This model was designed by ILM veteran Don Bies, best known to prop fans as the "Droid Wrangler" on the Star Wars prequel films, and constructed by Bies and Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame. The panel is part of the Thermian Docking Bay, used to house and launch the Protector. The facing is made from sheet plastic and features 144 windows that light up to reveal saluting Thermians. Each window is made from plexiglass and includes a small image of the Thermians. There is dust present inside the windows, but it does not interfere with the lights when they are turned on. Within the docking bay unit are four flourescent lamps which illuminate when plugged in. These halogens plug right into a a 120 volt ballast that has been zip-tied to the side of the miniature. Note only two of the four lights are functional. On the bottom or reverse side of the miniature there are three sheets of diffusion paper that have been taped together to help blend the bright lights. Please note that this item does feature minor wear from production use (see photos) and the left side does not have a cover for the electrical cables.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.