A 23-foot-tall home-made Transformer is the world’s most intimidating lawn ornament

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In Wisconsin, an Oldsmobile Alero is more than meets the eye: he’s a 23-foot-tall red robot, and his name is Hardwire.

The Transformer’s creator, George Edgren, says he wasn’t particularly involved with the franchise. “I liked them, but I wasn’t a huge massive fan or anything. It’s not like an ‘I needed to be there on opening night’ kind of deal,” he tells The Verge. But when a friend suggested that he make one of his own, he ultimately took up the challenge. Over the course of a month, he bolted together the giant robot that now stands in his driveway. A longtime metalworker, he was already building and selling lawn art, but this was his biggest hobby project ever. While it’s clearly a Transformer, it’s not trying to fit any kind of…

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