Creation of the League of Legends Trophy
If you have ever wondered how those flashy trophies they give out at League of Legends tournaments are made, then wonder no more. Recently, one of the designers gave a brief behind-the-scenes look into how the League of Legends trophies are created.
The most recent design was crafted by cosplay and props legend Harrison Krix for the 2015 North American Collegiate Championship. Krix only had 4 weeks to build 9 trophies -- starting with the design, which took 7 days to complete.
After finishing the design, Krix and his team went to work using a series of methods. The process included basic hand work, laser carving, and engraving. They used materials such as styrene, acrylic, sintra (a type of PVC board), MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and a large piece of urethane to complete the task.
As you can imagine, the result was phenomenal, and 9 lucky contestants went home with amazing pieces of artistry. For a more in-depth look at the trophy-making process, check out Harrison Krix’s blog.