Bi Heng, a student from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, has created a 9.1 metre sculpture for his final year thesis, which combines elements from popular Transformers franchise with deified ancient Chinese General Guan Yu.
The main materials came from an old Jie Fang model truck, China’s first very own domestically manufactured vehicle. The completed model weighed close to four tonnes and costed about USD4,400.
The statue also cleverly resembled the look of Guan Yu, a General during the Three Kingdom period (around 220-260 AD) who is popularly worshipped these days among the Chinese community. The giant pole weapon was his trademark.
If I’m the professor I would give him a straight A for his thesis lol. More photos below, which show the making progress of the Guan Yu Transformers…
Images from Bi Heng’s Sina blog [Cn].