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    Default Something wild - no lasers...

    but pretty amazing...
    I was at one of my customers offices yesterday and looked out the window to see an amazing sight. Its a giant - and I mean giant mechanical spider. See pix.
    As far as I am aware its to do with an event taking place in Liverpool on 5-7th Sept. and is part of a French art project called 'La Machine' this is what they did in London a few years ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ2elHYRJf4 with a giant mechanical girl and elephant and the Liverpool one is supposed to be bigger still!
    Fortunately I had a camera with me - not my normal one which is a shame so took a few images not as good as I would have liked but you get the effect - note the comparison in size to the double decker bus!

    If you live in the north west of England I think this is one not to miss - arrives in Liverpool on 3rd Sept and they are currently digging up the roundabout at the Liverpool entrance to the Birkenhead mersey tunnel (these pix are taken in Birkenhead) - I think the spider might be walking through the tunnel!
    Imagine seeing that come out of the Mersey tunnel - you would kak yourself!

    I cant wait.

    Rob
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    It would take one seriously big boot to squash that sucker
    RR

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    So very cool!!!
    PLEASE keep us updated on that stuff if you can.
    Wow a robotic lifelike spider that size walking out of a tunnel!!!
    That would be boss!

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    oh....

    HELLLLL NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    i HATE spiders! real, fake. big, small. i HATE THEM!!! PETRIFIED!!!

    AAAH, i feel things crawling on me..............
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    That Elephant WOW!
    3 operators?

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    Whatever it is that will appear in Liverpool I will surley photograph and is supposed to have 8 drivers I believe!

    Awesome!

    Marc - dont have nightmares

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottaluvlasers View Post
    oh....

    HELLLLL NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    i HATE spiders! real, fake. big, small. i HATE THEM!!! PETRIFIED!!!

    AAAH, i feel things crawling on me..............

    ...cluck, cluck, cluck....

    Sorry - couldn't resist
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    i hate you all!!


    lol.
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    oh my that thing is insane! would love to see some video of it in action!
    -Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottaluvlasers View Post
    oh....
    HELLLLL NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    i HATE spiders! real, fake. big, small. i HATE THEM!!!
    I'm with you there, Marc. I hate spiders too. Seeing that damn thing walking up the side of a building would be enough to cause me to loose control of my bodily functions.

    And yeah, I know it's not a spider, but this freak of nature creeps me out to no end.

    Adam

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