This Enormous 4-Ton Puppet Is An Engineering Marvel!

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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.

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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.

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