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A dad who created a smoke-breathing Godzilla themed Christmas tree has auctioned it off this year.
Steven Newland, 36, used 10 metres of chicken wire, weedmat, four fake Christmas trees and a fog machine as well as plastic teeth and paper claws.
The dad from Rotorua, New Zealand, was inspired to make the Godzilla tree last year by his four-year-old nephew who 'loves dinosaurs'. Fast-forward to 2019 and he's auctioned it off.
Listing it on the site trademe, Steven has sold the tree for $415 NZ (USD $273/£204) after getting a total of 34 bids.
On the description, he wrote: "This 1.8m tree is shaped like Godzilla, which breaths smoke, it is definitely something unique. Made out of four Christmas trees, chicken wire, green mesh, 1x fog machine, plastic teeth, and paper claws.
"The fog machine works with a remote-control and comes with spare fog machine fluid. Lights can easily be removed, and the Christmas hat is not needed if you want to use the tree for something else.
"Comes with a box of spare of branches and dinosaur stockings. Also note a stand is needed to hold the treezilla up (I have covered this with a xmas present so it is not noticeable)
"This tree is a bit awkward to move around so would recommend a few people to help move it, I would recommend a van or enclosed trailer to transport it if driving out of town."
Speaking about any future projects he has planned, Steven told Bored Panda: "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."
As you might already imagine, this isn't the first wacky festive invention he's come up with. In previous years he's made a Pac Man-themed tree as well as a half and half Portal tree.
He went on: "My favourite project was the PacMan tree. Mainly because of the logistics of building it and working through the maze of all the lights. I can't remember how many, but it was in the hundreds."
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