Saturday, June 20, 2009

Life Size Fan Made G1 Bumblebee

A California man with a deep love of Generation 1 Bumblebee created a life size version that stands 18 feet tall in his yard. To check out the full article and gallery, click here. Thanks to Mike for the link.

“I’ve always been a fan of the Transformers,” Tom Rhoads Rhoads stated to the crew at mim. “And when my son was born I decided to make the statue.”

The statue stands at 18 feet tall and built from a used Volkswagen, yes that’s right a used Volkswagen, in this economy who can afford to chop up a new Camaro and besides some of us liked the cartoon characters better!

The statue took him and a friend a year to build in their spare time. A crane had to hoist the 1200 lb robot onto its feet after the welding was completed. Its legs are made of steel and angle iron to keep it secure.

4 comments:

  1. wow thats great effort put there by a very loyal fan of g1 transformers .and i must say its very impressive and neat sculpture

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  2. I drive past this man's house once every few weeks, lives about a half hour from me. It's pretty impressive honestly.

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  3. Mega props! That is proper awesome

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  4. This is AWESOME.

    But it reminds me of one thing: It would have been REALLY silly looking to have had G1 designs in a live action movie.

    But bravo! It's a great tribute.

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