• Nov 23, 2010
Chris Burden's Metropolis 2 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Like most normal Americans, thoughts of exactly what we'd do if we had all the money in the world and not a care to burden us occupy a fair portion of our mental capacity each day. Chances are that if we slept on a bed of Benjamins, our daylight hours would be spent crafting a mechanized achievement akin to the contraption in the video after the jump. In one fell swoop, the creators have combined two our true passions: diecast cars and convoluted, yet pointless machinery.

The diecast traffic jam is fittingly called "Metropolis 2," and it was created by artist Chris Burden. Built using 1,500 Hot Wheels, the installation is headed to LACMA for a long-term loan in the near future. Art and toy fans alike can catch the mesmerizing miniature action at the museum soon. Hit the jump for a mesmerizing preview.

[Sources: Unframed, YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      MEH, no loops or jumps.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know if I'd want to be his neighbor.....

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Burden
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Santa,

      This year I want a giant matchbox/hot wheels sculpture like I saw on Autoblog... you know Autoblog, its that website I refer you to EVERY year for my Christmas wish list. Thank you so much. And still waiting on that 599 GTB from last year, but hey, I know you're busy.

      Your friend and car freak,

      ...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was hoping to see some kid put his finger in it and bring it to a halt like the real world.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
      • 4 Years Ago
      o.0! That was 1:50 seconds of sheer awesome jaw dropping epic'ness!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I NEED one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      FAKE! all they did was film a NYC highway with a tiltshift lens...........lol jk i wish i could have created something this amazing
      • 4 Years Ago
      Forget super high tech ultra expensive CGI Movies, something so unexpectly cool makes my jaw drop sooo much deeper
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is freaking awesome. I wish I had this when I was 10, it would have been the perfect toy!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would have taken that money and fed some poor people; then bought (3) 911's. Turbo's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes please.
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