Building Life-Sized Cardboard Superheroes!

Connor Lee and Bauer Lee (co-founders) share how they started their journey of cardboard building. Come watch and see their life-sized models of Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Groot, C-3PO, R2D2, Black Manta, Wall-E, Hulk Buster, and more. Learn about the events they hold for people to make cardboard Thor Hammers, Captain America & Wonder Woman shields, and Wonder Woman gear. Also, learn useful tips on how to build your own cardboard superheroes.

What are the problems you aim to help solve with this project?:
My brother and I are trying to promote the arts for youth during this time of quarantine. The arts are being cutoff from many schools at this time, and we want to inspire creativity in people. We want to share our love for superheroes with the world and show people what they can make with everyday items in their house. One thing that many have at their homes, especially at this time, are Amazon boxes. Instead of throwing them out, we want to show people the many things you can do to re-purpose these boxes.

What are some of the major challenges you have encountered and how did you address them?:
One major challenge we have faced are scaling superheroes from paper to make them life-sized & three-dimensional. There are a lot of calculations that are used to make this happen, and one small error can have a big effect on the final product. Because paper print-outs of superheroes can't show depth, we have to really research each project. Also, we don't use any computer programs or laser cutters to build the life-sized cardboard models as do everything by hand. However, we do use computer programs and a laser cutter for our Thor Hammers, Captain America & Wonder Woman shields, and Wonder Woman gear where we teach people to build during events.

Project Website
Categories: Making, At Home Learning, Laser Cutting
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