The Predator on East 7th Street

A while ago, I was walking down East 7th Street in the East Village when I suddenly got the feeling I was being watched. I glanced over…

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…and realized it was Predator.

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Now, running into Predator on a New York City street isn’t that strange in and of itself. But this Predator is special for one reason in particular…

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It’s made entirely out of motorcycle parts and scrap metal:

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Predator is the work of the Thai-based scrap metal artists Metal Park, and according to this DNAInfo.com article, took over three months to assemble.

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Taking a closer look, you’ll see Predator is an insane jumble of chains, bolts, cogs, springs, spark plugs, and other random doodads, all carefully arranged to form the 8-foot, 900 pound sculpture.

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A closer look at Predator’s claw/blade:

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Note the piping used to form Predator’s trademark braids:

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And of course, Predator’s shoulder cannon:

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In a way, this Predator is almost more frightening than the real thing:

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A close-up of Predator’s thigh:

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Best of all, Predator even has a little pet…

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A miniature alien on a leash!

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Predator has actually been in front of Tokio 7 since 2011, so shame on me for not noticing it sooner. You can check out Metal Park’s other Predator and Alien-inspired weldings on their website here.

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