There are two things that usually happen to old shoeboxes: They’re reused for storage or they’re thrown out the trash, either for recycling or disposal. In some cases like this one, though, it’s turned into a work of art.
The miniature jeepney model pictured above was created by Charles Emmanuel Bolor Macaraeg, and it was built out of an old Vans shoebox. Now that’s what we call upcycling.
It might not be as intricate as a legit scale-model replica, nor does it have motorized parts like the Tamiya Dyipne does, but the details on this thing are exceptional nonetheless. There’s a steering-wheel cutout up front, and there are side-facing seats out back. Plus, the logos on the box have been carefully placed around the cardboard model, making it look even more like the real decal-laden PUVs that ply our streets.
The colors were also put to good use here, as the model sports a nice white-on-blue exterior finish. And frankly, those whitewall tires do wonders for the looks, too. You can check out the photos below:
Pretty cool, isn’t it? Heck, we’d even get one if we could. What do you think?