This tall drink of water is General Guan Yu. He was a pivotal figure in the collapse of the Han Dynasty and establishing the Shu Han. He was so good at breaking his foot off in the ass of his opponents that some Chinese still worship him as a literal, serious, god. But even that’s not as awesome as an art student cutting up an old military truck and turning him into a Transformer.
Bi Heng, the art student in question, can claim all he wants that he really only spent $40,000 to pass art school, but we know better. This has the smell of “dorm bet” all over it. Somebody bet him he couldn’t use a Transformer to get his degree and he proved them dramatically wrong; we just hope the bet was $40,000 or more.
Granted, it’s not that 60-foot moving Gundam statue Bandai built for the hell of it a few years back, but it’s pretty neat. It sadly can’t transform in real life, but here’s a video laying out how it’d work:
[ via io9 ]