A gentleman surnamed Liu of Jinan, Shandong Province loves Transformers. But, he always felt that all the Transformer toys didn't really transform or really move. So he decided to build his own.
Six month and 70,000 yuan (around US$11,000) later, Liu created his own Transformer. Outfitted with hydraulics, the machine can lift itself up, transforming into a 4.8-meter tall robot.
The contraption is also a working car. It's powered by electricity and can travel up to 15 kilometers per hour.
On the robot's chest, there's a screen that gives info about the invention. It can also run advertisements, proving that this fan project could have a commercial application. Sounds like there's more than meets the eye.
Villager constructs homemade transformer [Guangming Online]