Giant cardboard structure of Trojan Horse breaks world record


A giant cardboard imitation of the Trojan Horse has broken the Guiness World Record for the largest cardboard sculpture in the U.K. 

The project took over 1100 hours by 180 volunteers and was made entirely of cardboard and adhesive tape. It measured at 7.02 wide, 16.85m long and 7.85m tall, also weighed over 1.5 tonnes. 

The cardboard Trojan horse is part of theater group Animated Objects‘s current project, The Odyssey — An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast.

“The Trojan Wars raged on for over a decade… Only the hero Odysseus had a plan to bring the conflict to an end,” said Animated Objects on their website

“He had visions of a giant horse – capable of carrying a deadly secret.”

The cardboard used to make the sculpture was 900 m long in total and, as it was 99% biodegradable, all of it has been repurposed for other arts and community projects.

“Huge thanks to everyone involved in making it happen, and to the thousands of visitors who came along to watch it taking shape,” the theatre group wrote on the project’s website.

Source: Greek Reporter




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