Optimus Prime - Primitive Designs - Port Hope, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65
N 43° 58.993 W 078° 17.477
17T E 717232 N 4873575
Quick Description: Located at the front entrance to Primitive Designs, 2762 County Road 28, Port Hope, Ontario. Note: Not to be confused with BumbleBee which is yellow and located roadside.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 5:55:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMM609
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jriddell
Views: 7

Long Description:
Optimus Prime is the biggest of multiple transformer automotive parts creations at Primitive Designs and may well be Canada’s tallest free-standing robot. It is the only thing like it in Canada.

The Optimus Prime sculpture comes in at roughly seven-metres tall (23') and weights 2,000-kilogram.

The robot was erected in November 2012 to celebrate the store’s 10th anniversary at its location on Highway 28, just north of the 401.

The sculpture was commissioned from artisans in Southeast Asia.

The robot, which took seven months to build, is the sum of many parts. There are carburetors, sprockets, springs, shocks, wheel rims, hubcaps, gears, mufflers, filters and even timing chains from transport trucks that circle the creation’s armpits. A couple of household doorknobs anchor its kneecaps and a few lawnmower pieces found their way onto its back end.

To get here the robot was dismantled into a dozen parts to fit into a shipping container, the robot spent two months travelling by boat, train and truck. It was reassembled using a crane and secured to the wall of the 900-square-metre warehouse.

Note: Once the store closes for the season on Dec. 24, Optimus Prime will move indoors until reopening on Mar. 1.
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Physical Address:
2762 County Road 28
Port Hope, Ontario Canada

Business Name:
Primitive Designs

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