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The making of two 98-foot-high metal horse heads

These are The Kelpies, an impressive monument in The Helix, a land transformation project in Scotland. The two metal horse heads stand 98 feet high (30 meter).

This time-lapse video, created "over 60 days of stop-motion filming across 7 months", show how they were built, reports Gizmodo.com.

The huge horse heads are made of 600 tonnes of steel and can be seen from the M9 motorway.

They are part of a £43m redevelopment of about 350 hectares of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth, known as the Helix Project, reports BBC.

It is hoped the site will attract thousands of tourists to the area and boost the local economy.

Glasgow artist Andy Scott designed the structures, which include 10,000 special fixings, to secure the "skin" of the two horse heads to the steel framework.

They were inspired by the tradition of working horses in Scotland which once pulled barges along canals and worked in the fields where The Kelpies now stand.

The site will open to the public later in April after work is completed on visitor and parking facilities.

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