A spectacular ten foot tall sculpture honoring hockey great Mario Lemieux was recently installed at the Consol Energy Center, home for the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Le Magnifique” was created by nationally-acclaimed bronze sculptor Bruce Wolfe of Berkeley, California. Bronze casting was done at Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, California.
Scansite 3D’s role in the project began with scanning twenty-four inch tall clay maquettes sculpted by Bruce Wolfe. After extensive editing, the digital data was scaled to its final size and the three figures were CNC milled from extruded styrofoam.
The full size foam models were then returned to Bruce Wolfe’s studio where they were covered with a thin layer of clay, and fine details were added. The finished models were then sent to Artworks Foundry where they were used as patterns for bronze molding and casting.