As you can see, Katie is already painting her Slave Quarters Tatooine creation that you and your family can also choose to build at this years Celebration VI Diorama Builders booth, but I am getting ahead of myself…
August 23-26 2012, the time has come for yet another diorama adventure and to show kids of all ages just how much arts & craft fun you can have with your Hasbro action figures once you open them from the box for playset display. You do open your figures right? This year is our 10th anniversary and our BIGGEST undertaking so far, So let’s go into detail as to what you and your kids will experience at this years Tatooine workshop…
Welcome to the Diorama Builders – Pick up your OFFICIAL BADGE.
Well the FIRST THING you will be given is your OFFICIAL Lucasfilm Celebration VI Diorama Workshop I.D. Badge. These exclusive badges are courtesy of Reed and Lucasfilm and printed at the same company as the MAIN badges. So for the ultimate completist, you will have to come build if you want an entire set of Celebration VI Official badges. These badges are for BUILDERS ONLY.
RECEIVE your FREE WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY : EXCLUSIVE TEMPORARY TATTOOS
The adults have the REAL Tattoo booth to play in, but kids like Ethan here, don’t have to feel left out with our EXCLUSIVE Celebration VI Diorama Workshop Tattoos. We have 6 GREAT designs. We will be giving them away ONE PER DAY (Utini heart, Jabba Anchor, Ewok Pirate, Boba Skull) while supplies last. The 10 year Tattoo is given to ALL who sent in or dropping off Toys for our FIGURE FUND and the Tribal Jabba Arm Band is for our GROUP builders.
CHOOSE YOUR PROJECT: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BUILD ON TATOOINE ?
This year we’ve spiced things up a little, there are 3 LEVELS of build to challenge ALL skill levels.
1 – MAIN GENERAL BUILD: LEVEL C – CHILDREN: ALL AGES
BIG HOUSE / SMALL HOUSE
The main fixtures of Tatooine are Mos Espa and Mos Eisley. Fans will be able to create the houses that bring these cities to life. Depending on how much time you want to spend in the workshop, you have 2 models to choose from, the small 8×8 house or the BIG 8×16 house. Both use Plaster Bandages and Painting techniques. If you can, bring an OLD T-shirt for your child – it can get messy – yet so much fun – building these.
The Tatooine Canyons contain many rocky cliffs, where the Jawas capture R2, or where the Tusken Raider attacks Luke, or Ben Kenobi’s house. Each person will build a section of ROCK using the scrunched paper technique invented for the Ewok Tree build at Celebration IV. This is the LEAST messy of the builds but still looks cool. When all the rocks will be lined up it will form huge canyons.
A fun half day project that uses Coat hangers and Plaster Bandages and Paint to create the savage dwelling camps of the Sand People. We will disperse all the tents into groups of 12-15 to form camps scattered around Tatooine.
With the heat and dryness of Tatooine a farmer needs his Moisture Vaporators. This not only looks so cool, but is actually a great CRAFT build, Using Spools, straws, beads and mini clothespins, you create a full sized Moisture Vaporator.
2 – GROUP BUILD : LEVEL B – BEGINNERS : AGES 13+
1:1 Hasbro Scale JAWA SANDCRAWLER
This is very exciting for us, this year is the first time that we are so prepared, we will have time to actually build WITH the fans. We thought what would be a fun interactive way to spend the day together… well massive 1:1 Hasbro scaled vehicles of course. The first GROUP BUILD option is the refrigerator size Sancrawler. The core was designed here in Montreal and then flattened and shipped to Orlando. ALL the textures, Details, Painting will be done by a group of 10-15 fans in the course of the 4 day event.
1:1 Hasbro Scale JABBA SAILBARGE
Option 2 for the group build – is the MASSIVE 94″ mega Sail Barge. As leader of this build I am MORE then THRILLED to let everyone know that at the end of the convention, this group build will be donated to Steve Sansweet and brought back to San Francisco and be on permanent display at the Rancho Obi-Wan Museum. How awesome an opportunity is that? This way the 10-15 fans brave enough to help me create this masterpiece, will know that it will be seen by future visitors from around the world beyond the 4 day Celebration Convention. A true honor for any Star Wars custom fan.
3 – ASSIGNED BUILDS : LEVEL A – ADVANCED : AGES 16+
WATTO’S SHOP and JUNKYARD – CANTINA – DOCKING BAY 94 – JABBA’S PALACE
Well as much as we love to plan ahead, some things just take too much time and we want to leave some fun for builders at the show right? Each year we meet more and more very talented builders who are just dying to jump into the deep end of the pool with us. So for them, we will hand off detailed set photos of scene specific events we need for display and allow their creativity to go wild. This is our way to that the loyal builders who return year after year to build with us.
EXCLUSIVE GROUP BUILD GROUPIE T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY
Last but not least, for those fans who are daring enough to help us with our MASSIVE GROUP BUILDS we have VERY LIMITED amount of Official T-shirts as our THANK YOU GIFT to you. It’s the least we can do for spending the entire weekend with us don’t you think ?
So there you have it – If Celebration V attendance is anything to go by, This years workshop will be AWESOME and VERY POPULAR – so make sure to come in EARLY if you don’t want to wait the long line ups to get in.
Remember that ALL creations built at the WORKSHOP as well as EVERY SINGLE TOY DONATION that is on display gets to RETURN HOME with you as your workshop experience souvenir. After the show you can continue your adventure at Dioramaworkshop.com where every blueprint, instruction and decal used at Celebration VI Return to Tatooine will be made available to the general public.