"The Noobz" the 1st Art toys from Blizzard Entertainment.
I presented the idea last year to different people at Blizzard by doing a 3d print of the design I created.
The licensing team was quite excited and after few weeks of talks they decided to produce it.
Blizzard contacted Bigshot Toyworks to clean, tweak and cut the model to make it ready for production. Scott Wetterschneider rework the model and even if few details changed I am quite happy that the overall shape is very close to my original model.
The paint design of the Raynor was designed by Brian Huang and supervised by Nick Carpenter from the cinematic team.
Then Bigshot Toyworks worked with Ben Mathis set up the UV's and laid out the graphics.
For the internal contest I wanted to participate instead of being a judge to push my idea to the end.
A group of internal judges picked the 3 designs they liked without knowing the name of who did the painting.
Lucky for me they picked my design :)
by Julien Lefebvre
Big special Congrats to John Butkus and Oliver Chipping the 2 others winners, I was very impressed by the amount of details they managed to put on it.
by John Butkus
World of Warcraft team
by Oliver Chipping
Big thanks to Blizzard Entertainment and the licensing team for make it happen
Thanks to the people that I worked directly with:
And aswell everyone else who supported the idea and participate to the production of it.
Thanks for the support and critics of few friends during the design of the 3d model.
And to my wife for supporting my crazy ideas and for following me around the world.
Anne-Sophie Lefebvre /gac
I hope that I forgot no one if it s the case let me know