As seen at STAR WARS CELEBRATION V • HOTH ECHO BASE DIORAMA BUILDERS
Orlando, FL, USA from August 12 to 15 2010.
pre production Celebration V DESIGNING HOTH PROTOTYPES
Welcome to the OFFICIAL Star Wars Celebration V Hoth Echo Base Diorama Builders workshop site featuring my EXCLUSIVE CREW COVERAGE not seen anywhere else on the web.
From May to July 2010
The first thing to do after selecting your theme, and getting it approved by Lucasfilm, is for me to design and make prototypes to make sure it’s easy to make for all ages using materials you can find at home if you want to continue your build, or for those who couldn’t make it at the actual convention, build it for the first time as well. With the prototypes, I can create the instructions for the fans and most important, how it will all FIT together. The simplicity of the final design, to have it all fit like LEGO was genius. If I do say so myself 🙂 It captures the look of the movie and made sense. Of course we were lucky to have 30 feet of tables to display it on which a lot of us at home don’t have, but it is easily modified to fit anywhere and any size.
The photos below span 2 months of watching the Empire Strikes Back Hoth scenes and taking lots of notes, sketches, testing builds and having my friend Andre, who lived in my home town Montreal and was crew with us at STAR WARS CELEBRATION III DEATH STAR DIORAMA BUILDERS, help out 2 days on a long weekend finisheg up the tests. There are more than 138 photos of what it takes to prepare the convention for you guys, so sit back and enjoy my photos…