There's more than meets the eye with these Transformers. You are actually looking at scrap—discarded car, motorcycle, and machine parts—that has been lovely sculpted into the iconic robots. Thank Chinese Transformers fans for that.
Twenty-three Chinese diehards created Transformers robots like Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Bumblebee from junk. As ChinaNews (via ShanghaiIst) explains, some of the robots can move their limbs, spray mist, and are able to play pre-recorded messages. The tallest is nearly ten feet high, with over 1,300 parts and weighing nearly one ton.
Until October 5, the Transformers are on exhibit at the Binhu International Conference and Exhibition Centre and hope to raise awareness about the environment.
The same twenty-three fans seem to have exhibited their robots, which took them three years to make, earlier this spring in Sichuan, China.
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