Wow. Which ever Guardians of the Galaxy-loving kid had parents as creative as this is pretty damn lucky.
The life sized statue of Groot, complete with built in leafy swing is apparently from an upcoming Reality TV show called Super Fans, Super Builds - at least according to director James Gunn, who originally shared the image on Instagram (although the post seems to have since been deleted). It's kind of amazing that even though GOTG is still a relatively recent movie - after all it's what, 3 and a half months since it released? - its characters have captured the hearts and minds of people all over in such a way that they create beautiful homages like this. Not bad for a movie that most people thought would flop due to its obscurity, right?
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