A group of architects and engineers who are also diehard fans of "Lord of the Rings" want to build a real-life replica of Minas Tirith, the city in Middle Earth featured in the popular film series, TheWrap reported.
The team has a goal to raise $2.8 million in just 60 days, an incredibly ambitious task. The city of Minas Tirith is seen in full in Peter Jackson's film "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," which is the third and final film of the franchise.
"We're fully aware of the scale of our ambition, but we hope you realise just how special this project could be," the group writes on the projects Indiegogo page.
The vast majority of the projected $3 billion is going towards construction, with $23.4 million going towards land, $293 million for labor and $2.2 billion for materials. The rest of the money will go towards maintenance, public services and keeping the facilities in tact until 2053, according to Time. The project is estimated to be finished around 2023.
Rewards for donations include your name on a monument, a free tour of the city, a night at Minas Tirth, street naming rights and the title of lord/lady of the city. There is even an option to get a 100-year lease on a luxury four-bedroom penthouse with "the best views, the best facilities, the best everything," according to USA Today.
If the goal is not met within the 60 days, all pledges will cancel out and everyone that donates money will not be charged a penny. So far, 691 people have donated $37,661.67 in 13 days.