One of the amazing pieces of mechanical art found at Maker Faire this year was Gon KiRin, a 69-foot fire-breathing-LED-lit-tail-waving beast made by Teddy Lo and Ryan Doyle. Gon KiRin means “Light Dragon”, and it's true of this sculpture day or night, as it breathes fire and is covered in LED lights when it's dark out.
Gon KiRin has made appearances at various Maker Faires, though this is the first time I've seen it at Maker Faire Bay Area. It is quite a spectacle and seemed to always have a small crowd circled around it. You can check out more places where it will appear at Gon KiRin's Facebook page.