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Designer Converts Ford Fiesta Into A Transformer [Video]

Designer Converts Ford Fiesta Into A Transformer [Video]
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Hetain Patel bought the vehicle, which has the same specifications as his first car, to create an original sculpture.

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 october 2013

Designer Hetain Patel‘s first sculpture is a converted 1988 Ford Fiesta that looks like a robot from the Transformers franchise. The vehicle is the same model he was given by his father when he turned 17.

The car has been transformed into a large-scale squatting human-like figure, created by Patel along with his father and his engineer brother and fellow Transformers enthusiast, Pritum Patel.

Designer Converts Ford Fiesta Into A Transformer [Video]

Unlike the popular toys and films, however, the car here is not a high-powered sports car or truck transformed into a powerful warrior, but rather a small inexpensive Ford Fiesta transformed into a human-like figure calmly squatting. This posture is a recurring image in my work and forges a link between the lower classes in India and my immigrant family in the U.K, both of whom sit comfortably this way.

The Fiesta Transformer is part of the exhibition SPHERES 6 at Galleria Continua in France, where it will be on display until December 22nd. You can check out a time-lapse video of the build process below:

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