A Man In China Quit His Job And Spent 22,000 Building A Transformers Like Statue For His Son

A shipyard welder in eastern China gave up his job to fulfil a promise to his son and build a robot replica based on the Transformers action movies. Standing 5m high and 3m wide, the dazzling yellow version of “Bumblebee Autobot”, character in the film, towers over onlookers in Wang Liansheng’s backyard in Suqian, Jiangsu province. It all started when Wang told his two-year-old son that he would make a model for him because he couldn’t afford to buy one after they watched the latest Transformers movie last July, Thepaper.cn reported. His son took his words to heart, and Wang realised he had to keep his promise. “As a father, I can’t just say something and not do it,” Wang said. He gave up his job and spent 140,000 yuan (HK$170,000) on his pet project. In a year, he scoured enough old car parts and other scrap metal across the city to assemble the robot. Wang says it was the worth the effort, especially when his son proudly tells people: “My father made this.” He next plans to make a model of the Transformers character Optimus Prime, and maybe try to make a business out of it.

SCMP– A shipyard welder in eastern China gave up his job to fullfill a promise to his son and build a robot replica based on the Transformers action movies.
Standing 5m high and 3m wide, the dazzling yellow version of “Bumblebee Autobot”, character in the film, towers over onlookers in Wang Liansheng’s backyard in Suqian, Jiangsu province.
It all started when Wang told his two-year-old son that he would make a model for him because he couldn’t afford to buy one after they watched the latest Transformers movie last July, Thepaper.cn reported.
His son took his words to heart, and Wang realised he had to keep his promise.
“As a father, I can’t just say something and not do it,” Wang said.
He gave up his job and spent 140,000 yuan (HK$170,000) on his pet project. In a year, he scoured enough old car parts and other scrap metal across the city to assemble the robot.
Wang says it was the worth the effort, especially when his son proudly tells people: “My father made this.”
He next plans to make a model of the Transformers character Optimus Prime, and maybe try to make a business out of it.

Im sure this is kind of cliche at this point but back then I always wanted my dad to build us a tree house. We had tons of land growing up. Loved to play outside, and had tons of trees so naturally we wanted a tree house. My dad never made that tree house for us. Said he was thinking about it but never did. You know why? Because he kept his job so we didn’t have to live like a poor person 24/7.

I get it, its something a father did for his son so they can both be proud of each other, blah blah blah. Its nice I get that. But in the same way i don’t hate and resent my dad for not building a tree house, this kids not gonna hate his dad if he didn’t build a useless model statue of a bootleg Bumblebee. I mean i don’t know how the math or logic works where you don’t have the money to buy a toy, but instead spend all your hong kong dollars to build one that cost exorbitantly more than a toy, and just build a knock off version. I mean it doesnt even have the Autobots symbol for christ sakes. That shit might have some play over there where knock offs thrive and you’re young and can show it off but once you’re in your teens and poor because dad doesn’t have a job because no one wants to buy massive knock off transformer statues, then its just gonna be a 5 meter high robot statue telling you to your face that your poor.

P.s- this is what bumble be actually looks like. A for effort, C+ in execution. But then again i dont know if they have Camaros over there in china so ill give it a B-

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