Rubber Duck Zilla – Giant Duck



RUBBER DUCK, The creator of the Rubber Duck, Florentijn Hofman, tried to entertain the world by a tour named “Spreading joy around the world” established in 2007. He aimed to recall everyone’s childhood memories by exhibiting the duck in 14 cities, starting in his own city Amsterdam, Netherlands.The Rubber Duck was constructed with more than 200 pieces of PVC.There is an opening at the back of the body so that architecture/ staff can perform a body check of the rubber duck. In addition, there is an electric fan in its body so that it can be inflated at any time, in either good or bad weather.In 2009, while it was on display in Belgium, vandals stabbed the Rubber Duck 42 times.Here are the dimensions and location of each duck in order of date:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on April-May 2014 SIZE:(22×20×16 metres (72×66×52 ft)

Parramatta, Australia, on 10-19 January, 2014 SIZE:(13×14×15 metres (43×46×49 ft)

Keelung, Taiwan, on 20 December 2013 SIZE:(25×18×18 metres (82×59×59 ft)

Taoyuan, Taiwan, on 26 October 2013 SIZE:(25×18×18 metres (82×59×59 ft)

Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in September 2013 SIZE:(25×18×18 metres (82×59×59 ft))

Baku, Azerbaijan, in September 2013 SIZE:(12×14×16 metres (39×46×52 ft))

Beijing, China, on September 2013 SIZE:(14×15×18 metres (46×49×59 ft))

Pittsburgh, United States, on September 2013 SIZE:(14×15×16.5 metres (46×49×54 ft))

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, on May 2013 SIZE:(14×15×16.5 metres (46×49×54 ft))

Sydney, Australia, in January 2013 SIZE:(13×14×15 metres (43×46×49 ft))

Hasselt, Belgium, in July 2012 SIZE:(12×14×16 metres (39×46×52 ft))

Onomichi, Japan, in 2012 SIZE:(10×11×13 metres (33×36×43 ft))

Auckland, New Zealand, in February 2011 SIZE:(12×14×16 metres (39×46×52 ft))

Osaka, Japan, in December 2010 SIZE:(10×11×13 metres (33×36×43 ft))

São Paulo, Brazil, in 2008 SIZE:(12×14×16 metres (39×46×52 ft))

Saint-Nazaire, France, in 2007 SIZE:(26×20×32 metres (85×66×105 ft))

The duck on display in Hong Kong, from 1 May to 9 June 2013, deflated on 15 May after losing air. It was re-inflated and was again on exhibition on 20 May.It got damaged and deflated again in Taiwan on 2 November after an earthquake, before bursting at Keelung, Taiwan, on 31 December, 2013.


The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

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