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Post Apocalyptic Giant Beetle
May 22, 2007 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Terrifyingly awesome giant robotic beetle. Sadly, only a sculpture... for now...
posted by jonson (25 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sense of scale provided in the last two pictures.

Freaky.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:58 PM on May 22, 2007


And it's trying to perform cunnilingus on French AIDS patients right now.
posted by gsteff at 10:01 PM on May 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Fear not-- Giant RC Steam Beetle will protect us!
posted by phooky at 10:11 PM on May 22, 2007


Giant robotic Michael Jackson will destroy them both, with his eye lasers.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:13 PM on May 22, 2007


Golly, she doesn't look as if she's just expecting baby
posted by grobstein at 10:17 PM on May 22, 2007


May Museum
posted by hortense at 10:23 PM on May 22, 2007


OK, if the readers of this site only come to understand one thing about me, I need it to be this; hotty East German/ Russian chicks holding back giant, post-apocalyptic, mechanical Coleoptera are a good plot point to whatever movie you want me to produce.

I don't have a lot of money, but fortunately based on your pre-lim photos, that won't be a problem.

And for the record, my dream is that this will outdo both Cherry 2000 and Hell Comes to Frogtown. I know I'm aiming high, but if I didn't, what would be the point?
posted by quin at 10:31 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think the steam beetle may be the coolest thing ever.
posted by wsg at 10:42 PM on May 22, 2007


Also worth noting: Ottawa's giant mecha spider.
posted by chrominance at 11:12 PM on May 22, 2007


Oh man, if only I had the money to buy that beetle and put it in the front yard. My roomie is deathly afraid of bugs. It'd be so awesome.
posted by Salmonberry at 11:44 PM on May 22, 2007


Holy crap! How many more of these stealth Transformers spams are we expected to endure?!
posted by Dave Faris at 12:14 AM on May 23, 2007


That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this fpp, chrominance. Love it.
posted by dreamsign at 12:22 AM on May 23, 2007


See also the Vancouver Museum's giant crab.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 1:18 AM on May 23, 2007


See also: the sculptures at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water.
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:18 AM on May 23, 2007


The famous boll weevil monument in Enterprise, Alabama.
posted by wsg at 2:24 AM on May 23, 2007


That’s my kind of art. If I owned one I’d put it right on my desk and never want for an ice-breaker again.

Thanks jonson, I always enjoy your posts. I don’t know how you manage so consistently find such unique, high quality work, but your posts never fail to give me something to think about.
posted by BostonJake at 2:59 AM on May 23, 2007


My money's on the one on the left; he looks more game.
posted by Abiezer at 3:47 AM on May 23, 2007


This giant cockroach robot will kick that beetle's ass.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:44 AM on May 23, 2007


wsg: thanks for the boll weevil link. Saw that (or something very like it) when I was just a lad, passing through Enterprise on the way down to the Florida panhandle. A bizarre monument to an insect: makes me proud to have come from Alabama!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:48 AM on May 23, 2007


robotic my ass
posted by pmbuko at 5:17 AM on May 23, 2007


Why is it all the cool high-tech stuff comes after the apocalypse.
posted by stbalbach at 5:23 AM on May 23, 2007


Things like the steam bug make me want to drop everything & go become a machinist.

If you don't feel the same way, well, I guess you're just dead to me then.
posted by aramaic at 5:54 AM on May 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


That steam beetle is exactly how I envisioned the sniffer robot in Fahrenheit 451.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:06 AM on May 23, 2007


This will undoubtedly be the coolest thing I see today.

In other news I just quit my job to go buy a blow torch and start raiding scrap yards. Soon my giant mantis will rise.
posted by MasonDixon at 6:54 AM on May 23, 2007


Holy crap! How many more of these stealth Transformers spams are we expected to endure?!

Ha! That's exactly what I thought, too. Next it will be giant, robotic locusts.
posted by Gamblor at 7:48 AM on May 23, 2007


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