Meet Poptimus Prime
New York-based balloon artist John Reid of Epic Balloons just created the world’s largest balloon sculpture (made by a single person) at the Salt Lake Comic Con. Meet "Poptimus Prime" - a balloon version of the heroic Transformer!
Reid spent 42 hours assembling his 50-foot-tall inflatable robot using a total of 4,302 purple, green, black, grey and white balloons.
Representatives from Record Holders Republic were on hand to verify that Poptimus Prime actually is the largest balloon sculpture ever made by a single person, but it will take Guinness World Records a few months to verify it themselves.
Reid hopes another artist will eventually outdo him. He says, “I want to hold (the record) for like three or four months. I hope that somebody else decides to try to take this art a little further and crush me. Trounce me. Wipe the floor with me. I would be honoured to have somebody make something even more epic than this.”
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 06 May 2014
Credit: Supplied by WENN.com