How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made

How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made

Those big trophies that the winners of League of Legends tournaments get don't just appear out of thin air. Someone has to design and build them, and in this case, that someone was cosplay/props legend Harrison Krix, of Volpin Props. Going off some sketches made by his friend Tom, Krix had four weeks to build nine trophies for League of Legends' North American Collegiate Championship late last year. By the time they had the design finalised, he was down to 21 days.

How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made

Asked to build one giant winner's trophy and eight smaller awards, Krix built them out of styrene, acrylic, sintra (a type of PVC board), MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and a big block of urethane.

How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made
How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made

The trophies were made using a variety of techniques, using everything from delicate hand-carving to laser-engraving.

How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made
How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made

The end results? Fantastic.

How A League Of Legends Trophy Is Made

You can read/see more on Krix's build for the job over on his blog.


Comments

    Not to be a jerk but that's not how you make a trophy for a 'significant' event.
    Even I've got to admit that eSports are now significant enough to demand better, as in metal. It doesn't have to weigh two kilos but it shouldn't feel like a McDonald's toy either.

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