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'Transformer' statue in virtual reality theme park in China

A giant replica of the "Transformer" statue at a construction site in East valley of Science and Fantasy virtual-reality theme park in Guiyang has created a social media storm.

Biggest Transformer statue

A "Transformer" statue built with 750 tonnes of steel costing a mega 100 million yuan ($11 million) to construct in Guiyang, China's southwestern Guizhou province.

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Virtual reality attraction

"Transformers" is a 2007 Hollywood movie which combines computer animation with live-action filming. It was directed by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg as executive producer.

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Center of attention

A giant replica of the "Transformer" statue at a construction site in East valley of Science and Fantasy virtual-reality theme park in Guiyang, in China's southwestern Guizhou province.

(Photograph:AFP)

Weighing a whopping 750 tonnes of steel

One of the most impressive features of the "Transformer" statue is its measurement: 53 metres (174 feet) in height.

(Photograph:AFP)