Kinetic sculpture parade makes its way through Key West

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KEY WEST, Florida (NBC NEWS) — A colorful, and moving, parade made its way down Key West, Florida’s main street on Saturday.

The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade features creative recycling and “people-powered” mobile sculptures.

The annual parade boasted more than 20 sculptural floats with moving parts, elaborately decorated bicycles and other mobile masterpieces.

The event was inspired by the late key largo metal sculptor Stanley Papio a recycled parts pioneer who specialized in welded images that incorporated found objects like car parts, pipes and wire.

Standout creations included a vintage yellow race car with an engine made of discarded plumbing parts, star wars imperial walker replicas and a 30-foot-long iguana with spines made of scrap cardboard.

The Papio commemoration continues Sunday with free admission to Key West’s Fort East Martello Museum that features more than 100 of the late artist’s creations.

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