This must be the coolest city model ever made

Chris Burden says his amazing Metropolis II—a gigantic retrofuturistic city model where thousands of slot cars race forever—is not just a city model. Of course it's not. It's a goddamn amazing jesuschrist look at that city model. It looks glorious in this short by Henry & Rel. » 3/02/14 12:00am 3/02/14 12:00am

Monstrous Metropolis II Cityscape Treats Matchbox Cars to a True…

Four years of work. Exactly 1,100 toy cars. Eighteen lanes of one-way traffic. One mega-mini-city. Meet Metropolis II, the Hot Wheels/Matchbox car utopia created by California artist Chris Burden, lead engineer Zak Cook and ten assistants. [MAKE] » 6/19/11 4:00pm 6/19/11 4:00pm

Swarm, Hot Wheels, Swarm!

What's it like watching 1,200 toy cars zip around an inconceivably tangled kinetic sculpture, charging and whirring all at once? Like choreographed chaos. Like pure unadulterated joy, tinged with inescapable repetition. Like this. » 11/23/10 9:00am 11/23/10 9:00am