The bigger picture: Selfie Giant
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A 40-metre-tall statue appeared in London in September to let people take ‘the largest selfie on Earth’.
The attraction, called The Giant, was installed at ExCeL London for IAAPA Expo Europe – the biggest event for theme parks and visitor attractions in Europe.
Created by The Giant Company, based in Dublin, The Giant is intended to be one of a series to be installed around the world as visitor attractions. Its arms and head can move, and its patented skin – a matrix of millions of LED pixels – can take on the appearance of any person, including historical figures and current stars.
Visitors had their image scanned and uploaded onto the statue, resulting in a massive selfie. They could also climb up to ‘stand on the shoulders of a giant’.
Alongside the statue, The Giant Experience offered ‘an immersive journey’ into the world of giants, from the realms of legend to a celebration of notable men and women of today.
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