Record breaking easter egg installed in Lemešany, Slovakia
Eggstreme! Record breaking easter egg installed in Lemesany, Slovakia.
Local architect, Jozef Kuruc is the creator of that five metre tall easter egg, that has just been put on display today Saturday, the 24th March 2018 in the village of Lemesany, Slovakia. The middle-aged architect came up with the idea when he created a tiny, some 50 centimetre tall egg in 2015. "Once I completed my first easter egg, that was made out of polyesteryne covered with plastic bottle caps, I put it in our front garden. Locals seemed to like it, so that's when I thought to myself, that we could do on a bigger scale. In 2014 I have seen something on the news about a huge easter egg, that was built not so far from our village. It was just 2 metres tall, so I decided to build something even taller than that" - says the 44 year old man. The building process of the new, 5.08 metre tall, 3.08 metre wide and nearly 800 kg giant easter egg lasted for over a year. Mr Kuruc designed, shaped and even decorated the egg-streme easter egg mostly by himself. The body and the shell of the piece is carved out of layers of polyesteryne foam, the outer layer is made out of chicken wire and plaster. "I've used around 21 cubic meters of plastic foam. Once the shell was wrapped with the wire and covered in plaster, I've just sanded it to a smooth surface, glued it and covered it with plastic bottle caps. There are around 60 000 plastic caps stuck to the surface of the egg" - added Mr Kuruc. The caps were collected by the local preschool, but before they could have been applied, the cups have had to be filtered by the logos, by the colour and by their different shapes and sizes. The giant egg is fixed onto a metal frame, that also played a key role with it's transportation from the workshop to the village's main square. "I am very proud of this awesome egg. It took lots of time and effort to complete it, but it was worth it. This is the fourth time that we've transported the egg with a tractor. The egg was