his sweet voice and huge head to people around the globe.
They’re still looking for help, so if you’re not going to Bestival but want a chance to see this modern wonder of the world, you can still pledge on the Kickstarter page to help Hungry Castle reach its final £10,000 goal.
Among the incentives is a chance to spend the night in the Lionel head, win a stylish Lionel Richie shirt or get exclusive VIP Bestival tickets.
What a feeling indeed.