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Aliens land in London... thanks to the Ball in the Wall creators.

THEY wowed South Wales with their ingenious Ball in the Wall and Caerphilly Castle dragon - and now they've startled London commuters with their Independence Day aliens.

Made by Cardiff-based Wild Creations and tied to the backs of heavy-duty military trucks, the tentacled creatures were shipped from South Wales at 5am to avoid detection.

But by the time they hit London traffic, people were well aware of their presence!

The aliens, which took two months to create by talented sculptor Samantha Williams using extensive references from the new film, Independence Day: Resurgence, attracted most attention as they passed Buckingham Palace.

Matt Wild, of Wild Creations, who oversaw the production of the incredibly lifelike aliens, said: "Creating these fantastic aliens really has been a dream come true for us. The aliens from the first film, which I grew up watching 20 years ago, really are a stunning design, so to be given the chance to bring them to life - and death! - here in Wales has been an absolute honour.

"After over two months in the making, it's very exciting to see them unleashed in London!" The company - named in WalesOnline's top 35 creative companies - hit the headlines last autumn with its amazing Ball in the Wall of Cardiff Castle to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.

Wild Creations also impressed visitors to Caerphilly Castle earlier this year when its 4m-long dragon head appeared for St David's Day.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Jun 22, 2016
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