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John Reid of New Yorks Epic Balloons is what you would call, a "balloon artist." He makes stuff out of balloons and some people call it art. I think it's just pretty damn cool. This sculpture was inspired by Transformers, it's called "Poptimus Prime" (get it? cause balloons pop). Reid made it for the Salt Lake Comic Con. It is the world's largest balloon sculpture made by a single person.

Reid spent 42 hours assembling his 50-foot-tall inflatable robot using a total of 4,302 purple, green, black, grey and white balloons. Representatives from Record Holders Republic were on hand to verify that Poptimus Prime actually is the largest balloon sculpture ever made by a single person, but it will take Guinness World Records a few months to verify it themselves. Reid hopes another artist will eventually outdo him. He says, "I want to hold (the record) for like three or four months. I hope that somebody else decides to try to take this art a little further and crush me. Trounce me. Wipe the floor with me. I would be honoured to have somebody make something even more epic than this." - KVAL.com

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