My first move was to contact effects genius Jim Ojala, who has constructed many of the figures on display in my house. He said it was very possible to create a full head based on the life mask (which was only Nimoy’s face) and there is certainly no shortage of reference photos of Spock available which would prove very useful. I bought the life mask on ebay, and purchased a mannequin from Roxy Display that had bendable elbows. The concept I had in mind would require Spock to have one arm bent in order to make it a reality. I decided to keep the project top secret, with the intent to unveil him for my friends on Thanksgiving weekend.