The real life replica weighs in at 3 tonnes and was built by Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop back when they were working on the now-dead Halo movie. That's it up there... albeit with a dodgy 'shopped numberplate.
As part of the lead-up to the September 22 launch of Halo 3: ODST, Microsoft has built a "crash landing" set at Sydney's Cockatoo Island. The general public can come down at gawk at the Warthog next weekend, August 8-9.
But some lucky punters will also get the chance to attend a VIP party, meet with Bungie's Curtis Creamer and play near-final code of Halo 3: ODST. Details are over on the Xbox Australia website.