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Giant Helmet Sculpture is Made Out of Helmets!

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On September 22, 2010 @ 4:32 pm In Art | 1 Comment

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What’s the best thing to do with construction helmets [2]? Turn them into a massive helmet sculpture, of course! That’s what sculptor Rafael Melida did with 3,283 yellow helmets, all of which were constructed out of recycled [3] plastic for use in the sculpture.


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Melida’s sculpture, located in Huelva Spain, took 1,239 hours to construct over a three month period. The helmets [5] were collected by University of Huelva students and soldered onto a metal frame by a team of sculptors.¬†And their diligent efforts definitely paid off, the sculpture has been labeled as the second largest ever made out of recycled [6] materials by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Via Recyclart [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/22/giant-helmet-sculpture-is-made-out-of-helmets/helmet-sculpture3/

[2] helmets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/27/bike-helmets-that-don%E2%80%99t-make-you-look-like-a-dork/

[3] recycled: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/26/massive-robot-elephant-cobbled-together-with-reclaimed-materials/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/22/giant-helmet-sculpture-is-made-out-of-helmets/helmet-sculpture1/

[5] helmets: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/15/new-helmet-for-skiers-and-snowboarders-scans-for-brain-injuries/

[6] recycled: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/22/gartenkulter-makes-poetic-pots-from-recycled-books/

[7] Recyclart: http://www.recyclart.org/2010/09/giant-helmet-sculpture-guinness-world-record/

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