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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 lighted spheres for the Dancers to use.

Imagine’s crew travelled out to Qatar to assist in the training of the dancers and to manage the helium gas delivery, supply and use within the stadium.
Total dress rehearsals of 10 days before we entered into the Stadium for the final show.
Heat and dust were a major issue due to expansion of the helium from hot storage areas to the air conditioned stadium.

Within the design stage the client wanted a small 1.3m diameter sphere to be helium filled to float yet also carry a payload of an LED light, plus battery pack and switch.
So through research and in house testing we worked from our knowledge of the Paralympic Games in London 2012 and used a very lightweight TPU material which enabled us to go down to a very small volume.
We researched and designed our own internal LED unit for these spheres. 
Due to the location and Ramadan arriving we often worked in difficult situations with limited access to material and items we needed to make the internal LED lights work within the spheres.
It was found on site that the LED lights within the spheres were not bright enough when within the stadium setting and viewed through the TV monitors, so our crew re-wired and added additional lighting units on site and the end result was excellent!!!
Yet again our team worked well under pressure and improvised to make the sure the end visual look of the show was of a high international standard.

Another great success for Imagine at another world stadium event!!!!!

Video link of the inflatables in action below!

https://youtu.be/_n7qV2_1fmE

 

Monday May 20, 2019 at 4:26pm

We installed 2 x columns to flank the entrance to #urbanvillagefete at the weekend which helped welcome and direct guests into the free event and reinforce the event branding!

 

Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 12:25pm

Our client the #St Lucia Aquatics Federation asked us to produce some cylindrical water buoys for their race events in the beautiful bays in St Lucia. These buoys are 1m tall with a diameter of 70cm. The material is stock PVC which is ideal for short term events, but we can offer tarpaulin material for long term/repeated use particularly in choppy open water. Not an issue in this location!

 

 

Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 2:28pm

Our blimp operator installed and trained our customers how to fly and maintain their new blimp!

Use links below to view our YouTube videos of the installation and first flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv6Y7nBBeT8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S7zTLErY_k

 

Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 1:40pm

We installed six inflatable spheres with helium at the Excel in London yesterday which was for one of our ongoing customers for their exhibition. Making use of the venues height so these could be seen easily.

Another great install by the Imagine team! 

Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 11:38am

Our latest installation was at the Ricoh arena in Coventry yesterday where we installed a 4.5m sphere with helium. The sphere floated above the stand and was anchored onto a basket that the customer made to look like a hot air balloon. 

The customer was really pleased with the finished look and I am sure it will draw lots of attention to their stand! 

Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 10:40am

Air dancers are a great way to advertise your business if you don't have much space for bigger inflatables and they can be made with detachable banners so artwork can changed for future events. 

See video link of them in action! 

https://youtu.be/hNDBPnB7MJg

 

Friday April 12, 2019 at 10:08am

These 1m tall buoys are travelling out to St Lucia to the Aquatics Federation to act as markers in swimming races in one of the many beautiful bays there.

Monday April 8, 2019 at 11:25am

We recently made a bespoke inflatable football pitch for McDonalds which will be used for community football games. 

The pitch is 25m x 15m and was fully printed to match the brand pantone colours along with removable banners so artwork can be changed in future if required for future events. 

Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 12:24pm

One of our recent orders was for a 3m diameter inflatable sphere that was fully printed to resemble the real basketball design that our customer EMS required. 

The sphere was sealed and air filled so it could be tethered to the vehicle roof for the customers event. EMS installed this themselves and they did a great job as the sphere looks fantastic! 

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