Tuesday, July 22, 2008

W.L. Last Supper Light Bright for sale on Ebay

Oh, so sad to see another World's Largest Thing looking for a home...
 
 
The pegged image itself measures approximately 4'9" tall by 9'9" wide and is comprised of exactly 124,418 brand new, original Lite-Brite pegs. After running out of clear/white pegs from my initial bulk peg order from Hasbro, I had to buy out the entire Lite-Brite stock of every Toys-R-Us, Wal*Mart, and Target in a 15 mile radius several times over just to replenish the shortage of pegs in that color!

               An actual Lite-Brite toy has a black background which utilizes blank spaces as "black", but does not have actual black pegs. For artistic and Guinness certification purposes (now an official record, see below), I was unable to leave blank spaces. What to do? Unused pegs were painted black with several layers of a special glossy paint made specifically for plastics. The result is a strong-bonded paint that doesn't chip or flake in the slightest.

               The pegs are fixed to the "canvas" with 8 layers of glue. Not just any glue, but non-fogging cyano-acrylate (the most expensive and hard-to-find of the super glues). This non-fogging glue was chosen for its unequaled bonding strength and the fact that it wouldn't discolor the pegs, inhibiting light transmission.

2 comments:

nicolle said...

i love it. sigh, if only i had the 5 grant to buy it...

World's Largest Things, Inc. said...

I know - wouldn't it be a great nightlight? Or, whole glowing wall of a bedroom? Or NY studio apartment?

And, with the WL Velvet Elvis, it'd be the most amazine Super Kitsch installation EVER!!!