Making an Illuminated Action Figure Display Stand!

Our next laser cutter project is an exercise of designing with slot joints to piece together a clear acrylic display stand that houses LED lights for underlighting. Norm walks through his design process and prototyping for this action figure platform, the lessons learned in vector design, and completes the build with a collectibles photo shoot. Download the vector files for this project to make your own!

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3 thoughts on “Making an Illuminated Action Figure Display Stand!

  1. the shape and effect came out really well, and i like the elegance of using artefacts of what the joint requires for it.

    maybe it’s less of a factor when you see it irl, but with how much the shape seems to get lost with the lighting, maybe painting the outside-facing edges of the acrylic would make for a really dramatic effect.

  2.   yeah, I’ve been thinking of hitting it all with a light coat of black, or doing light dry brushing along the edges. Or…maybe hairspray chipping technique to make it look like light is emitting through cracks?

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