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    The French creative company La Machine recently premiered their latest creation, a nearly 50-foot-tall robotic Minotaur, in Toulouse, France. The beast marched through the labyrinthine streets of the city’s old town accompanied by a 42-foot spider for the group’s latest production The Guardian of the Temple. The pair of machines performed an operatic interpretation of the myth of Ariadne, a Cretan princess who helped Theseus overcome the Minotaur, to live music. These impressive kinetic sculptures are La Machine’s latest project from their oeuvre of mechanical bestiary which has operating worldwide since 1999.


    Bringing together artists, technicians, and show decorators, this unique group of enthusiasts and experts construct atypical show objects, and movement is the key factor for their awe-inspiring performances and creations. La Machine’s animal-like works turn the cities into dream worlds. “We always work on movement,” La Machine’s head of marketing, Frédette Lampre tells Colossal. “It’s our artistic line and we always use the fine material such as wood, leather, copper, or glass, and never use plastics.”
    The mechanical spider was constructed over the course of two years by a team of around 60 people. The mythical Minotaur machine is half electric and half combustion, and moves around the city with the help of 17 operators. Although this technical beast weighs over 10,000 pounds, it still has the capacity to move smoothly and realistically between the city’s large buildings and blast steam out of its large nostrils.


    http://www.lamachine.fr/en/l-atelier/


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    I was just about to post this and thought, I better check Skip hasn't already linked to it.

    Absolutely amazing, isn't it.
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    Yup, you were right. Love it!
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    Le gardien du temple - La Machine - Toulouse 02 nov 2018 - Acte II scène 3 - La piqûre


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    Love it!

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    That is so wildly impressive! I'd love to see them "in the flesh", so to speak.
    Last edited by CWSmith; 11-08-2018 at 07:42 PM.

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    Skip,
    Thanks for the share, such things I would not know of if it weren't you and the rest of the bilge rats.
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    Wow !

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    Those guys were in Liverpool back in 2008.



    Then there was this..

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...ants+Liverpool
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    Great stuff! Thanks.
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