This is an Optimus Prime statue spotted at the site of the 2008 Beijing Olympics aquatic center. He stands life-size and was built entirely out of 10,108 scrap car parts. How tall is life-size? Try 32-feet. Sure you could argue that's not Optimus' actual height, but then I'd remind you this is China we're talking about and you should just be thankful he doesn't have Voltron for a head.
Hit the jump for a zoomy-outier shot with a better view of the Bird's Nest in the background.
China's Life-Size Optimus Prime [slashfilm]
Thanks to Chuck Nunchuck, who, wait -- aren't you supposed to hold on to them?
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