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.