Mechanical Spiders Are The Signs Of The Future

It seems that the future is, indeed, now and that the inevitable War of the Machines has come to pass. Sometime in June of this year, sixty foot arachnid appeared on a derelict building near Liverpool’s Lime Street station. The mechanical spider is the work of art collaborative La Machine, who’s previous work includes the Sultan’s Elephant, which captivated London in 2006. The £1.8 million robot was commissioned for the 2008 Capital of Culture celebrations, and is being billed as the highlights of the event.

Expected to “wake up” some day, the eight-legged monstrosity will descend on your House on Thursday night and begin exploring your neighborhood the day after, ending with a “spectacular finish”. I encouraged you to arm yourselves accordingly. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going down into my concrete bunker.

  • Click HERE to check out the Flickr set
  • Click HERE for the BBC News script
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5 responses to this post.

  1. First your new layout is just amazing I like it ^^
    and then we are close but not that close until I see a Gundam 😛

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  2. Posted by Die-Na-Mite on September 29, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Creepy…

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  3. Posted by Die-Na-Mite on October 1, 2008 at 2:29 am

    3eedk mbarak =)

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  4. You changed your layout.. its.. different : P

    I remember seeing a sculpture looking very similar to that robot.. they were touring it in Europe and then the U.S. Seems inspired somehow

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