BBC has built a huge statue of The Stig as part of a promotional campaign for a new global channel.

BBC has built a huge statue of The Stig as part of a promotional campaign for a new global channel.

Called "Big Stig", the massive statue made from fiberglass is 9 meters (30 feet) tall and according to British magazine Top Gear it should "only be hand-washed in warm soapy water." Three sculptors were in charge of immortalizing The Stig and the entire project took two months.

The statue has embarked upon a three-day trip from TG's test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey on a flatbed to Poland's capital Warsaw where it will reside in the nearby vicinity of the Palace of Science and Culture. Big Stig with its 3.6 meter (12 foot) head and torso will stop by in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Berlin (Germany) and Poznan (Poland) before reaching its final destination.

It is part of a marketing ploy to promote a new global channel entitled "BBC Brit" which will be launched in Poland on February 1 and will also come to other countries from all over the world in the future. Needless to say, Top Gear will be one of the programs offered by the new established TV channel which promises to provide "premium factual entertainment that is intelligent but irreverent."

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