A "House of Steel Robots" in Thailand has made a name for itself by transforming scrap metal into dazzling sculptures inspired by Hollywood blockbusters.
Ban Hun Lek, an hour's drive north of Bangkok, has become a popular weekend spot for families eager for Instagram selfies against a backdrop that looks plucked from the silver screen.
Visitors to Phairote Thanomwong's welding workshop gaze up at 8-meter (26-foot) sculptures modeled after the robots of the "Transformers" franchise and a jet-black King Kong hewn together from old car parts.
Phairote opened his welding workshop 20 years ago and eventually converted its front section into a gallery for curious tourists.
"It was just a hobby at first," he tells Agence France-Presse (AFP). "When I was a child, I liked mechanics a lot ... so I made what I liked into my work."
Every sculpture is built using scrap metal and recyclables, which makes each creation unique, he said.
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