Over the years, we've seen plenty of computer-rendered transforming robots, whether it be cell phones or cars, but now, Turkish company Letron might have just created the real deal. They took a real BMW E90 3-Series car, took apart the body, and created a giant robot that can be remotely controlled. Apparently, they have plans to create more versions, using different bodies. Click here for more pictures of the build process. Continue reading for a video of an earlier transforming prototype.
Michael Bay may be known for his explosive films, but that isn't the case with the stunning "L.A. Villa". This living space is immersed in the hillside and accentuates the distinct views of both Los Angeles and the Santa Monica mountain range. There are two master bedroom modules that hover above and further frame the panoramic views. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Animator Michael Schmidt wanted to show the world that even robots have to unload once in a while, and this one just so happened to be of a Boeing 777 jumbo jet landing at Frankfurt Airport to take care of things. Sure, the scene may be computer-generated, but it's not too far-fetched to picture giant transforming robots running around in the near future. Continue reading for an awesome stop-motion Optimus Prime Transformers showdown video.
Michael Bay, director of Transformers 5: The Last Knight, has revealed a new vehicle for the latest installment: the Decepticon Barricade, based on the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. It features protective bars up front and the "to punish and enslave" tag on its rear fenders, along with blacked-out headlight surrounds, vented hood and A-pillar-mounted spotlights. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of T-Rex on American Ninja Warrior.
Transformers fans who've always wanted the 1992 Peterbilt 379 Optimus Prime stunt truck rejoice! This vehicle can now be yours if the price is right, at Barrett Jackson's next auction. An entire team of artists and illustrators worked tirelessly to come up with just the right look for each robot/vehicle. When the film's production designer showed Michael Bay a photo of the enormous Peterbilt tractor, he was immediately taken by the lines and size of the truck, even through he know he would face intense criticism for his choice Continue reading for a few more videos of this truck. Click here to view more images of the truck.
Transformers and muscle car fans rejoice! The original 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS featured in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction is being auctioned of by Barrett Jackson later this month. For those who don't remember, the vehicle plays Bumblebee before it's replaced by a futuristic Camaro SS concept. Where has it been since filming? In the garage of none other than director Michael Bay. Notable modifications include: a widebody kit w/flared wheel arches, a large front splitter, larger wheels, matte yellow accents, Transformers badges and a bootlid lip spoiler. Continue reading for the full Bumblebee and Hound vs. Vehicons scene from Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, along with more pictures of the vehicle. Click here to view bonus images of a massive Optimus Prime robot made entirely from scrap metal.
At first, it seems like a normal Boeing 777 landing at Frankfurt Airport in Germany, but a few seconds in, and it becomes a scene straight from a Transformers movie. That's right, viewers are greeted with beautiful CGI of the plane turning into a robot as it comes in for a landing. YouTube user Michael Schmidt uploaded the video on December 2, and it's currently sitting at over 2.7-million views. Click here to view some ultra luxurious first class cabins in various Boeing 777 planes used by airlines.
There are boats, and then the Kormaran, a real-life transformer. It can be configured 6 different ways, including: monohull, catamaran, trimaran and a high-riding, fuel-efficient hydrofoil. That's not all, the deck can be flipped open for sunbathing when at rest, or used as a light in "night mode". The vessel is primarily constructed from carbon fiber to help keep its weight at 3,300-pounds. It's powered by 3 water jet drives and a 500-horsepower engine, with a top speed of 44 mph. Continue reading for a video showing it transforming.
Just when you thought you've seen it all, the Fab Fours' Legend, a custom Jeep that looks like something from a Transformers movie, shows up. The first thing that caught your eye was probably its 50-inch Alliance off-road tractor tires, and to make room for these tires, the tuners installed Dynatrac Pro-Rock 80 axles and custom bespoke steel fender flares. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The Transformers franchise is a massive success in China, so much so that Yu Zhilin, a farmer by trade, with a background in fine arts, decided to start creating life-sized robots using spare car parts in his free time. Fast forward three years and he's finished his first scrap sculpture with his son Lu Yingyun in tow, and things only got bigger from there. His latest project consisted of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, assembled in their makeshift home workshop. Continue reading to see more build pictures and for additional information.