Balloon Animals For Giants

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If you really wanted to make your kid's birthday special, these balloon animals that are more than twice the height of a person are a good starting place. Now you just need to find a clown with big enough lungs.

It's a simple enough trick; these balloon behemoths are just large fabric tubes that have been inflated and twisted into shape. They're no doubt inspired by artist Jeff Koons although his balloon-type sculptures were actually made of glass and are worth millions. These? They're just a project by Dutch design collective La Bolleur, in celebration of their fifth anniversary.

I'm glad to see that they've mastered "horsey" and "doggie;" hopefully soon they'll be stepping up their game to a thirty-foot-tall elephant. [La Bolleur via Core77]