Film Fans Build Their Own Transformer
Three Transformers fans in China have taken three months to build their own robot out of a Citroen C2 car. Sui Lulu, Zhang Yiming and Li Wei, from Nanjing city, have named the 15ft Transformer X2.
"We are huge Transformers fans, and grew up with them on TV and in comic books. We always wanted to have our own transformer, a real one," says graphic designer Sui Lulu.
He says they picked the Citroen C2 because it's small: "We originally wanted to make the figure of Optimus Prime, who is transformed from a truck. "But we calculated that the final figure would be around seven storeys high, and we couldn't find room for it. So we went with the Citroen C2."
X2 is loosely based on the Bumblebee and Jazz Transformers in the movie. He admits that, because of financial constraints, their Transformer can't actually do much transforming.
"The legs bend, since we installed two hydraulic pressure rods, and the finger joints move. Also, we added a pedrail to his feet," he said.
The youngsters are now planning to fulfill their original ambition to make a giant Transformer based on Optimus Prime.
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