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Friday October 7, 2022 at 11:08am
For our partners CSM we designed, made, installed and supervised a 9m wide tarpaulin arch for the Marathon run, and a 5m diameter helium filled sphere with an LED lighting unit inside, secured at night and in high winds in an inflatable 7m diameter cage, making the whole set up quick and much cheaper than alternative permanent buildings or scaffolding. Since the cage is heavy duty tarpaulin, with anchor points around the base and the top , the cage not just protects the sphere but acts as ballas....
Wednesday July 27, 2022 at 1:48pm
See Below link to our timelapse video of the Commonswealth 2022 sphereon Display in birmingham. This is helium filled but we created this tarp cage to store when not flying.Later on the week I will share more images and videos of our other pieces we have done for this event. Goodluck to all involved! 
Thursday June 30, 2022 at 2:23pm
We created these spheres ahead of the minions film release. We shipped eight of these to various locations around the world and they were individually painted by artists on site.  See below images from Universal studios in Hollywood. They have been used for public photo opportunities during the launch of the film.  See below another minion sphere onsite in Italy.  See below just arrived images from the Japan team. Our minion is now on display in Shibuya To....
Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 11:43am
Leading up to Christmas we were extremely busy preparing giant internally light spheres (5m, 4m and 3m) and 10 smaller spheres for this new production at the Expo 2020 Dubai.Why? The Musical, created by Shekhar Kapur and music by A.R. Rahman, features over 100 dancers We worked closely with the production team "Artists in Motion", to create these helium filled giant spheres and smaller cold air sealed spheres which included freehand painting gold highlights onto spheres, and sourcing a....
Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 3:13pm
For some time we have been working on a second project for Expo 2020 Dubai.We should be able to reveal this very shortly.Watch this space...
Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 2:07pm
Early in December 2021 we were briefed on a project for the Expo 2020 Dubai New Years Eve Celebrations 2022.The idea was to have a giant chrome sphere that would drop down from the top of the arena for a controlled 30 second countdown to the stroke of midnight, during Armin van Buuren's DJ Set. The sphere needed to fit within a central shaft under the stage which limited the sphere size to 7.2m in Diameter. The Sphere was made with an outer skin of highly reflective chrome PVC with anchor p....
Tuesday January 4, 2022 at 5:17pm
WOW!!! - What a show!Imagine Inflatables supplied, installed and managed this inflatable chrome ball drop. The ball was dropped with a 30 second count down to arrive on the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve, to kick off the celebrations and fireworks display at the Expo 2020 Dubai - featuring Armin van BuurenA few words from our client:"I just wanted to send a note of thanks for all your support in bringing the NYE orb to life. It really was the centrepiece of the night and it was stunnin....
Monday December 6, 2021 at 2:28pm
Our operations team have landed in Dubai, for Expo 2020. They are preparing and instructing on a very exciting project that we have been involved in for the past couple of months.Here is a link to a short film, showing part of the opening ceremony in the arena that we are currently working in.Dubai Expo 2022More on this to come shortly
Thursday November 28, 2019 at 3:52pm
Now that's a big baby! We were asked to produce this inflatable for Population Matters as a way of campaigning about the population increase across the world. We flew this in Parliament Square in London and it got a huge reaction during the Extinction Rebellion demonstration. Time Lapse Video of the inflation: 
Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 1:48pm
Emir of Qatar Cup 2019 is a tournament played every season by 18 first and second division teams. It is Qatar’s equivalent of our FA cup.We were asked to design the large inflatable central sphere which, via external projection was used as a giant inflatable projection screen.Following on from our success at the Sochi Winter Olympics we designed the working prototype for the giant 15m diameter central Sphere with hanging skirt.We also created, supplied and installed 150 x 1.3m diameter lig....
Thursday February 21, 2019 at 1:26pm
Imagine created an 8m long silver sprayed helium cloud within a very quick turnaround time for the handover ceremony from the Gold Coast to Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.Our operators had to learn on the day the timings and choreography for the live show event, and all went to plan. The cloud performed as it should have on time and on cue.    
Monday August 14, 2017 at 2:05pm Name:Various inflatables for the Confederation Cup Opening and Closing Ceremonies in St Petersburg, RussiaProject Brief:To provide a range of giant inflatables that can be brought onto the football pitch in the Zenit stadium and take large weight bearing loads without damaging the grass, which is a strict requirement of FIFA. The inflatables were proposed as a lightweight....
Monday March 31, 2014 at 5:14pm
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Monday March 24, 2014 at 1:10pm
Following on from our success at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in June of 2013 we were asked to tender for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Our brief was to reproduce St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow as a floating group of 15 domed towers coming together, as well as 30 large sealed ground based characters. These latter units were a mixture of animals and articles brightly artworked with a famous Russian pottery design that is the equivalent of Wedgwood in the UK.   We were given ....
Thursday November 22, 2012 at 12:40pm
Imagine were asked if we could use our skills and knowledge to paint a yellow raft gold. The paint had to be suitable so the inflatable could be used in water.Here is what we were able to achieve:After we had completed the task we found out that the raft was being used for gold medallist Ellie Simmons to experience the new Tropical Cyclone water ride at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. The special gold raft was to celebrate where it all began for Ellie as she learnt to swim there.Here are ....
Friday September 7, 2012 at 11:32am Imagine were asked to tender for a huge 5m diameter inflatable golden apple to be used in the Paralympic opening ceremony alongside some smaller more realistic looking helium filled apples.LOCOG wanted the small helium filled apples to have a diameter of no more than 130cm. This presented us with a problem as the PVC we usually use to produce helium filled items would not float with a volume this small. After some investigating we found a much lig....
Monday August 20, 2012 at 12:42pm
Imagine were asked to help design and create a giant 30ft character to promote the paralympic games.We were sent the below model that needed to be replicatedThe inflatable would be taken around the UK to promote the disability in motion camapaign which is linked to the Paralympic games. Here is the inflatable once finished and in situ in Edinburgh. We hope you agree that the character is a very good likeness to the model!And here he is on the South Bank of the River Thames.
Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 1:41pm Inflatable Hamster Crowd Balls 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony
Thursday August 2, 2012 at 3:20pm Imagine were asked to tender back in 2011 for the supply and operation of 4 giant helium clouds to be used for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. After a long drawn out process we learnt of our success with the tender and it soon became a huge project for us to manage in terms of design, logistics and manufacturing. LOGOC expressed their desire to have the clouds looking 'fluffy'....
Wednesday August 1, 2012 at 11:14am
Imagine were asked to create 10ft, 20ft and 40ft high Olympic Mascots. Wenlock and Mandeville would then be going on a tour of London, visiting all the boroughs before and during the Olympics and Paralympics. The 10ft and 20ft high mascots were cold air sealed while the 40ft high ones were a cold air filled system with a constant running fan.
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