This miniature hydroelectric dam is a work of art (also, puppies!)

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2024/07/09/this-miniature-hydroelectric-dam-is-a-work-of-art-also-puppies.html

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Contributed by Gail Sherman

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Craftspeople at Weta Workshop who were working on scale models of gigantic structures started calling them “bigatures” instead of “miniatures”.

I think these qualify.

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Giant puppies!

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It is very cool engineering, but I do wonder how the people upstream. (I saw a number of houses up there), not to mention all the wildlife, feel about the water level of the river rising 5 feet, just for the sake of an oscillating fan and a lot of YouTube hits.

Giving him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he took it down after the YouTube views.

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I like the speeded up tappy noises as he’s tamping down the bricks, and the dog habitat looks idyllic for the puppies.

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Thought it was going to be a reboing of this one. People like building their miniature dams.

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Video link for the BBS:

Also,

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I just learned there is a whole genre of videos like this!

My favorites so far:

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