London Olympics 2012: Red Queen

Queen of Hearts, built at Artem for the opening of the Olympics, senior mechanical designer for this pop-up and inflatable puppet.

It appeared along side Voldemort and Captain Hook also made at Artem.
Queen in bed

The Queen’s bed had to rise to 3m in to the air and with one person inside working the levers it could be lifted up, the arms and legs move and the mouth talk. With a two people on the ground it  could be rotate 360 degrees with ropes. Pneumatic radio masts were used for the bed legs up 3 meters and on board fans would inflate the body parts.

Queen mechanics


Queen mechy


Vol and queen