Wednesday, 04. March 2015
22. 08. 14. - 16:00
DIY fan Yao Fuxin has revealed how he turned a pile of old junk into an astonishing replica of his favourite super-hero robot.
Handyman Yao - from Hejian City, in northern China's Hebei province - spent months picking through car breakers' yards for the right parts to recreate his favourite Transformer, Bumblebee.
The one-ton 3.5 metre high creation took him five months to assemble, and has since become a local tourist attraction.
"I love the Transformers and Bumblebee is my favourite one of all.
"I've seen all the films and I worked with some official photographs and models for reference," said proud Yao.
And he admitted: "It was hard finding all the right parts but I didn't want to make any compromises so I was very careful."
Now he is already collecting parts for his next model, a replica of the Autobots leader Optimus Prime.
"He should be finished in a few months. I'd really love to make all of them," said Yao.
He is not the first Chinese person to use scrap yard parts to build a transformer. In fact staff at one Chinese scrap yard that decided to create a giant robotic Transformer as an advert found that the metal monster was such a good way of attracting customers that they carried on building them, and have now built more than two dozen of the robots at the yard in Jinan City in eastern China's Shangdong Province.
The tallest is over 60 metres and weighs five tons, with all of the designs simply made using the scrap material that the yard workers had to hand.
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