View Full Version : Giant robot elephant in London
05-09-2006, 11:17 AM
I try not to post links, but this was just awesome:
05-09-2006, 11:32 AM
Awesome - up until the giant creepy wooden girl.
05-09-2006, 11:42 AM
This thread should be titled, "Giant robot elephant terrorizes London!"
There should be pictures of mauled and trampled crowds.
05-09-2006, 12:16 PM
I saw it this weekend. It looks impressive enough in the pictures, but once you see it move, it's just amazing. The articulation and puppetry was startlingly convincing. (For a 40-ft high wooden time-travelling elephant, yeah, yeah, I know.)
What event was that? Is it really walking, or rolling, with animating legs to give the effect of walking?
05-09-2006, 12:20 PM
Oh, fundamentally, it was on wheels, of course . But only little and well-hidden ones. With the crowds, you couldn't see the wheels, so the illusion worked startlingly well.
 The thing fundamentally being a heavily modified JCB - pneumatic pumps and everything.
05-10-2006, 09:24 AM
Youtube was down last night, but here's a short video I took as it came past.
05-10-2006, 10:07 AM
Hell, yes! I'd trade in BMW for one of those. I wonder how many miles it gets to the gallon?
Did it take a giant crap on some people?
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