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    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
    • From DIY Aircraft to Lamborghini: What Else Average Chinese Can Craft at Home
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    Zhu Yue and his friends work to build a full-scale replica of the Airbus A320 plane, in Kaiyuan, Liaoning province, China April 3, 2018.

    China is home to some of history's most significant inventions: paper, the compass, gunpowder and book printing. Nowadays China, with its hi-tech plants and factories, is among the countries driving global industrial development; however, China's innovative way of thinking goes far beyond that.

    Forty-year-old Zhu Yue has already spent almost $160,000 of his savings building a homemade, full-scale version of an Airbus A320 jet. He once told reporters that it has been his dream since childhood to own a plane. Zhu, an aviation admirer, earlier worked as an auto mechanic and now he plans to turn his replica into a restaurant with a simulation cockpit and rotating turbines.

    Here is a look at what else some enthusiastic Chinese have managed to patch together themselves.

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    Lamborghini, submarine, aircraft, China

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