BBC Erecting 30-Foot Tall Stig in Warsaw
27 Janvier 2015 - Autoblog
Some say he stands 30 feet tall, and that he took over two months to build out of fiberglass. All we know is, he's called The Stig. That's right, boys and girls – the BBC has commissioned this giant statue of the hot-shoe mascot of the hit show Top Gear, and he's on his way across northern Europe.
Measuring 30 feet tall and made out of fiberglass, the giant installation was conceived and created by three sculptors over the course of more than two months. To put its size into perspective, consider that even without the legs, just the torso and head alone would stand 12 feet tall – as high as one of those red double-decker buses you'd see patrolling the streets of London.
Now completed at the Top Gear headquarters at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, UK, it's embarking on a three-day road trip by flatbed truck from England to Poland, passing along the way through Amsterdam and Berlin before finally arriving in Warsaw. There he'll be erected opposite the Palace of Science and Culture, a landmark of the Polish capital.
The project was undertaken to mark the launch of BBC Brit, a new channel earmarked towards chaps with bloke-centric content – including Top Gear, which will now be hosted on the new channel.