Slay the holiday décor competition and have a fierce Christmas with this Godzilla Christmas tree. A 36-year-old floatplane pilot from Rotorua, New Zealand built a unique Christmas tree in the shape of the iconic ‘King of all Monsters’. What’s more, this unique Christmas tree also breathes smoke to simulate the fire-breathing monster. So, how did they construct Treezilla?
Where Did The Idea Come From?
Steven Newland got the idea of building this tree from his 4-year-old nephew who loves dinosaurs. But instead of making a dinosaur Christmas tree, he decided to be more creative by adding a special effect. As a fire-breathing dinosaur didn’t seem right, he decided to go for Godzilla instead. Besides, the kaiju monster is the closest thing. Not to mention, the god-sized super species also has blue atomic breath which is more powerful than fire. Since, Godzilla perfectly fits all the criteria, Steven went on to build the first ever Treezilla.
How Was the Godzilla Tree Built?
Steven built the tree using regular household items. First, he constructed the frame by using 10 meters of chicken wire. Then he covered the frame with a large weedmat where he attached several branches from four different fir trees. He added some paper claws and plastic teeth to complete the monster. Of course, a Christmas tree isn’t complete without colorful fairy lights. But here’s the best part yet.
Steven used a fog machine that can be controlled remotely to make it appear like it is breathing smoke. Furthermore, the fog machine is refillable so it has a continuous breathing effect.
How Tall is the Godzilla Christmas Tree?
The tree measures 71 inches tall which is slightly higher than the average person’s height. Due to its unconventional shape, the monster tree needs to be placed on a stand for support and to keep it in position. The tree was finished off with a Santa hat on top along with Christmas presents at it’s feet.
After staying in a storage room for a year, Steven decided to put the tree in an online auction. And he successfully sold it for 415 New Zealand dollars (around $270) 34 bids later. He then donated some of the sale to a children’s charity which supports young cancer patients. After the success of this Christmas tree, Steven is planning another remarkable tree for this year. And what can we expect from his next big project?
“This year’s tree is still under wraps (excuse the pun). I can tell you that it involves 5 meters of chain, a beer crate, and I had to buy a ceiling fan…”, Steven shares.
We just have to wait and see what he’s up to next. But based from the materials he disclosed, we’re expecting something as monstrous as the Treezilla again this year.
Check the video below to watch the Christmas tree in action