Aaron Campbell from Rockford First in Rockford, IL brings us this great use of tons of Coroplast.
This series design was for their home group series: Love + Works. So they created this set with roughly 50 sheets of 4×8 Coroplast. The hanging ‘+’ symbols were attached to each other using about 10 bottles of Loctite Super Glue and a handful of white zip-ties. These were attached to their upper trussing and projection screens using black tie-line (rope). They hung everything using a rolling scissor lift.
The letters were all white Coroplast, over 2×4 wooden frameworks. The curves were created by slitting the outer side of the Coroplast every inch or so using a coro-claw. The letters were measured and created by one of their media interns who worked almost exclusively on these for 4 days. These used between 15 and 20 sheets of Coroplast.
The light boxes were black Coroplast with clear or Natural Coroplast backing. They hand-cut the holes after a failed attempt with a router and jig.
They rented blinders to put inside the four structures to light them.
After the designed this, they built it in about 5 days with 5 people, with another 5 jumping in here and there.
The primary cost was the Coroplast, though they had rental fees on the lift and lighting. The set cost roughly $1500.