Sunday, February 27, 2011
Fun With LOST Megos: Santa Rosa Hurley
I thought it only fitting that I create a Santa Rosa "diorama"
for Mego Hurley since he came dressed in his bathrobe and
slippers. And I knew I wanted a Connect Four game
to be included in the scene.
I created the backdrop from cardboard. I got the
inspiration to use foam alphabet blocks from a screencap
of the game room at Santa Rosa.
The table and folding chairs are wrestling props from the
Jakks Pacific wrestling figures. The wrestling accessories
are a gold mine but also come with some unique problems....
The table is a "breakaway" table for staging wrestling scenes.
I certainly didn't want it collapsing during a rousing game
of Connect Four, so I super-glued along the "break" and then
covered the top with black craft foam and trimmed to size.
The Connect Four game presented another issue.
I played around with a couple of ideas that yielded
less than desirable results. I finally settled on
constructing it of craft foam: cheap and easy to work
with. I printed out graph paper I customized to
5 grids per inch at
The next step was to adhere it to the foam piece.
I used a double-sided roll-on tape that is intended for
scrapbooking. I was assured it was quite strong and
that I could also use it to assemble the Connect Four game.
I then trimmed the foam along grid lines, allowing a one
square border around 7 squares wide and 6 squares tall.
I purchased a 1/8" hole punch to make the holes,
one in each square.
I filled the holes with discs in red and black foam.
I repeated for the reverse side of the game, since the craft
foam is thin and one sheet wasn't stable enough.
The reverse side was made using the mirror image of the
front of the game. I trimmed it out with blue foam.
I had to use a thick black foam for the stand since that
particular thickness wasn't available in blue.
I was fairly satisfied with the result, though now that I
have a better mastery of the process, I will probably
make another Connect Four.