Robert Burden, an artist living in San Francisco, has an affinity for immortalizing his favorite childhood action figures as gigantic oil paintings that makes them seem larger than life. His latest piece, The Autobot, which gives Optimus Prime the glory he so readily deserves, took over 1,000 hours to complete. And thankfully for us, Robert captured the entire process in an awesome two and a half minute timelapse.

And here's the final version that you can embiggen and take in all the tiny details Robert added, including an actual Optimus Prime figure embedded in the bottom of the picture frame. If this doesn't get a wall in the Guggenheim, it will be a great disservice to this artist, the Autobots, and our nation.

Watch an Epic Optimus Painting Come To Life In This Amazing Timelapse