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Help build the world's largest lawn flamingo, a 40-foot climbable sculpture, debuting at Burning Man 2017.
Help build the world's largest lawn flamingo, a 40-foot climbable sculpture, debuting at Burning Man 2017.
138 backers pledged $10,645 to help bring this project to life.

Pink is the New Black

Posted by Cody Smith (Collaborator)
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We recently finished the head and neck, including the fiberglass skin just last night:

Josh with the Flamingo head
Josh with the Flamingo head

The On-Playa build team has mostly arrived from Southern California, North Carolina, and the Yukon. We had two transport malfunctions, but managed to recover from both. This weekend we picked up the trucks, and loaded the legs, which are the heaviest part by far:

Four huge steel legs
Four huge steel legs

We also finished assembling the eyes, which are nearly ready to install:

Glowing amber eyes
Glowing amber eyes

Painting is nearly done. After buying out the Gleaming Pink spray paint at nearly every Blick in the Bay Area, we finished painting the body last week, and are finishing the head and neck this weekend.

Painting the head and neck
Painting the head and neck

Tomorrow we load the trucks, and the Mingo finally rolls out!

See you at home <3

Cody

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