The Shrub Rover: Patrol Your Suburb in Disguise

The Shrub Rover: Patrol Your Suburb in Disguise

If Solid Snake were to spy on the Desperate Housewives, this would be his vehicle of choice.

Are you tired of skulking in the shadows when you try to spy on your neighbors? Do you want to trespass on other peoples' lawns and not be noticed? Or do you just want to drive around in something that will make everyone's head turn (though probably not for the reason you want them to)? Then look no further than the Terrestrial Shrub Rover, a new vehicle created by Justin Shull, a New York-based artist whose work is usually focused on environmental themes.

According to Shull's website, the Rover was inspired by NASA's concepts for its upcoming lunar outpost mission:

"In the spirit of NASA and its forthcoming 2020 lunar expeditions in preparation for colonizing the moon, the Terrestrial Shrub Rover presents the opportunity to explore terrestrial and social environments back on Earth from within a manned, foliage bedecked, solar electric powered rover. (also in development is an unmanned, remotely controlled, webcam version)"

This is definitely one of the more bizarre vehicles you're likely to find on the web, but it's certainly fascinating to watch in action. Watching this thing in action, I couldn't help but think of how Solid Snake would totally use something like this while sneaking up on Otacon as he waters his lawn.

Source: Justin Shull via Geeks Are Sexy

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So inconspicuous.
Sounds like something out of a cartoon.
I'm sure that bush just moved...

Hehe. Bush.

There's a Monty Python joke to be made here, but I can't quite find it.

All works till an old man decides he wants to cut the hedge! lol, nice toy though!

I can imagine the advertising slogan.
'The Shrub Rover! Spy on your unsuspecting hot neighbour while she sunbathes! Only 599.99!'

Ok, that is fucking amazing.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
There's a Monty Python joke to be made here, but I can't quite find it.

this is how not to be seen

OT he is so lucky no one was having a funeral

hudsonzero:

Lvl 64 Klutz:
There's a Monty Python joke to be made here, but I can't quite find it.

this is how not to be seen


Just what I was thinking.

I cant stop giggling watching it. Imagine seeing it driving in the street like a normal car?

This looks fun and/or plain silly!Intill the local dog comes in....

Lvl 64 Klutz:
There's a Monty Python joke to be made here, but I can't quite find it.

Well maybe if we built a large wooden badger...

But yeah, that's pretty neat. It'd never work though, it isn't like someone isn't going to... oh you know, recognize a shrub that was never there on their lawn before? Props for creativity though I suppose.

Since when are bushes perfectly square?

Thats pretty cool though

SQUEEEE! it so cute!

It still looks out-of-place. It would only really work if there were a bunch of similarly-shaped bushes in the area.

Still pretty cool though.

just because it has to be done:

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you all know it's true...

It's a SHRUBBERY. Catch it!

Greatest tagline ever. "Explore the world from inside a bush."

Would Mr. Solid Snake please stand up? Ah, I see he has learned how not to be seen.

Also, ninjas.

This is just awesome, not to mention it cracks me up. As my friend said all it needs is some wacky cartoon sneaking up music and it will be perfect. :D

hudsonzero:

Lvl 64 Klutz:
There's a Monty Python joke to be made here, but I can't quite find it.

this is how not to be seen

OT he is so lucky no one was having a funeral

I was expecting "BRING ME A SHRUBBERY!", but that works just as well.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
There's a Monty Python joke to be made here, but I can't quite find it.

The Shrub Rover.

For when a Shrubbery just won't cut it.

And now for something completely different.

THIS PARROT HAS PASSED ON!

 

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