Get a load of this massive puppet, controlled by a team of people manning a bucket loader and lines connected to an array of pulleys and levers.
The largest mechanical puppet ever built in Britain was today unveiled at the start of a two-week journey across 130 miles of mining heritage. Dubbed ‘The Man Engine’, the 33ft construction – three times the size of a double decker bus – has been shown off to the public for the first time.
Engineers behind the project have gone through great lengths to keep its appearance under wraps – even using a top-secret location for testing.
The machine is the brainchild of Will Coleman, founder of Golden Tree Productions, and is named after a mechanism used to move miners up and down to working levels.