LADA transform into gun-toting 'Transformers' robot

A father and son team inspired by the 'Transformers' film have created their own car-robot, built from a Russian-made 'Lada' vehicle. The Russian version of the Optimus Prime Transformer was demonstrated at a stunt show in Oryol, Thursday.

SOT, Gennadi Kocherga, head of the stuntmen theatre, sports and entertainment performances (Russian): "This year, I was in Singapore and I visited a Chinese market, where I saw a toy car driving around. And it was rising up and coming down [as a Transformer], so I bought it. Then I came home and before New Year's Eve, we began to work on it and wrap it up. We tested it and remastered it a few times because a toy is a toy. But [we took] the general concept and the idea and that is the result. It looks like a world-class car, it can drive and shoot, it performs the same tricks as seen in the film, in the cartoons. The next year, we plan to build another two cars, based on the same concept. We already have a lot of unusual ideas.

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