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Trashformers celebrates ‘upcycling’, the gold rush of junk. In this 3-part series four designers on the forefront of the upcycling movement are tasked with taking parts from a school bus, an airplane and a ferris wheel and turning them into high end, high value products – in only three days. Giving trash a second life is making a fortune for thousands of Americans. Whether it’s designer labels crafting couture from cast offs or savvy stay at home moms making millions on Etsy, there’s big money to be made. But turning trash into cash isn’t going to be easy. Parts are in short supply and the designers will have to battle it out against each other to seize the best pieces. Using skill and imagination, they’ll roll back years of decay and transform these rusty objects into pieces of design magic.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Bus Stops Here!||Two teams of upcycling designers have three days to dig into 28,000 pounds of a discarded school bus, as they compete to turn junk into funk. Can they create high-fashion, must-have items out of a heap of rubber and steel? Host Brooks Atwood advises these daring design gurus as they race against time, but will they come up with anything of value? Or will the bus stop here?||42:59||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFight or Flight?||Given a broken down plane to play with, our two competing teams of upcycling designers really need think outside the box as they attempt to turn this piece of junk into high-end products. Bags, lamps, a guitar--there's no end to their ingenuity, but if they can't get the products finished in three days' time, their total earnings will be a big fat zero. Host Brooks Atwood advises on style and construction, but in the end one team will win, and the other will crash and burn.||43:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFerris Wheel of Fortune||Two teams of upcycling geniuses compete over three days to turn a rusted old Ferris wheel into must-have high-end products. But how easy is it to make fashionable items when your raw materials are rickety old seats? The contestants struggle like never before when faced with this behemoth and their lives will get even tougher when the judges hate the work in progress. There's only so much host Brooks Atwood can do to salvage this effort.||42:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|