East Durham, New York: Giant Steampunk Robot

17 feet tall, stands in an open-air outdoor shed, built by Thomas Willeford for the 2014 Steampunk World's Fair.

Blackthorne Resort

Address:
348 Sunside Rd, East Durham, NY
Directions:
Blackthorne Resort. NYS Thruway/I-87 exit 21. Follow signs for Route 23 West, through Cairo, to Route 145. Drive 4.5 miles, then turn left onto Sunside Rd. Turn right into the resort and the shed with the robot will be on the left.
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Giant Steampunk Robot

In the town of East Durham, on the property of Blackthorne Resort, there is a 17-foot-tall steampunk robot. It looks like a perfect representation of its theme and should please any steampunk fan. As you roll into the property you should see it on the left, inside a tall, open, prefab steel building.

[Tyler Salls, 09/06/2017]

The robot is a permanent guest of the resort, and was built in 2014 by Thomas Willeford, a famous steampunk "maker." He said he eventually wants to build a 25-footer with room for him to sit inside and operate the controls.

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