When Kripke told Grobler he wanted a teardrop-shaped pendant that had a secret compartment, the production designer had Atlanta-based prop designer Steven Spelman to create the pivotal pendant based on Grobler’s sketches.
The on-off button that glows on the center of the pendant is modeled after the traditional computer power button but with a few tweaks.
“We wanted to show that this is not a regular on-off switch. It’s something special,” Grobler said.
Spelman initially created three versions of the pendant: one that included LED lighting, one with the retractable USB drive and another solid one. Though now that it has been revealed there are 12 pendants, Spelman has created more.
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