‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Sets at the Packard Plant, Detroit (Part 1)

Posted: April 25, 2017 in Transformers 5
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Sets were being built in and around the Packard Plant in Detroit for several weeks before anyone spotted them. It’s not a well-traveled area, so movement of trucks and machinery went undetected until these things started to appear on the side of the street.

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Even so, it’s more than possible that people thought these were just some kind of industrial equipment on another abandoned lot! Once a few pics appeared on Twitter and Instagram, those of us who follow these things started exploring more around the Packard to find out what was going on.

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We’ve since seen at least one of these props in the movie trailer, shown here in a scene filmed in the now-abandoned Pontiac Silverdome.

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Meanwhile filming was going on in streets surrounding the Packard Plant behind impenetrable barriers. Believe me, I tried. Explosions, car chases, all that stuff, but all I got to see were the vehicles parked in the lots. Cool, but nothing to write home about.

Then I stumbled across the main part of the set. (see next post)

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