It was a pleasure designing with and for Emerson. I’m also very thankful to work with Lilian who is such a great maker! For our dream toy, we made a physical version of a PlayStation platform building game, “Little Big Planet.” Little Big Planet is Emerson’s all-time favorite game. It was his idea to make the game a physical version.
The game consists of a piece of 17*11 in. pegboard, 2 pieces of 8.5*11 in. pegboard, 5 laminated background variations, 6 original characters from Little Big Planet #3, 4 additional “boss” characters designed by Emerson and us. We include game-like items such as sticker bubbles, small and large platform pieces, and wooden toy pieces like a treasure box, a cage, ladders, zip lines, bouncing pads, and a smasher. Lastly, we also make simple machine miniatures such as a pulley, ramps, and lever.
Apart from the hand-made characters, we also print “Sack Boy,” Emerson’s favorite character with Form Lab. We downloaded a file from Thingiverse.