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There’s A Giant Star Wars Snow Sculpture In Japan

There’s A Giant Star Wars Snow Sculpture In Japan

Well, that’s one way to express excitement for the new Star Wars movie – a group of soldiers from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (11th Brigade) spent nearly a month building a gigantic monument dedicated to the classic films built entirely out of snow.


The snow sculpture depicts a scene featuring Darth Vader, a few Stormtroopers and TIE fighters, and took 3,500 tonnes and several bulldozers to build. It measures 23m wide and 15m tall – a truly impressive piece of fan art.


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The snow monument is currently on display as part of the 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan. The popular winter festival features a huge number of intricate snow and ice sculptures. More than two million people attend the festival annual, and if every year features something this special, we can see why.

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