Bible MiniWorld – Preview of "Pharaoh's Throne Room"

Here are a few photos of the next Bible MiniWorld set in the works: “Pharaoh’s Throne Room”, which will be a continuation of the front of the building found in the “Baby Moses” set. This will be the scene where Moses confronts Pharaoh and his magicians in Exodus 7, verses 8 to 12, asking him to let the Hebrew people go.

Right now it is still in the rough stage, trying out the different pieces to make sure everything fits properly. I usually start the process with some sketches to get the basic idea of the different needed parts. I check some books at the library and on line, then…
I start to create the actual model in 3D, the challenge being to create the pieces first flat with different folds in order to create the actual 3D pieces.

I draw the different pieces on computer, then once that is done, I print everything in black and white to try out and see if all the parts fit correctly. Usually at that stage there are small things to fix. This also helps to see if a certain part looks good or needs to be changed and done a different way, a very important step in the creation of the model. I usually also try to keep the different pieces and assembly simple.

So, heres the preview of the first stage of the model. Afterwards I will add color and texture, create the different details and accessories and the many Mini People. Then I will print it again, in color, test it again, and make sure everything is fine. And once assembled, take photos.
After that comes the tedious work of writing the instructions, which is a very important step to make sure everything is clear. Then the final layout and it is ready to post and available to download.

It is a long process, but always fun and challenging to create an actual 3D model of an idea first drawn on paper.

Bible Miniworld Paper Toys - a work in progress

Here are photos of the first 2 sets of the story of Moses in the series Bible Miniworld Paper Toys: the Hebrew houses, with the back of the houses open to place the Minipeople inside; and the brick-making place where the Hebrew men are working as slaves making bricks.

This set includes young Moses as a prince of Egypt.

Each set comes with new Minipeople as well as many accessories that you can play with.

Next sets in the works will be the scene with the burning bush and the palace of Pharaoh with many new Minipeople.

And to get you started, here's a free sample of "Neferhotep, the architect" that you can download at this link:

Don't forget to check also the first set of this series: "The princess and the baby" that you can download also for free at my web site

Bonjour de France

Thank you for your patience in waiting to see new posts on my blog and web site, these past few months have been very busy moving countries (I lived abroad for many years and now returned to France) and with all the setting up and getting everything in order, days have been quite full, but now I am ready to start working on different projects again.

I may not be able to post new things right away but will try soon. Here's a very small preview of a new project in the works: a new Bible Miniworld series of sets covering important events in the life of Moses, to complement the one already posted "the Princess and the baby".

Thank you for all your notes and encouraging comments on my blog, if you have any questions or if I miss answering your comments on the blog, don't hesitate to write me.