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Iraq: Student recreates video game buggy during coronavirus lockdown01:43

Iraq: Student recreates video game buggy during coronavirus lockdown

Iraq, Hillah
April 09, 2020 at 09:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

A coronavirus lockdown can be a lot more than watching series and reading news feeds. As for some people, self-isolation can mean extreme boredom, for others, it's a perfect time for some serious creativity.

As the Iraqi authorities decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown until April 11, a student from Hillah, 100km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, decided to make his dream come true.

Being inspired by his favourite video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Ibrahim Saadi created a prototype of a buggy, an open frame vehicle with a small engine from the game.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows a young mechanic unveiling his home-built buggy called 'Bucky' and later racing on the streets of his home town.

"My passion for mechanics is what made me come to this idea," Ibrahim said, "and of course, my love for PUBG game made me construct this vehicle."

He went on to say that he spent almost $400 (€368) of his savings on the buggy. With the help of his father, Ibrahim has been able to accomplish the car body and now is waiting for the end of the lockdown to buy missing parts to make the vehicle look complete.

According to Johns Hopkins University, over 1,202 cases of coronavirus and 69 related deaths have been registered in Iraq.

Iraq: Student recreates video game buggy during coronavirus lockdown01:43
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A coronavirus lockdown can be a lot more than watching series and reading news feeds. As for some people, self-isolation can mean extreme boredom, for others, it's a perfect time for some serious creativity.

As the Iraqi authorities decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown until April 11, a student from Hillah, 100km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, decided to make his dream come true.

Being inspired by his favourite video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Ibrahim Saadi created a prototype of a buggy, an open frame vehicle with a small engine from the game.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows a young mechanic unveiling his home-built buggy called 'Bucky' and later racing on the streets of his home town.

"My passion for mechanics is what made me come to this idea," Ibrahim said, "and of course, my love for PUBG game made me construct this vehicle."

He went on to say that he spent almost $400 (€368) of his savings on the buggy. With the help of his father, Ibrahim has been able to accomplish the car body and now is waiting for the end of the lockdown to buy missing parts to make the vehicle look complete.

According to Johns Hopkins University, over 1,202 cases of coronavirus and 69 related deaths have been registered in Iraq.

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