09/20/2021 11:41 AM
Updated 09/20/2021 1:39 PM
With music to dance to, a microphone to interact with, and the classic box in which people can collaborate financially,
roams the streets of the city and occasionally ventures to Plaza Grigera de Lomas de Zamora, the Laprida pedestrian area in Lomas. and 9 de Julio and Iberlucea in Lanús, and some places in the Capital such as the Planetarium and the Puente de la Mujer.
Sometimes he also participates in events and even video clips.
“The idea came up two months ago since nothing like it has ever been seen in the region.
I investigated and there was no one with this suit because it is quite expensive, "says Diego Tijera, one of the promoters along with his brother Facundo of the initiative that has as its protagonist Bumblebee,
a luminous robot that measures 2.40 meters in height. high.
Diego is 28 years old and Facundo 17. The two residents of Burzaco were the ones who decided to embark on this adventure in June.
Diego from the logistics and organization, and Facundo from "the flow and the good vibes", since he
is the one who wears the suit.
The decisive impulse was given by the need to generate new income for the family.
With little time available during the week, Diego started Bumblebee on Saturdays and Sundays.
"From Monday to Friday it was impossible because I am practically 24 hours a day in El Alfarero, a rehabilitation home that we founded in the middle of the pandemic and with which I do not generate money for myself, but it is something that I enjoy doing and I am passionate", he explains about the institution through which more than 40 boys have already passed.
The robot initiative did not arise as a sustenance for El Alfarero since there they have the support of the sale of homemade breads that the same residents of the home market in the neighborhood.
In this way, he said, he looked for a way to get a job that would not take so much time, and also found it entertaining.
"One day I decided to contact a young man from
and asked him to design and manufacture
Bumblebee for me,
" he comments about the suit that caught his attention from the first moment due to its colors, lights and size. .
He confesses that there are many people who when seeing him walk the streets, think that it is remote control, but it is not like that.
"The truth is that my brother is inside and puts all the wave to dance," he says.
And remember that Children's Day was very special since they worked from nine in the morning until seven in the afternoon at the Palermo Planetarium.
“When people see it, they go crazy.
Every weekend we receive a smile and a nice feedback ”, he says.
And the fame?
There he goes.
Diego and Facundo Tijera, the creators of the doll.
For now, they were hired to take Bumblebee to the YouTube account of
, the influencer who became known during the 2018 World Cup with his
"bring me the cup, Messi"
and after the success in the America Cup he launched the song
, with the participation of the yellow giant of Burzaco.
"Chapu decided to record a video clip with Rapero del Tren, who has had appearances on
and in some
, and as soon as he knew what I was doing, he did not hesitate to contact me," he says.
The video clip accumulates almost 120 thousand views on YouTube.
Currently they continue to travel and bring music and joy through all the streets they visit, although they affirm that they still want to go further.
"I would like to achieve more diffusion, that people know us more and in one of those reach the television with the suit and be able to make a presentation," Diego concludes, waiting for the call of a producer who gives him the opportunity to show Bumblebee in the large screen.
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