Meet the man behind Tron’s vehicles
ALERT! You can buy your own Light Cycle. Here’s our meeting last year with the original designer
Posted: 19 Aug 2011
All the cockpits were built to show-car standards, and had to function sufficiently for the actors to operate them. I was running about the set measuring Jeff Bridges's and Olivia Wilde's arms and legs, making sure they fitted.
"On the one hand, we had digital scans of the actors, but at the same time we were building things out of foam cubes. In fact, I built the first positioning model of the light cycle out of computer boxes during my first two days on the film. A few
weeks later, the art director built one out of old scaffold tubing..."