MEGA STAR DEBUT
The inspiration for the newest display, the Mega Star, came from the movie “Christmas Chronicles 2.” Greg Liebig, long-time chair of the production committee, designed it using the innovative software Fusion 360. An
in-house CNC router and plasma machine created the tool paths and cut all major components. The structural components are made from steel and the spires are aluminum. Fabrication and assembly for the structure and trailer were done by Tom Shircel and Mark Hayon, also members of the production committee. The lights were
installed by production crew volunteers and the testing and final wiring was handled by Rich Neerhof. While the Mega Star was going to have more spires, due to supply
shortages, the necessary controllers were unavailable. This 3-D Mega Star is over 20 feet tall, 18 feet wide, and weighs about 450 pounds. It’s lit with about 2,800 RGB fully programmable lights and is an awesome
addition to the show.