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Did Megatron destroy Optimus Prime? No. The tornado did. We will rebuild him stronger and better! This statue once stood 14 feet high. Read more

Kewanee, IL Sculpture
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Did Megatron destroy Optimus Prime? No. The tornado did. We will rebuild him stronger and better! This statue once stood 14 feet high.

Kewanee, IL Sculpture
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I built this statue and put it up with the help of some friends.  It was nearing completion and measured roughly 14' tall, towering over the garage!  Well, we had not put all of the pieces together yet, and some of the reinforcing brackets were not yet in place, but things seemed all well and good, and we thought we were at a good stopping point for the night when the next morning a wind blew up.  There was a tornado brewing which touched down a few miles away, and the wind generated by the storm front was more then enough to topple poor Optimus.  He just wasn't ready for 80 MPH gusts of wind, YET!

Amazingly, much of the structure was still in tact.  It seems salvagable!  So what's the plan?  To fill the base with gravel so as to give it weight, repair the frame as needed, replace the skin with all new plastic, and give him steel supports both inside and out.  Make him Megatron proof!  (We like to joke that Megatron shot him. hehe!)

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