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Over two days, the massive Colossus sculpture was erected on the midway at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. It reaches an impressive 70 feet into the sky and features three hanging boulders that rotate around the central support.
We filmed this time-lapse to show you the impressive feats required to put together an installation of this scale.

You can see Colossus at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 21 & 22.

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Becky Stern

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  1. That was an incredible time lapse movie. Normally they’re shot from a static position, maybe on a slider or something to give some motion, but this was very creative.

  2. David Kanoy says:

     Riding on the load, riding a crane hook, standing under the load, not wearing any kind of PPE – hard hats, boots or gloves.  These people didn’t know what they were doing, safety wise, and risked their lived unnecessarily.  A bad example for Makers everywhere.  

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