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Out of the pages of the most recent issue of MAKE: California artist Chris Burden built a Hot Wheels track of epic proportions.

Burden’s kinetic sculpture Metropolis II is a mesmerizing cityscape where 1,100 toy cars blaze down 18 lanes of freeways in endless loops. The work took Burden, his chief engineer Zak Cook, and ten assistants four years to build in his Topanga Canyon studio.

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Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.



  1. Shawn McGee says:

    Now this is a fun!

  2. Great video of this in action at 

  3. Great video of this in action at 

  4. Anonymous says:

    what are the dimensions of this thing; and mount a cam on one of the cars and let it go around

  5. Lexi Harvey says:

    is there a video????

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