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Wisconsin man builds Transformer out of old car

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:00am

Fans of the latest ‘Transformers’ movie are getting a big thrill in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where a man has built his own life-like Transformers character.

Just days after the opening of Transformers 4, fans of the movie are starting to descent on Archer Lane, east of Wild Rose hoping to catch of glimpse of a 23-foot-high transformer that George Edgren built from the remains of an Oldsmobile Alero.

"A friend of mine from work brought it up, he said you should build a transformer. I'm like I don't think so. It doesn't really seem to strike my fancy. Then two to three weeks later, had the junk car, had a bunch of angle iron, bolt it to the concrete and started from the ground up," George Edgren told CNN affiliate WBAY-TV.

The display hovers above Edgren's house as those driving by, stop for pictures and ask questions. it's a project he says took about a month to complete.

"You've got your tires, and your fenders, random hoses to make it look functional," he explained.

Edgren says he is still working on a name for the transformer. At this point he's taking suggestions on his Facebook page.

"He also looks like the Iron Giant, which is a movie that kids grew up with. He looks a lot like the Iron Giant, and he thinks he looks like Bumblebee which is his favorite Autobot," Transformer fan, Linda Burke told WBAY-TV.

For now Edgren says he doesn't have any future plans for the giant transformer.

"I just built it to catch attention, people pleaser, and after that I don't know. I'd sell it if it needed to be, but it never really crossed my mind too much," Edgren said.


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