This is Bits and Bobs a character featured in Legoland Mythica’s new ride, the flight of the sky lion. Bits and Bobs is a New realistic meet and great character at Legoland resort Windsor, and you can meet him and find out all about him in their new Mythica land.
Legoland Mythica is a new world where Lego creations can come to life by going through a magical portal.
I built 2 identical bits and bobs puppets for Legoland mythica. he features a mechanised head built by Adam Keenan Animatronics, and has custom made eyes, he has silicone nose and face features, and has a fake arm illusion. He also features sounds and noises. building for theme parks is a a fun challenge, as the characters and puppets take very hard wearing. used daily often in outdoor settings with close contact with thousands of park guests, can take its toll on any puppet or mascot and when building you have to find ways to mitigate that level of use.
I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. Also I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. I have a performance background as both an actor and puppeteer. So when I develop characters and build puppets I always approach the project from the point of view of the performer. Due to this I strive to build characters that are engaging and believable, whilst making them a joy to perform. Allowing the puppeteer to get the maximum and most versatile performance out of them. I have worked in puppets and creature FX for a number of years; spanning TV, Film, theatre and online mediums. Please do take a look through my galleries: puppets, Illustration, sculpture, Design or you can look over my experience to see some of the clients and projects I have worked on over the years. if your interested in any of my work please don’t hesitate to contact me.