A while back we took a look at a modular diorama set called Ubiquitous from a new company called NOVA. The dio comes in pieces and is designed to be built similar to a brick set into walls, floors, tunnels, buildings, or anything else you can think of. The first one we looked at was their standard UB-01 set, which has no lighting parts included. Today we are going to take at their UB-01LS, which is essentially the same set piece wise, but has extra parts for installing LED lights throughout the build. The lights really make a difference here, adding value and really making the whole thing pop, both in photographs and as a display piece. Read on to for some more thoughts and to check some pics of it fired up!
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A new company called Nova popped up last year offering a modular diorama system that showed promise. It’s comprised of pieces that you put together almost like a brick set which allows you to build out the frame, clip it all into place, and then skin on top of that with pre-made plates. Additional columns and accent pieces can then layer on top of those. Depending on how you build it, it can work with 3.75, 6 inch, and even 1/6th scale figures. Once you have the core set, you can add on with additional sets or add-on packs to make it bigger, or just have more parts to customize a standard build with.
The first set is a tech environment, Ubiquitous UB-01. It offers a look that could be the inside of a ship or even a futuristic building. It comes in two flavors, UB-01 (standard) and UB-01LS (lights). The LS version comes with LED lighting equipment and wiring that you can layer in behind the plates, allowing for you to shine light through specific pieces. The standard version has those same light pieces, but none of the wiring, batteries or electronics are present. We are taking a look at the standard version today. Read on to see some additional thoughts on the whole process and some pics of what it looks like in a couple different configurations. We’ve done up standard pics under normal lighting and some fancy shots to show what it can do for toy photography!