Royal Kingdom Lobby and Throne


In my last post, I wrote about the set and stage design to create a castle for the Royal Kingdom summer camp theme.

Today we turn our attention to the lobby.

The UCC team did a great job transforming the lobby. This was the lobby.

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This is the entrance to the main hallway to the worship center.

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The hallway itself looked amazing, with Minecraft torches (purchased online), swoopy fabric, and LED lighting.

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The centerpiece of the lobby was an oversized throne.

They had asked me to design a centerpiece for the lobby. I found a throne on Google Sketchup Warehouse, and made it larger than life.

Since it was an ornate throne and I knew they had limited budget, I put it in really more like an inspiration piece, thinking that they would modify it according to what their capabilities were. But when I saw the photos, I was floored.

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It is amazing!

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The throne is almost 8 feet tall. It is made entirely of wood. You can see the scale in the photo below. (Faces blurred for privacy.)

I sent them dimensioned plans and they followed them almost exactly!

The church had a volunteer who is a woodworker, who made this entirely out of scrap lumber he had collected.

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He had previously made a bed but the client did not like the knobs, so he cut them off and saved them. They were perfect for the throne!

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The amount of detail and craftsmanship is amazing.

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Another volunteer looked at the design and used his computerized cutter to recreate the top of the throne.

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How I love it when people use their God-given gifts!


Event directors: Jake Lucero, Hannah Nielsen. Construction: Steve Haffly and construction team. Throne: Randy Stevens and Bill Krause. Photos and info: Glen Nielsen and Corrie Haffly and the Breakaway photo team. Set/stage design by Angela Yee (Throne from Google 3D warehouse by Max M.)

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