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Mini Tardis Dr Who Prop

Flatline Tardis Dr Who Prop

Well, the latest BBC Dr Who series is almost upon us (Series 8, set to start 23/8/14), & there is palpable excitement amongst its many fans.  We (Icon & Co [Wales] Ltd) are very proud of our continued involvement as one of the suppliers to the show’s production in nearby Cardiff, & were especially excited to spot the media coverage of the mini Tardis Dr Who prop, which was built by ourselves, that appeared a few weeks back (see pic above).  Our handiwork was splashed across much of the British printed media, including The Sun’s full-page treatment which we’ve featured here.

As the animation below shows, we did have a little trouble with the transportation mechanism which, once installed, got stuck on a de-materialisation loop.  We did eventually manage to jump in and flick the necessary switch, bringing all back under control, but not after we lost the boss somewhere in 1835.  I’m sure he’ll be happy there…

Series 8 Dr Who Tardis

Dr Who prop, Series 8, Mini Tardis Prop

 

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Rotating Planet Earth Globe Prop

Animated Props & Copious Glitter!

 

One of my favourite Icon & Co created animated props, this rotating window feature was created to display gift items from the theme park’s on-site shop, with the park’s various zones each being represented by an interchangeable shelf.  A neat blending of some of the skill-sets on offer at Icon & Co; 3D timber & glass fibre construction, motorised automation, digital printing & the covering of stuff in copious quantities of glitter…

YouTube link ‘here’.  Also, earlier in the life of this project, we produced a series of animated illustrations to demonstrate to the client what their completed window display might look like, here.

AnimationHI_01