Commuters on the Manly Ferry are likely to get a shock Thursday Morning (5 Nov) as they will be joined on the water by a life sized Transformer. The giant robot is arriving in Sydney to be part of a mini exhibition and the launch of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on DVD and Blu Ray.
The one-of-a-kind statue, a replica of the Transformer Bumblebee, was made for the original movie by LA based special effects house FXperts. It stands 5 metres tall, weighs nearly three tones, is valued at around A$820,000 and took about six weeks to build.
After doing a tour of the harbour by barge, the giant Bumblebee will be the centerpiece to The Art of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen exhibit, a free display that will be at Bondi Beach from Friday until Sunday and will also include behind the scenes photography, the original design work and storyboarding from the movie process.
Bumblebee was seen floating around in the general vicinity of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bride in the gallery of photos you can check out by clicking on the photo above. And while we're not entirely sure why he was out there, the people of Sydney should certainly feel safe knowing that they're safe from the menace of giant robots... for now.
I love these pictures. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was a hit movie this past summer. Those robots in disguise are real though. Real, and protecting this planet from intergalactic menaces like the Decepticons. You can see it for yourself in our new flipbook gallery, in which Bumblebee reveals himself to the people of Sydney, Australia. Good to know they're keeping us safe, right?
The Transformer has already attended the premieres of the films in Los Angeles, Japan, the UK and the Cannes Film Festival. Now his world tour is stopping by Australia.