The MBS team will assemble from January to May to assemble this year’s MBS for our yearly Tygh Valley assembly. We need YOU to tell us what and how to assemble it! 

The MBS is SOAK’s version of Burning Man’s Man. Just like The Man, all SOAK citizens are invited to watch the sculpture burn on the Saturday evening of the event. That’s right – whatever sculpture we help you assemble only has to be transported ONE WAY!! Fire will do the disassembling for us!! YAY FIRE!!!

Unlike The Man, the MBS can be anything you want and not necessarily an effigy. Past examples of MBS’s include a phoenix, a rocket, a gnome castle, a battle narwhal, and 5 people sharing 1 head.

The MBS doesn’t need to correspond with the year’s theme (‘Some Assembly Required’) but it is preferred. Also, you don’t need to have building experience. All we need is your idea and good instructions, and we will materialize it for you. You are welcome to join the team during our weekend builds.

To help us understand your idea, you MUST send us a sketch/photo/detailed description of it before the deadline. Once submissions have been closed, a group of volunteers will vote on and select the best design.

  1. Submit your idea(s) via this form before 12/15/19: https://tinyurl.com/twla2z6
  2. Share this request/form with your friends. 

The deadline is less than a month away! We’re looking forward to helping your concept become a reality and have you join our talented crew of MBS builders. We can even work with IKEA-style assembling instructions!

The 2019 Major Burnable Structure (MBS)

3D renditions by Sam Smith