Mechanical Spider France

Photo credit: VizitezToulouse

Don’t be surprised if you saw a giant mechanical spider and Minotaur roaming the streets of Toulouse, France for “The Guardian of the Temple” show. This mythical performance is being put on for visitors this week by street theater group La Machine. These massive creatures took approximately 2-years to build, with the spider standing at 43-feet tall, and the Minotaur at 46-feet tall. Continue reading for another incredible video, more pictures and information.

Mechanical Spider France
Mechanical Spider France
Mechanical Spider France
Mechanical Spider France
Mechanical Spider France

It took a lot of work to get them moving, as dozens of operators worked carefully to control each move by the mechanical giants as they walked through the French city. “It’s the eyes that accentuate the emotions and feelings of animals. So if the eyes, or even the others parts of the Minotaur, remain static, it doesn’t work,” said La Machine member Emily Battersby.