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Boxwars - The Art of Destruction

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The art of destruction
The idea of Boxwars came about from a group of friends who liked to build armour using discarded cardboard and proceeded to destroy their creations shortly afterwards. Ten years has lapsed since the first cardboard war event was held in Melbourne. Their idea and fan base has expanded across to Toronto and Edinburgh. You may have also sighted these creations at Stereosonic or other music festivals.

Cardboard robot

The annual Boxwars has since been a high energy event to be held traditionally on December 26 each year. The start of the war is quite similar to the Boxing Day sale madness when doors open to crazy shoppers looking to grab a bargain. Instead, imagine the participants dressed fully in cardboard, pumped with adrenaline and wanting to tear the cardboard off each other with no mercy.

Some imaginative cardboard armoury and costumes from previous years include:

The detail that goes into the costume are amazing

Fight fight fight!

Boxwars 2012 is held once again at Caulfield Park from 5PM sharp. The theme for 2012 is "End of the World". Previous themes included: "Taking it from the People" and "Medieval Rock".

Admission is free. Spectators are welcome and are advised to watch from the sidelines. Allow plenty of time for street parking as the event draws a large crowd.

Once the siren signifies the start of the event, the war is intriguing to watch as impressive cardboard pieces are destroyed in a matter of minutes. Who will be the hero or heroine emerging as the last one standing?

Group shot pre-war
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Why? Cardboard warriors who are engaged in an epic struggle for the liberty of corrugated creativity
When: December 26th 2012 from 5PM
Phone: 0416 014 216
Where: Caulfield Park
Cost: Free
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