Ahead of the Lunar New Year a father in Sichuan has gifted his son with a Transformer statue made entirely out of cardboard boxes. What have you been doing with your time?
Xu Qu, 35, spent some 3 weeks constructing the beast, using more than 100kg of cardboard boxes and 1,000 screws. On January 30, he unveiled the Transformer in Ziyang city’s Sanxian Park, garnering much acclaim from netizens, onlookers, and his son, we presume.
Here’s Xu’s commentary on his piece, via People’s Daily:
The inspiration of making an ‘Optimus’ occurred in my mind suddenly when I sent my son to learn drawing. I made the transformer—the embodiment of justice and gave it to my son and other children as a Spring Festival gift.
My son is studying painting in a fine arts training class. He often wastes things in daily life. I want to let him know that we can take advantage of the discarded materials to make pleasant things rather than buy them with money.
When I finished the work, my son and his friends all liked it very much and the photo of the Transformer was widely spread in the WeChat circle.
China seems to be a little bit obsessed with Transformers. Indeed, the franchise has been proven to bring fathers and sons together more than once, though this latest addition might be the most innovative one yet.
[Images via CCTV]