Lrry, A Fire Breathing Robo-Beast


Italian artist Lyle Rowell rides slowly on a 1,900 pound mechanical animal that breathes fire! It walks on two front legs and rolls on two back wheels. He calls it Lrry.
The contraption is the product of four months of Rowell “crawling around in the scrap and dirt” to gather parts that he liked. He took an engine from an old Volkswagen Bug–like Citroën and stuffed it into two chopped-up and welded-together motorcycle frames. Aside from propane for Lrry’s fire breath, Rowell was able to scrounge up nearly every part, all the way down to the linkages and sprockets.

The beast spits fire from the back end, too. http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2009-08/fire-breathing-robo-beast (with video) -via Metafilter

(image credit: Elle Dunn)

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Why the heck don't we have mechanical dump yards here?? Did he get it tested for emission?? (LOL!! Not the fire emission)
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