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"What's the craziest ballon you've ever made?"

A little over six years ago I hopped on a plane with my fried Cait and four suitcases filled with balloons headed towards Salt Lake City Utah. Over the course of four days, I created what was, at the time, the worlds largest balloon sculpture created by a single person. At 50 feet 8 inches tall with an arm span of 44 feet 4 inches I had beaten the previous record by almost double. At the end of 41.5 hours of nonstop inflating, tying and twisting, I had completed a giant Latex transformer. With a suggestion from an onlooker I named him Poptimus Prime.

If you would like to see the time lapse to see it go together in less than 40 plus hours follow this link



Comprised of 4302 purple, lime green and gray balloons and weing over 74 pound, he was actually to tall to be stood up straight in the Salt palace since their ceiling is only around 30 feet tall. And although there were 4 lines of paracord to keep his head and shoulders straight, there was no internal armature or wires to keep him structurally stable. In the six years since I had built him I am constantly asked "would you ever try to go bigger?" I think I would...but what would I make :)

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