Mar.10, 2014

Have you heard of the toy, StickBomb? Flat wooden sticks are woven together under tension, which then fly apart like dominos when one is removed. So what happens when this toy is pitted against a radio controlled 3D-printed Subaru model?

In order to promote its new high-performance WRX STI, Japanese car maker Subaru created a clip using Stickbombs and a 3D printed Subaru miniature. Subaru says it used more than 30,000 stickbombs to film the ad, and that after each one was triggered it was re-constructed over and over again. The car was a one-of-a-kind created via 3D printer just for the ad.

Filming took place in a studio in Japan over 3 days and nights, with almost no rest in between. Some 30,000 StickBombs were brought in for filming. Each time the stick pattern was triggered, it was constructed over again. Who knows how many StickBombs were used in total. The radio control model was a one-off design made especially for the video. Created with a 3D printer, its body was shaped so meticulously that staff operating the radio control model could not contain their amazement.

The Subaru WRX STI (priced from $34,495) will arrive in local showrooms in April, and will also join the famous Nürburgring 24 Hour race in June this year.

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