Dream Toy Part 2 -Prototype

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Emerson played with the level he created while controlling a price bubble with magnets.

We went to Emerson’s place with a cardboard suitcase, a pegboard, and several wooden platform-building pieces and simple machine miniatures. We made prototypes of his favorite characters with found materials from TLTL. Magnets are essential to our design as it created a magical playing experience. It allowed Emerson to control his favorite characters and bubbles as if they were automatically moving.

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Newton prototype on a suitcase
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Our platform-building pieces

Once Emerson saw the materials we brought, he knew exactly what to do with them. He had a lot of interesting ideas on the scrap pieces that we found from the laser-cut recycle bin. “This can be a cage, like a prison” or “This piece can be like a hammer that falls from the sky.”

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Showing him the toy for the first time.
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Emerson was setting up a zip line on the pegboard.

 

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His sister, Maisie, helped out
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Emerson was thinking about the items he wanted to add to the game

He thought of more items to add in the game and gave us his list.

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Lastly, we asked him to draw the suitcase cover
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Little Big Planet Emerson Edition!