By Rob Beschizza at 8:31 am Fri, Dec 19, 2008
Photo: Reuters [Boston]
Its so cool!
“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!”
Smoking pot leads to robotic carpentry!
WH40K sweetness is the individual humans apparently controlling each leg:
note to self: build unitasked meat based control\processing units into *my* next vehicle…
I sincerely hope that someone was playing the singer/songwriter, Will Smith’s “The Wild Wild West” while riding that thing.
Looks like “La Princess” to me – star of Liverpool’s “Capital of Culture 2008” events.
More pictures here:
Awesome…what is the story behind it?
He is our hero!
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.
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:
La Princesse is apparently expected in Yokohama, Japan next year.
“Wiggy, wiggy, scratch, yo, yo, bang, bang.
Me and Artemus Clyde frog go save Salma Hayek from the big metal spider.”
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