Check Out This 15 Metre Tall Darth Vader Snowman

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I am not exactly a connoisseur of snow sculptures. I can make your bog standard snowman, and I got told off by the park ranger for making a huge snow cock once, but that is about it.

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I’ve never heard of the Sapporo Snow Festival, but when I saw these pics, it had my full attention.

Being a big fan of (the proper) Star Wars, seeing Darth Vader in white is kind of weird. But awesome.

These sculptures were built by Japanese soldiers as part of a training exercise, and are 15 metres tall and took 3,500 tonnes of snow to make. No idea what they are training for to be honest, but whatever.

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There were 200 sculptures as part of the festival, but obviously this was the coolest.

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You can see the sculpture for yourself here on what I think is some sort of live stream. Not sure why you’d look at a stationary object in real time, but there you go.

They should have made Snowbi Wan Kenobi… *ahem*

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