We all have met those type of people, you know the ones who have an imagination that exceeds any of ours and can create the most amazing thing with no thought at all. Yeah, those people who can take a piece of paper and make a beautiful picture or maybe can see a blank canvas and put their imagination to work. I envy those type of people. It seems when I try to be creative, it just turns into a horrible disaster. There is a duo made up of a father and son that prove their knowledge, creativity, and design can create one of a kind treasures, and to top it off the pair has made a career out of it, grossing more than $160,000 a year. The supplies, just some scrap metal and creative inspiration.
The father son team is from Southeastern China. They work together to create ginormous transformers out of used scrap metal.
Yu Zhilin, who is a farmer but has a background in fine arts, decided to start creating robot statues from spare car parts during his free time.
His son Lu Yingyun decided to join in on the fun and together they create life-size transformers.
They are best known for their enormous Optimus Prime and Bumblebee creations.
The latest Transformers film is the highest grossest film in China history, so needless to say these Transformers are a HUGE hit.
When they first started, it definitely was not an easy chore, it took them 3 years to complete their first transformer. Now, they define themselves as pros.
They are super excited for the next Transformer movie, hoping it just increases their sales.
But for now, they are excited about making 1 million RBM a year, that is equivalent to about $160,000 in US dollars.
More Info: Shanghaiist
I think this would be a fun hobby to continue on between the duo. Transformers is increasing in popularity for people of all ages. But who buys a ginormous transformer? They are actually often used to display at malls, exhibits, and fairs throughout China. But let’s be honest, why not get one of these bad boys and proudly display it in your front yard. I think it would keep the solicitors away.