| Coney Island Miniature Novelty Statue Quote -- 3D Designer Needed [message #66370] Thu, 18 April 2013 18:28 UTC
I'm a graphic designer for a New York promotions company, and we're looking to make a series of small statues (around the size of paperweights -- maybe larger) based on Coney Island attractions such as the Wonder Wheel. To save time with overseas production, naturally we're looking to have the initial mockups made via a 3D printer, so that we can use the 3D-printed mockups for making mass production molds at our factories. I'd like to hire someone to make the 3D CAD artwork as well as the actual plastic mockups: if this is something a potential designer is interested in, feel free to check out the details below and send me a message:
Based on the photos, what would the practicality be to create three detailed mockups -- and assuming the items can be made with a 3D printer, roughly what would the cost be per unit? Please note: these are just a few photos we have offhand, which only include the Wonder Wheel and the carousel; we're also getting a third statue made, which we can provide photos for eventually.
Also, I don't have the exact sizes offhand, but I can provide further measurements soon. Again, these statues are intended to be the size of paperweights or snow globes; which means the challenge here is getting all of the detail compact into a small object, such as the Wonder Wheel, which of course has lots of intricate girders and wires.
Another question: based on the estimated sizes of the units, what would the approximate turnaround time be for making one -- with as much detail as possible? The detail is key, since we're going to use the 3D prints for mass production items, thus we'll need lots smoothness rather than grooves.
Thanks for your help -- but any 3D printers/CAD designers in the New York/New Jersey area are much appreciated!
-Baron von Brunk
Custom LEGO Blog: http://vonbrunk.tumblr.com/