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Celebration VII : Workshop Figure Fund

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DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION II : MOS EISLEY DIORAMA WORKSHOP

The Workshop that started it all... Indianapolis 2002 - TIME FLIES !!!

All done with Foamcore and Plaster bandages - we actually ran out of material day 2 and had to find newspaper to use as Papier Mache to finish the rest of the Mos Eisley Houses. It may not look like it but 1/4 of these houses were still WET PAINT on the final Sunday :P

Still just AWESOME!!! Could not have been a more exciting first adventure.


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION II : MOS EISLEY DIORAMA WORKSHOP

The Workshop that started it all... Indianapolis 2002 - TIME FLIES !!!

You may recognise yourself in the C2 Diorama Builders group photo - if so email me your name at frank@dioramaworkshop.com. To think we built this awesome Diorama in just 2 days !!!! I still can't believe it - 10 years later.


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION III : DEATH STAR DIORAMA WORKSHOP

Our Second Diorama adventure... Indianapolis 2005 - This one in my mind worked better then the actual finished diorama. The idea was to stack the rooms on top of each other like boxes of kleenex, but each room wasn't the same size and some had slight differences in height and became lopsided if stacked too high, it became a semi-nightmare for me when trying to assemble the final display.

The good news is that the kids and families had the BEST time ever and didn't care about the little things like that. Imaginations ran wild as people added their own little personal touches to the rooms. 

The experience however was a BLAST. I just wish I would have brought back with me the lifesize Death Star Wall panels I had built for the booth.


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION IV : EWOK LANDSCAPING DIORAMA WORKSHOP

Our first in Los Angeles 2007 - Ahh Endor - What a FANTASTIC Workshop. I think this is my FAVE ONE we did so far. With the SIZE and the Mulch and the Green treetops THIS REALLY BECAME A FORREST !!! and in 4 days !!!

It also was special for me because I did my first ILM contract that year. I finished my LAST compositing SHOT on TRANSFORMERS the day BEFORE the show. Talk about STRESS !!! LOL This also allowed me for the first time to just go up the elevator to the 3rd floor and talk directly to lucasfilm about the concepts and brainstorm sessions instead of by email. Ah Good times !!!


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION IV : EWOK LANDSCAPING DIORAMA WORKSHOP

Our first in Los Angeles 2007 - Last day photo of the staff and some builders, It's sad that everyone who builds can't all be here for these pictures. there are just SOOO many talented fans out there who should be recognised for their brilliant help in making this MASSIVE EWOK FORREST.

I am really proud of this one, and my loyal staff - Duke, Danielle, John ( my number 1 and who  I could not have prepared all the designs in time without your help) Marc, John and Chris.

I just wished we could have gotten those Speeder Bike races to work properly LOL


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION V : HOTH ECHO BASE DIORAMA WORKSHOP

Trying to cool off in Florida LOL ... Orlando 2010 - Ah the smell of BURNING STYROFOAM in the morning LOL - We had the actors at the autographs asking WHAT IS THAT SMELL ? LOL Ah the good times of Celebration !!!

Here is the south side of the diorama - the OUTSIDE Trenches and BATTLE OF HOTH. It turned out MAGNIFICENT !!!


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION V : HOTH ECHO BASE DIORAMA WORKSHOP

Trying to cool off in Florida LOL ... Orlando 2010 - Can you believe this was built in just 4 days !!! And spanning more then 40 feet wide. Don't you wish you had space at home to display a base like this :P 

I was really happy with the turnout, I just wished we had had more figures to populate and give to the kids. We were OVERWHELMED at CV, we were expecting 2000 people for the entire show and had 1400 the FIRST DAY come build.

For the first time, I had people telling me they came to Celebration ESPECIALLY to BUILD at the WORKSHOP. How cool and flatering is that ? Makes my staff and I very proud to hear that.


DIORAMA WORKSHOP FLASHBACK
CELEBRATION V : HOTH ECHO BASE DIORAMA WORKSHOP

Trying to cool off in Florida LOL ... Orlando 2010 - My LOYAL STAFF of helpers for the Wonders of Hoth, and ALL SURVIVED the STYROFOAM FUMES !!! :P

Hope i get all names ok, my memory is getting bad with old age ;p

Alyssa, Chris, Tony, Scott, Fred, Simon, JAMIE !!! (been with me since CII), me in the front, Patricia (glad you stayed LOL) Duke, Mark, Danielle, John and John.

Maybe YOU will be in the group photo NEXT convention ?

Celebration VII : Workshop Figure Fund







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