Using Scrap Metal, Artist Builds ‘Transformers’ Theme Park In China
After 10 years, Chinese artist Kefeng Zhu and his team have built an unofficial Transformers theme park entirely out of recycled scrap metal.
The ‘environmentally-friendly’ theme park ‘Mr Iron Robot’, located in Jiaxing City, China’s Zhejiang Province, features 600 Transformers-like sculptures assembled from parts of old vehicles and machine tools—such as the classic favorites, Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee.
“It has been very popular with the kids,” Zhu told Xinhuanet.
“I feel very glad when the children visit my park and enjoy the happiness here. I still remember the joy when I play iron toys in my childhood, and I wanted to share that joy with children so I decided to build a theme park.”
Just last week on Tuesday 20 March 2012, Mr Iron Robot theme park was granted the status of a tourist attraction.
Zhu will continue to make new sculptures for the theme park and do commissioned work for people who like his art.