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EB Games Made A Titanfall Titan From Empty Xbox Boxes [UPDATE]

This is all a bit meta, but it makes sense. This is a Titan from Titanfall built completely from scratch using nothing but empty Xbox boxes and (I’m assuming) a metric assload of sticky tape. Of course: let’s build a Titan exclusively using boxes of the console the game exclusively appears on. Ladies and gentlemen: this is high art.

An incredible set of work-in-progress shots can be found here, but I thought I’d post a couple so you can get the idea. I’m currently trying to track down who is behind this masterpiece and which store the Titan can be found in. If you have any leads on this, feel free to email me!

UPDATE: The Titan can be found in the Harbour Town Docklands EB in Melbourne.

We managed to get in contact with the creator of the Xbox Titan. His name is Jordan Gulliford, he is 23 years old. And he — unsurprisingly — like building things.

On coming up with the idea for the Xbox Titan

“Basically I was cleaning out the back room and I found a massive pile of display boxes (all flat, otherwise that’d be hard to miss) I thought it would be cool to make some kind of display on a quiet night so I kept them aside.

“We then got in the “Art of Titanfall” book and I saw that there were pretty decent concept designs of the titans. The game had just came out but I still really just wanted to build a giant robot.”

How he built it

“I did a rough sketch based on the book to wrap my head around it, then started playing around with a few boxes to see if could make some feet.
The feet went well, so I basically went up from there till I had two full legs but then I had to figure out how to support the weight of another 20 or so boxes (albeit empty ones) on top. I first started building the body on top of a mannequin stand with some post tube as a sort of axel, but that was too unstable and it kept collapsing. In the end I found a floor to ceiling pole used for banner posters that was perfect and I threaded the whole thing through the middle and kept building up. I built the hands out of coat hangers as a skeleton and cardboard over the top (these are poseable) and the arms are based and held up by more post tube as a frame.”

How long did it take?

“Took me maybe 10-20 hours to do and mostly on my days off (I got a bit obsessed making it!)”

Why build it?

“It was a lot of fun to build and I really didn’t think people would respond so well to it , I just thought it would help my store and kids would think it was cool.

“If Microsoft see this and want to give me a free XBONE and Titanfall though I wouldn’t say no!

“And thanks, I really appreciate all the compliments I’ve received and am already planning a new Mario Kart 8 display!”

Amazing work. It seems like folks in retail are really trying to outdo each other with these in-store displays. We had JB Hi-Fi in New Zealand creating a few humdingers last week and now this!

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