Turkish company builds transformer real life of a BMW 3 Series
Nerds of a certain age have wanted its own transformer from the first time we saw Optimus throw the crap out of Megatron thirties years. Now, thanks to an ambitious Turkish company, that dream can finally become a reality.
According to Gizmodo, a company out of Ankara, Turkey called Letvision unveiled a transforming robot based on a BMW 3 Series coupe. A series of videos hosted on Letvision’s website and YouTube account showed Letrons, as the bright red transformer is called, being put through its paces by an operator with a remote control.
At the operator’s command, Letrons rolls into a parking lot set against a backdrop of lawn sculptures, dry fountains, and incongruous giant suits of cartoon armor. It drives slowly toward the operator and stops dead, facing the camera. Then the magic happens. Slowly but surely, the car unfolds and stands up, revealing a stiff-looking robot beneath the 3 Series’ flanks. Once standing, the robot swivels its head around, flexes for the camera, flashes its lights for dramatic effect, then folds back up into car mode and drives away.
Letvision says Letrons is a prototype, and the only working member of a family of transformers novelty based on BMW. The company plans to release more cars transformation in the public soon but colorful characters with names like Bizmut (clearly a tribute to Optimus Prime), argon, Wolfram, and Tantalum. There is no word on what one of these toys will cost the buyer demanding giant robot, but if you ever see the light of day is sure to be a lot of zeroes on its price tag.