Transformer fans: opinions on energon cubes?
As I may have mentioned, I plot to upgrade my G1 Optimus Prime 9.1 scale toy costume for use at Halloween this fall. As part of this I want to build a glowing energon cube cup holder for drinking. I've only just begun design work for it, and seek your opinions at this early stage.
First concept to settle: color! Energon cubes back in the 80's were either purple/pink or a more energetic rainbow flowing pattern. I'd prefer to try the latter. I could use a layer of red & blue plastic within to still give it a purplish effect. Also, I've sourced LED's that auto-change their color over about 35 seconds, so rainbow-range would actually be easier for LED's that aren't staying constant. I'd use a layer of opaque white plastic near the outer walls to blur things, after wrapping them in prism plastic to diffract them a bit.
Size: The cube will have to be big enough to contain a tall highball glass from a bar, or perhaps a sport bottle I source out - I have to be able to left the vessel out to prove I'm not bringing in alcohol, and also that I've none while walking between bars. Thinking a 1' cube would be right?
I'd build a handle on my 'end' of the cube for easy holding, and the 9V batteries would also be concealed there. Unit would be mostly plexiglass, colored plastic, LED's, wires, bathroom window prism plastic...and a long straw.
Any thoughts at this stage?
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