A young artist and filmmaker from Singapore has spent 2 months of his spare time, and used 60 empty soda cans to design and build an Iron man figurine. The very talented Jaze Phua is 22 years old, and as well as being an artist and filmmaker, also boasts song writing, photography and web design as skills he possesses among the many services he offers on his website www.JazePhuaductions.com.

Iron man helmetAfter watching the première of the first Iron Man movie, he has dreamt of owning a figurine of his own ever since. It was while drinking a can of soda one day that the thought came to him,

“what if I build an Iron Man from a soda can?”.

He started off by building the helmet, and realised that aluminium cans were a great medium to use, so decided to continue and build the entire figure.

What came next is one of the coolest Iron Man projects I have ever seen, with LED lights added to the eyes, and a light added to the base of a soda can to represent the all-familiar arc reactor on the figures chest. The figure has a magnetic openable helmet, moveable joints, and is finished off with LED lights in the palms of the hands. Clever little hidden compartments are situated on the front and back of the figure to house the battery packs.

Iron man on turntableFinally, what superhero figurine is complete without a turntable base to showcase on! Jaze used a dismantled box-fan, spray painted, to create the rotating platform.

When you see the video, you will be amazed by what can be achieved, just by using recycled soda cans, a box fan, double-sided sticky tape, super glue, a pair of scissors, a bit of paint, some LED lights and a few batteries! Not to mention the environmental benefits of using recycled materials.

This guy is truly talented as you will see from the video, with a fantastic stop animation at the beginning to whet your appetite.

Unfortunately, from what I can see, there are no step-by-step instructions enabling you to build your own soda can Iron Man, but there are plenty of images available. So if you fancy yourself a bit handy, you may be able to decipher enough information to give it a go. Good luck!

Via: Instructables
Source: JazePhuaductions