Bringing A Doll To Life

July 11, 2017 Flora Ekpe-Idang
 Property of Corage Dolls

Bringing A Doll To Life

By Flora Ekpe-Idang

Aaliyah is an intuitive 8-year-old Chicagoan that has a knack for creating solutions to problems that face her community and is an entrepreneur in the making. Aaliyah is also the first doll of our Corage Dolls Crew line. We’re so close to getting the final doll ready for you and in the meantime we want to take you down memory lane and show you the transformation of Aaliyah till now. Remember, stay up to date on the latest and exclusive details as we gear up to launch. Subscribe to coragedolls.com and follow us on social media at Corage Dolls!

 

Aaliyah as a 3D design

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We worked with a great designer to develop an image of Aaliyah that truly represents her personality, spirit, and the being of a girl of today.   

 

Aaliyah as a 3D-printed prototype

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In this image, we took the 3D design and printed a 3D doll. We used a local startup that had more than 10 3D-printers in their apartment and it looked like something out of Willy Wonka which of course was really cool!

 

Aaliyah as an updated 3D-printed prototype

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At this stage, we worked with our manufacturer to make iterations to the dimensions and format of the Aaliyah body (especially ball jointed) which is also 3D-printed.

 

Aaliyah now as a mold

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Check out where we are now. This image is the temp mold per the green wax samples. We can't wait to see what Aaliyah looks like next! Can you??