May the Force be with you. Even in snow.
Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and TIE fighters were the object of amazement at the 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival that kicked off yesterday. The Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan’s army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground Self-Defense Forces, using bulldozers, moving over 3,500 tons of snow to create the ginormous, 23 meter wide, 15 meter tall sculpture of StarWarian fantasy. The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan’s largest winter events, attracting more than 2 million visitors a year and displays more than 200 snow and ice sculptures.
FYI: The design was approved by Lucas Film Ltd,…just in time to promote the December launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you think?
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