The build begins…

We were on site before the sun came up, jet lag be damned. We made a lot of good progress today, and the weather was cooperative, hooray for that! And we bolted together the vertebrae sections from #1 all the way up to #18, which is a tie for our best record in a single day. Here’s the summary, in photos:

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Dropping the container on site as the sun comes up…

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Mills breaking into our container — during transit, they put a tamper seal on it. It didn’t take us too long to defeat this obstacle.

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Mills and Margaret, cheesing in front of our build site at the Melbourne Museum.

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Removing the egg from the container, while Sam staggers away from a near-collision with a drop bear. THEY’RE OUT HERE.

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This is a VR handing off the head rack to a fork lift, all while doing a complicated dance amidst the trees by the build site.

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We love flow charts.

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Splitting the head rack to access the ladder parts.

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Love notes from our past selves.

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Surveying from the egg to the fuel depot.

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We start at the egg and spiral the tail outwards. Here is where the vertebrae rises up off the ground.

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“Persuading” the vertebrae outwards with the VR.

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Meanwhile, Marisa discovered our initials already adorn a wall here on Flinders Lane in the Central Business District…

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