Plastock Creates Movie Magic with Perspex® acrylic
UK-wide manufacturer Plastock uses Perspex® acrylic in a huge range of their projects, from work in the defense sector, to interior design, exhibitions and even the movies – in fact the company’s screen accolades to date include Star Wars, James Bond 007 and Strictly Come Dancing.
Their team says: “We’re big fans of Perspex® acrylic due to its durability and robust nature – these characteristics mean this material is often our material of choice when asked to create pieces for film”.
And Yahoo’s latest venture proved no exception!
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The hugely successful Hotel Transylvania franchise returned with its second instalment, Hotel Transylvania 2 and to celebrate, Yahoo ran a “How Many Murray’s?” competition in alignment with its release using Perspex® acrylic to build the props.
The film focuses around a previously monster-only hotel now open to human guests. It’s set a few years after the first, and the main characters now have a son Dennis whom they fear is not displaying any vampire-ish tendencies like his grandfather – Dracula. They therefore enlist the help of Dracula and his friends to release Dennis’ inner-vamp!
Murray the Mummy appears in the film as one of Dracula’s friends – and is the character whom the competition is based on.
The children’s competition involved guessing how many soft toy Murray’s were in a giant Perspex® acrylic box mounted on a reflective purple stand. And as you can see from the video below, the box was huge!
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Plastock was responsible for the design, manufacture and finish – delivering the box and stand to its happy owners. Perspex® acrylic sheeting was used to create the see through box, which had been CNC routed and laser cut by the in-house manufacturing team at Plastock’s High Wycombe base.
For more information visit www.plastock.co.uk.