For my progress report, most of my efforts have been in the theoretical design, as well as determining the minimal amount of beer cans necessary to create the structure without collapse. I have determined this number to be 62 total cans, shown in my sketches below. Since this is a massive amount of beer it will take me awhile to achieve said number of empty. I might have to enlist the help of a few trustworthy friends to help me in this endeavor. The chalice will be a simple mixing bowl, and the base a serving tray recycled from a local restaurant.
Figure 1. Main sketch design of can layout and cost estimate
While the project has yet to take physical shape, now that the framework has been defined, it will be a short while until this majestic trophy to Ovechkin is complete.