In Liaoning Province, one Shenyang farmer surnamed Li has spent the last two years building a large-scale passenger airplane model out of recycled scrap metal, spare time, and love.
The five meter long, four meter wide “airplane” rests outside Li’s home, and is the product of 58-year-old Li’s lifelong dream of being a pilot. As seen in the pictures, the plane is nearing “completion” with just a few coats of paint left to be added.
The primary material used is abandoned and recycled steel scrap, which was procured and welded by Li himself as it became available to him. The cost of attaining one’s dreams? Thus far Li has sunk 40,000 RMB (~$6,200) into the project.
Though it has no chance of going airborne, hopefully the plane will lift Li’s spirits when it’s finally completed.