Last month, Westport entered the record books.
Dozens of Maker Faire-goers joined in a globally crowd-sourced art and tech project. They created the world’s largest 3D printed duck.
Now they’re figuring out what to do with it.
The world record bird will appear at the Great Duck Race this Saturday (June 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parker Harding Plaza). He/she/it will cheer on much smaller plastic ducks, as they bob along the Saugatuck River.
But then what?
Maker Faire maestro Mark Mathias has put out an APB/SOS. The duck needs a home.
It must be indoors — in a place at least 6 feet tall. (Or 8 feet, if you want to keep the top hat.) Add another 5 inches, if you hang onto the wooden platform too.
Mathias’ best hope is that it go to someone who can display it for others. Wherever that is, it must stay there. Unlike actual ducks, this was not designed to move much.
It could promote something: creativity, art, even a business, Mathias suggests.
He hopes to deliver it to its new home immediately after the Duck Race. The person who loaned the trailer needs it back STAT.
If you’d like the world record duck, contact Mathias ASAP: email@example.com; 203-226-1791.