Spider

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Photo: Reuters [Boston]

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12 Responses to Spider

  1. the_coffeegirl says:

    Its so cool!

  2. zuzu says:

    “Now to threaten President Grant to relinquish all United States territory to myself and several other nations who financially supported my building of this mechanical spider!”

  3. jathomas says:

    Must… stop…!

  4. mycroftb says:

    He is our hero!

  5. paxed says:

    See the La Machine website: http://www.lamachine.co.uk/index.php/gallery/

    Those are the same people who did the Giant girl / The Sultan’s Elephant in 2006.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Looks like “La Princess” to me – star of Liverpool’s “Capital of Culture 2008″ events.

    More pictures here:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/825536@N25/

    and here:
    http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&ct=6&w=all&q=la+machine+liverpool&m=text

  7. Ministry says:

    This was my highlight of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture: three days during which I followed a 37-tonne wood-and-hydraulics spider around the city’s landmarks, accompanied by fire, (fake) snow and jets of water. A lot of water, in fact.

    Don’t miss the Flickr groups:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/la_machine/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/825536@N25/

    La Princesse is apparently expected in Yokohama, Japan next year.

  8. Robert says:

    “Wiggy, wiggy, scratch, yo, yo, bang, bang.
    Me and Artemus Clyde frog go save Salma Hayek from the big metal spider.”

  9. DeWynken says:

    Smoking pot leads to robotic carpentry!

  10. kerns says:

    WH40K sweetness is the individual humans apparently controlling each leg:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/2008_in_photographs_part_2_of.html#photo29

    note to self: build unitasked meat based control\processing units into *my* next vehicle…

  11. Guesstimate Jones says:

    Awesome…what is the story behind it?

  12. urshrew says:

    I sincerely hope that someone was playing the singer/songwriter, Will Smith’s “The Wild Wild West” while riding that thing.

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