Giant replica toy car box

Larger-than-life is something we at Cod Steaks do on a regular basis and something our car obsessed client was in need of.

Cod Steaks's brief to produce a model car box capable of housing a real car required a surprising degree of design. This was due in no small part to ensuring it could perform as a convincing full scale prop while also functioning as a carrier for a classic BMW M3. The box was built so that it could be assembled, disassembled, packed, reassembled and reused.

Perfectly matched to a Tamiya 1/10 scale sample, our version measured 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 metres, had two front mounted acrylic windows and an opening end 'flap' that doubled as a ramp, allowing a full size car to be driven inside. The base of the box was constructed from steel and load tested to ensure it could withstand upwards of two tonnes in weight.

The robust construction was spray-coated white before being wrapped with full colour graphics to complete the authentic toy car box look.

In addition, two smaller cardboard replicas were created, to aid with additional photographic requirements. These would eventually be used in literature that accompanied our vocalist's high-profile and highly-anticipated follow up recording.



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