On Oct 27 2004, I received a request for a commission project -- the catch was that the client needed the model within 7 days!
Since the model was small and the construction was to be pretty basic in nature, I said 'why not' and dedicated my weekend to this project.
Flint Co, a construction company in Tusla Oklahoma, was having a dinner themed around the notion of "building blocks". They wanted me to build a large bowl with their logo on it -- they'd use it as a centerpiece on one of their tables, and fill it with "LEGO block candy".
I came up with the sketch (below), emailed it to the client, and began building within a few days!
Here's a close-up of the logo. The lettering is mounted sideways, since it could be rendered more accurately using upturned LEGO plates.
A look inside the box. I added the "little helper" onto the side of the model to add a little whimsy and some character to the model.
Here is Flint Co's logo. Since there was no way the red lettering could be rendered as small as we needed, we opted to simply print it out and adhere it to the facade of the model.
This was my original sketch of the model.