Having a nosey at Chanel Five’s Gadget Show Live in Birmingham yesterday, we saw many a creative stand, but none so awe-inspiring as the display that steel sculpture comapany RoboSteel had created. This is where the crowds were gathered and there were enough camera flashes to incite interest that the paparazzi had somehow found Madonna amongst the Brummies. When we got to the stand, this conjecture wasn’t far from the truth.
Instead of the usual visual of a sales team in matching T-Shirts, we were treated to steel sculptures of Optimus Prime, Predator and a Transformer all over 6ft tall and all made entirely from scrap metal- steel to be specific.
There is no better heaven for your old 1984 Ford Escort, than by bringing it to life again in the shape of a larger-than-life Darth Vader.
Not every sculpture was taller than a street lamp though. Most items on sale could easily fit in your palm, or in a regular shopping bag which would make for the perfect mantelpiece display next to your mum’s bone china plate.
All materials used in constructing these feasts for the eye were recycled from cars, motorbikes and even airplanes, which makes for a good way to sneak some fighter jet into your world.
If you have a certain item or character that you’d love to see embodied in twisted metal, the guys at RoboSteel take requests and say proudly that they can make anything from steel. Sounds like a challenge to me…
To get your hands on a mega steel sculpture, you do need to have saved up a bit. A 2.4 metre sculpture of Alien King will set you back around £4,000. If you’re happy with an Easy Rider Bike that can fit on your bookshelf however, that’s only around £22.
For more pics on the handiwork coming out of the RoboSteel factory, check out their website.