Giant Origami Tigers Pounce Sydney (4 pics)

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the “Year of the Tiger” and begins on February 14, 2010. A sign of courage, the Tiger is a fearless and fiery fighter that is revered by the ancient Chinese. The beast wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.

Designed by Australian firm LAVA, these gigantic origami tigers were made to raise awareness of the endangered species. They are powered by low-power LEDs and constructed out of aluminum, as well as Barrisol skin. They are 8.2 feet high, 23 feet long, and weigh 441 lbs.

The origami tigers are being set up in front of the Customs House in Sydney, Australia, where they will be on display from February 11th through March 14th, 2010.

via techcat

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