Chinese man builds life-size model of Airbus A320

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China (CCTV / CNN) -- A man in China made his childhood dreams come true by building a life-size model of a passenger plane.

A man in China made his childhood dreams come true by building a life-size model of a passenger plane. Working with five friends, Zhu and his crew repurposed more than 80 tons of steel into this model, he affectionately calls "Dream." Courtesy: CCTV/CNN

For one Chinese man, the ultimate life goal has always been owning a plane.

He overcame the financial burden by piecing one together bit by bit.

Take a look at Zhu Yue's Airbus A320.

He began working on it in 2016 when the reality of owning a plane set in.

All the airplanes he could find were just too expensive.

Working with five friends, Zhu and his crew repurposed more than 80 tons of steel into this model, he affectionately calls "Dream."

But even this remake didn't come cheap, it cost nearly $400,000 to build.

Zhu's "Dream" won't be taking to the skies any time soon, in its current condition the plane can't fly.

Until then, thousands of visitors are stopping by every day to check out the model airplane.