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Huge Spider of La Machine

Overnight, a huge mechanical spider appeared on the side of an office building set to be demolished in Liverpool, England:

The 37-tonne beast heralds the start of a five-day piece of street theatre as part of the Capital of Culture year. It has been built by French company La Machine, which in 2006 brought the streets of London to a standstill with the Sultan's Elephant.

The spider is believed to be "waking up" on Friday.

It will descend from its current position on the side of Concourse House on Thursday to be moved to the city's new arena, before coming to life on Friday. The creature will then begin exploring the city later that evening.

Link - via Ectoplasmosis

Update 9/7/08 - here's the spider walking around Liverpool: Link - Thanks Justin!

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The spider has just been printed as an original handsigned lithograph... have a look at www.husgallery. com . you'll also find some other drawings by Fran├žois Delaroziere
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i saw the spider and it doesnt walk by itself the legs are fake! it is just mounted on a truck. You would think for 2million they could have made it walk.
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I would sooooooo hire 16 people to power that thing, just so I could ride it around the block a few times! :-D

the only thing that could make it cooler is if it was a giant Drider. /geek

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