The Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia was host to the Crateman Crew’s milkcrate sphere. The creation uses 688 crates and is pretty big and heavy. It was part of a parade and was also part social experiment. In this case the experiment failed. The hope was that the crowd would join in guiding the crate ball through the route – in reality the people were afraid and the ball got out of control. The powers that be had to stop the ball and it was moved to the safe area as seen in the photo. Does anyone have pics or video of this baby in motion? via–>Wooster Collective, The Crate Sphere
After the Milkcrate Castle was built for Milkcrate Digest #2 was had the problem of getting rid of 800+ milkcrates. We found a milk crate pick up spot at a small cafe, but it was one huge hill from where the castle was built. In the middle of the night, we decided that the best way to get them down the hill was to tie them all together (in the middle of a street) in what we dubbed, “the milkcrate borg ship.” For the first 50 feet, this worked great. Then we hit some kind of pipe in the street. The whole stack came to a halt while the twine gave way, sending crates here and there. We couldn’t move the beast and soon enough a car came. Some frat boy in a Jeep SUV pulled up behind our crates and stopped. He decided for whatever reason to try and run it over. The crates bent, big did not budge. What was left, after he backed up and went around, was a mess. We moved the crates into the a small wooded area near the scene.
We thought this was over – it was not. The following Monday we got a call from the school where all this went down. They found the crates and demanded that we get the crates out of there. What happened couldn’t have been planned. The freshman students were arriving on campus the next day. We made flyers and set up shop near the dorm (the castle was built in one of the dorm patio areas). The flyers promoted our free milkcrate give a away. Within hours all the milkcrates had been given out to incoming students. We had moved the crates back into the dorm one crate at a time.