A "50" Birthday number created for Steve's 50 th Birthday.
Philippa wanted something spectacular, impressive and entertaining for both Steve and Steve's birthday guests at his half-century birthday party.
Philippa chose a 1m high by 1/2m Vodka Luge in the shape of a "50" with the addition of his name engraved into the front of the Luge. When we set it up, we think Philippa thought it was going to be smaller and less impressive. A 1m block of ice is certainly commanding and arresting.
As an ice sculpture it would have looked great and very imposing. But as a Vodka Luge that guests can pour alcohol through it, opened up a new dimension in having fun at a party!
The entry point to the "50" Vodka Luge was at the very top with the exit around half-way down. This length was to give a maximum run for the channel and make it easy for guests to use. Placing the exit point too low is very uncomfortable and not mush fun. As part of OUR service not only do we place a plastic sheaf or tube through the drilled channel, but also a funnel at the very top to guide the Aqua Vita through and into the downward channel. Not many ice companies do this.
Generally a channel will be drilled and left as an open channel. We know from pure experience that this can lead to all sorts of problems; the channel freezing closed (being blocked) due to water droplets flowing down the channel as the Vodka Luge defrosts; the water droplet hitting a cold spot (minus 10 or so degrees in the centre) resulting in the water droplet frezzing instantly - the main cause of blockages. A simple plastic sheaf/tube placed in the drilled channel solves this problem completely.
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Portrait
Height - 1m x 1/2m wide
Weight - 120kg+
Text - Yes
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
Thick-bore Tubing - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes