Brooklyn Bumblebee

Brooklyn Bumblebee in NYC


Version 3,  Dec. 2011                                                                        - Alan Camuto,

"I am Brooklyn Bumblebee,  and I send this message to the universe:
We are here.   We are home."

NYC,  May 2011                                                               - Alan Camuto,

Brooklyn Bumblebee was made from the same stuff that we all have in our homes
 or around us in nearby stores,  available to everyone.    Only one online purchase.

The 2013 Mermaid Parade,  Coney Island                                                                                   drpavloff,  on Flickr
"Something interesting is about to happen..."

                                                                                                              - Brian McKevitt
"My GPS is...ahem...which way to Brooklyn?"

                                                                              - T.R. Clark
"I can't believe they tried to tow me away!"

                                                                              - Eileen Zolkos
Gathering with our brave comrades of Decepticon-fighting N.E.S.T.

                                                                                                                - Josh Coceano
"Superman,  where were you during that brutal,  drawn out battle in Chicago?    Just askin'..."

                                                                                 - Eileen Zolkos
"How much to take me to Cybertron?   What,  $28 million!"

                                                                                                      - Eileen Zolkos
"Oooh,  an auto parts version of a corner deli!"

The 2011 Wizard World Comic Con,  NYC                   - Alan Camuto
"A human pretending to be a interesting..."

                                                                                        - Alan Camuto
"Megan,  it's going to be OK.   You've got to pick yourself up...we'll figure something out."

                                                                                - Eileen Zolkos
"I am only a giant alien fighting robot.   There is no need to fear me."

                                                                                              - Eileen Zolkos
"Hey!   It's because I'm yellow,  isn't it?"

                                                                                                                            - Carlos A. Smith
"Hey,  no gang signs!"         

                                                                                                  - Alan Camuto
"Are you guys with us?   If you are,  you'll need to put on some muscle!"

                                                                               - Michael Ratliff,

Proudly protecting all life - human or otherwise - as well as freedom,  New York,
and all forms of artistic expression.    Long live the WorldWideWeb!

This widely-seen artwork of 'Bayformer' Bee was my main design guide.
The character is only 18' tall and comparatively smaller,  so he is more detailed.
Using four large,  heavy tires was a major challenge,  as everything must be balanced.
Every bolt,  nut,  & washer adds up,  which is why he weighs 144 lbs.
Behind what you see is a complex,  redundant structure.   Built to last.   Built in Brooklyn.
I design my exoskeletons for movement,  despite the heavy weight and intricate structure.
Every performance is a physical event,  and very demanding.

Brooklyn Bumblebee's 2011 mission at Macy's:

                                                      - most Macy's photos by Eileen Zolkos
"Sale ends today...I'd better hurry..."

                                                                              - Alan Camuto
"I will help to stimulate the economy...ahem..."

"Though I'm from another planet,  I still have a sense of style."

- Alan Camuto
"Now that's a good lookin' autonomous robotic - Oh,  that's me...yeah!"

"Does this one keep Cybertronian time?   Oooh,  it's shiny!"

                                                                     - Alan Camuto
"So,  I have to sign up for the card to get the discount?"

"I need to cover some scratches...I've been in a lot of fights lately..."

"Mission accomplished!   Back to protecting humans..."

                                                                                                                               - Carlos A. Smith
"Look,  Anthony Anderson stopped by!"

    Scorponok: composed by the brilliant Steve Jablonsky,
and  remixed by Figmentz / Jiantanedo

                                                                                                                                          - Carlos A. Smith

"Are you ready to continue this adventure
by clicking on 'More NYC'
in the yellow band up top?"



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