GERO AU­TO­BOT

The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER -

When it comes to tourism, the An­cient Greeks got it right with their Colos­sus of Rhodes — big­ger is bet­ter.

That’s why, if we were call­ing the shots, Eliz­a­beth Quay would be as big as Cir­cu­lar Quay, ev­ery build­ing in the CBD would be lit up like Coun­cil House and Cottes­loe beach would have the most im­pres­sive pub­lic toi­lets on the planet.

We’re glad to see some blokes in Gero share our per­spec­tive, ac­cord­ing to Ger­ald­ton Guardian re­porter Tamra Carr.

Brad and Paul Ma­son thought Gero could do with a new tourist at­trac­tion, so they spent two years turn­ing 2.5 tonnes of truck and car parts into Op­ti­mus Prime from the pop­u­lar Trans­form­ers movies.

Did they set­tle for a one-me­tre sculp­ture? No. Two me­tres? Please.

This pair of leg­ends know, like us, that it’s go big or go home — and they went big. Roughly five me­tres big. If you’re in Gero, you can view the DIY Au­to­bot at Place Road, oth­er­wise keep your fin­gers crossed the Ma­sons can con­vince the Sculp­ture by the Sea or­gan­is­ers to add it to next year’s ex­hi­bi­tion in Cottes­loe.

Op­ti­mus Prime

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