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Post #1077110

Author
wombat_94
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Criterion-like box set for njvc's custom blu-ray set
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Date created
18-May-2017, 3:24 PM

I had to come back here and say thank you again to stealthboy for sharing not just your ideas, but your source files.

After months of tinkering, experimenting and about a week of production, I have completed my box set (x5 as I am giving away a few sets as part of a Star Wars 40th Anniversary screening in my back yard this weekend)

This is almost identical to your original files, except for a few small tweaks… I updated the flyer for my final configuration of the boxset - 11 discs (3 NJVC feature 50GB blu-rays, 4 NJVC documentary blu-rays, SW SSE and ESB and Jedi Grindhouse blu-rays and a final disc of a DVD of the 1978 holiday special). I also added a 16GB flash drive (which I refer to as the “Stolen Data Tapes” 😃 to each set with supplementary material best enjoyed on a computer - scripts, concept art, poster art, the radio dramatizations and remastered soundtrack albums.

As to the design, the one thing I did have to change was the size of the slipcase since my set ended up needing more space and while I was at it, I replaced the plain black background of the top/bottom/spine with a starfield background that I created while playing with Gimp.

It took me quite a while to come up with a box construction method and way to attach the glossy printed artwork that I was satisfied with. Ultimately I ended up constructing the box with masking tape and attaching the artwork with scotch permanent double sided crafting/scrapbooking tape.

I could not be happier with the final results.

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The “Stolen Data Tapes” thumb drive fits under the tab that normally holds the paper flyer in my fourth blu-ray case for supplemental materials.

Finally… here are all five sets ready for this weekend. One set is for me to keep. Three are gifts for very close friends and I think I will now use my “spare” set as a prize for whoever gets the highest score on a Star Wars trivia quiz I am going to hand out at my 40th anniversary backyard screening of Star Wars this weekend.
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Thank you once again, stealthboy. You saved me TONS of time by sharing your source files.

wombat94