At Laserbean, we love a good party. When a great friend said he was going to throw a Bladerunner themed party for his 50th, we were intrigued and excited, knowing just how much effort he typically puts into these things. Then we started pondering about what would make the perfect present to give to him. We decided building him his very own lifesize replicant was probably out of the question (although maybe next time!).
After much debate, we settled on creating a great wall decoration and lamp for him, to mimic all the neon lit signs that are used through the Bladerunner film. We figured it would not only make a great wall decoration at all times for him, but could add to the experience of the night’s party itself too. There was one image from the film that he had referred to a lot, and we quickly decided to use this. It can be seen in the background behind Harrison Ford in the screenshot here.
So we set about thinking about how to make this thing using nothing but our brains, hands and our high powered laser! Some EL lighting wire, ultra-bright LED strips, latex and much toil and sweat later, and the results can be seen in the main picture at top! Also, below you can see a picture of the birthday boy himself looking fantastic in full Bladerunner outfit, holding his gift. The kanji symbol on the sign means origin, and appears several times in the movie.
We are hoping to make a product range out of this type of illuminated sign, we’d love your comments below if this is the kind of thing you’d like. Also if you want a one off piece made like this, get in touch and we’d love to see what can be done!