On May 1, guests at Shanghai's Expo 2010 will encounter a giant, cooing robo-baby built by the special-effects artists behind Alien vs. Predator. Is this ankle-biting abomination China's new superweapon? After watching this monstrosity in motion, we vote "yes" unequivocally.
It looks like some kind of a computer-generated subatomic particle visualization, but no. In fact, this thing is huge, and very tangible. You can even get inside.
Looking like an English hedgehog with over 60,000 7.5m-long transparent acrylic rods shooting out of the building, the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo is costing the equivalent of $38.6m to construct. [MSN]