You can buy the flame-shooting Scorpion Art Car from Burning Man
The giant flame-shooting scorpion truck from Burning Man is now available on eBay, starting at just $50,000. The art car was originally built for the 2011 burn and has returned annually, and cost a purported $225,000 to build. The price of sale includes “full training at BM on how to setup and run the project.” The Scorpion Art Car’s description on the auction site explains further details:
“Built on a 1991, 28 foot long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy. The Scorpion boasts a computer controlled 7 gun flame thrower off the tail, 21 hydraulic points which make the arms, legs, and claws all move in a sinister spider manner including hydraulics which make the entire truck lift off the ground to produce the most eerie of effects. The project is “skinned”- as in made to look like an exact replica of a female emperor Scorpion with artistically placed and sculpted metal sheathing. The final touches are a steam punk look with rivets, textured fabrics and a patterned, oozy and highly mesmerizing multi- color light show.”
The Scorpion was designed and built by special project aerospace engineer Kirk Jellum, who also spent the past 12 years designing and building the James Webb Space telescope — the replacement for the Hubble telescope. There is s feature-length film called Raising Fluffy about the building of the Scorpion; check out the trailer and click here for more about the art car.