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Objective: design and develop my own unique designer toy.

Toy design is something I have had an interest in for a very long time. In 2019 I started a personal project with the goal to design and produce my own designer toy. Two years later, in 2021, the first edition was born.

The process went as follows:

- Sketching and ideating;

- Develop this design into a concept in 2D;

- Model the concept in 3D, I used Blender for this;

- 3D print the model, I used Cura to convert the Blender file to a printable STL file - printed on a Creality Ender-3;

- Sand, prime, and smoothen the 3D print;

- Make a silicon mold of the 3D print - initially I made a two part mold, but later on I found out that a single part mold actually  worked better;

- Cast in resin, which gave the most problems. Frequent problems included leakage in the mold and air bubbles not being able to escape the mold. A vacuum chamber solved the latter problem;

- Painting, I used an airbrush and waterslide decals for this;

- Packaging design, this will include two parts foam (with a cut-out), held together by a branded cardboard sleeve, and finally sealed in shrink wrap plastic.

Year: 2021

Brand: collectabun


Used software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender & Cura

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