I thought i posted a thread here in december, i guess i was on planetchristmas.com.
Anyways, this Christmas my sons and i built twin 9' Nutcrackers for my wife.
My wife is Russian. She was having a Nutcracker themed Christmas party. My 10 yo twin boys asked if we could surprise her with some yard Nutcrackers. The boys wanted to build a 5' Nutcracker. We couldn't find any plans that were exactly what we wanted. We took the 12" nutcrackers you see them holding and scaled them into two 9 foot nutcrackers you see here: http://www.meighan.net/nutcrackers/
Some people asked for the plans so we posted pictures and directions on the web page.
sean, dennis and alexei meighan
Highlands ranch, CO
My new project is building software to take Math models and project them onto rgb targets
next year we plan on adding some lights to the nutcrackers.