David House from Shore Fellowship Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ brings us these block boxes.
This design started with 5 trusses standing behind the drum set. David put them in a pattern that gave them depth. 1 16′, 2-12′, and 2-10′ trusses with moving heads set on top. There were LED’s set in the trusses as “up” lighting for them. There were 2 more trusses laying on the floor under the boxes. This was done so they could put what he calls “poor mans blinders” along the floor and then up the center trusses. These blinders can be set as a chase or all on if so desired.
The boxes were made with 2 inch thick styrofoam purchased at a building supply company that deals with stucco like products. It wasn’t expensive (about $150) but you will need to use the spray foam in a can to glue them together. (purchased at same supply house as that is more white and what you get at Home Depot is yellow color) The amount of boxes you could use is only limited to the amount of LED’s you have to put in them.
David used clear Coroplast for the front but found you could see the fixture inside the box. So he added a white sheer material to the inside” side of the Coroplast and that solved the problem. He used broken pieces of skewer sticks and used them to pin the Coroplast to the front of the boxes. This allowed them to access the lights if need be.
The LED’s inside the boxes were facing the back wall and their wires run out a small hole cut in the back. Addressing each box separately gave a tremendous amount of versatility to the colors and patterns that could be programmed creating some fun scenes.