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VECTORWX Props and Foam theming for Puzzle and Escape Room Attractions

We’ve started diving into the Puzzle and Escape Room Attraction Industry and have been having a blast making some really fun props and some themed panels specific to the room’s theme. 

The project we’re currently working on includes a fully themed custom entrance, 3 separate and fully themed rooms with unique puzzles and props in each room, a themed hidden passage, and a photo opportunity prop that allows the customer to either print pictures on-site and charge for the service or load the pictures to Facebook to allow customers to tag, share, and like the picture online (which also results in free marketing for the business and usually results in a “like” on your page). 

While we do work on large projects, we wanted to discuss some options for the majority of the smaller scale businesses in this industry.

VECTORWRX focuses on foam props and foam themed elements to help bring another level of immersion to the experience.  Imagine having an Egyptian Tomb themed attraction and instead of just having some puzzles specific to the theme, you install themed panels that resemble an Egyptian tomb theme so when customers walk into the attraction it looks just like they are actually walking into an old tomb complete with ambient sounds such as torches flickering and scarabs crawling around on the floor.

 

VECTORWRX also offers consulting services for Puzzle and Escape rooms.  An ideal situation for this service is if you know you want a theme or maybe have an idea of the theme and you’re not sure how to execute the plan.  Our team can develop a storyline that would include puzzles, special effects such as ambient sounds or things being triggered by an event, LED lighting, RFID components, and we also have custom built software to help you manage the entire experience.  We also offer an exclusive service where we can design a custom experience with a theme that would only be sold to you so you can rest assured you’ll have something unique that no one else has.

 

Our high density foam props and themed panels can also come hard coated in our VECTOR Tough Coat.  VECTOR Coat adds a durable plastic-like shell over the foam to make sure it lasts.  This coating can also come in a Fire Rated version for companies that must meet specific building codes.

Our company also has the ability to make certain custom puzzles, depending on the scope of the project.  We have the ability to embed RFID components so that locks are unlocked automatically once a puzzle is solved.  We can also include sound or different effects that are automatically triggered when certain events happen.

These are just some of the services that we offer that are specific to the Escape Room and Puzzle Room industry.  If you have a need for a specific prop, theming, or element, feel free to reach out to us at info@vectorwrx.com

Giant Form Props for Tradeshows

We produce a lot of giant foam props for tradeshows, casinos, theme parks and many other industries.

Foam props are designed to be lightweight, portable and strong. Supporting someones weight is an important aspect, along with determining how they’ll be using the prop.

There are a lot of initial questions that go into determining what type of prop you may need. The more the needs can be defined the better overall prop.

Here are a few questions we ask clients:

  • Will they be sitting on it for long periods of time?
  • Standing next to it?
  • Touching the top of it?
  • Walking around it or flat against a wall?
  • What areas will need to be protected more than others (less of a hardcoat means you save more $$)

Whether it be large 26 ft tall Poseidon statues or 5 ft tall gummi bears, what we can produce is only limited by your imagination.

 

We’re able to work within confined areas and maximize the usage of space. 

How It’s Made: Magic Wheelchair Demagorgon

We where honored to take part in a very rapid build for the Magic Wheelchair foundation. With the Seattle Emerald City Comic-Con fast approaching, Magic Wheelchair reached out to us to see if we were able to help a kiddo with a quick build. The initial scope was too big and after some tweaking we widdled it down to something we could pull off, and quickly. We took it on and in under a week, were able to create something quite amazing….a full on demagorgon that could attach to Kiley’s chair!

The build started off with a simple 3D design that we quickly adjusted to work in for a layout for a wheelchair. Knowing that the demagorgon had to be BIG, we had to figure out the pose that made the most sense.

 

After we decided on the post, we set out to start cutting the beast on our new 7-axis robot, Zoe. Zoe did fast work of the initial body, quickly cutting out the main section so we could send it to our sanding dept. In about 10 minutes, the part was cut and we were off to the races.

 

After our rough cut for the main body, we started the process of cutting the demagorgons arms! These things were massive!

 

After the arms and body was cut, we quickly glued them together…

After the glue set we moved the beast over to our hard coating area of the shop where we applied a good solid coating of Vector Tough Coat. This demagorgon would stand up to abuse!

 

After the hard coat cured we moved him over to our priming and painting area….he was getting close to getting wrapped up.

…and more paint gets applied. Time to apply lots of layers. This demagorgon needs to look scary!

 

The upside down…meet the demagorgon!