I've been having a lot of fun making companion cubes lately.
It all started years ago. I had just started making props and at the time I was really interested in making cubes out of various materials. My young friend Q's birthday was coming up. Q was deep into portal at the time. Naturally I decided I would make him a companion cube. I learned a lot making that first cube. Mostly, how not to make a Companion Cube.
Time passes. Q is now eight years old. I've started working on projects with him on the occasional Friday afternoon. First we built some Papertoy Monsters. After that it was time for something a little more ambitious. A Companion Cube of his very own.
From time to time over the last couple years I would contemplate the "Companion Cube Problem". Letting it turn over in the back of my mind. So when it came time for Q to construct his own Companion Cube I had a plan. This cube would be smaller than the first one and slightly less accurate but I could prep all the pieces into a kit that Q could build.
I wasn't done yet, though. I had one more theme that needed doing. A post-apocalyptic, Fallout style Companion Cube.
So that is the story of the Companion Cubes. I think there will be more. Facebook suggested several other themes I think I'd like try.