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Completed Life-Size Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture Bust's Picture Posted

posted on 2012-02-07 15:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
16-meter Transformers character appearing at 53rd annual Asahikawa Winter Festival


The Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy posted a picture on its Twitter account on Tuesday of the completed life-sized snow sculpture bust of the Transformers franchise character Optimus Prime. The sculpture will appear at this year's Asahikawa Winter Festival.

Artists sculpted the giant robot from a 16-meter (about 53-foot) snow mound. Construction crews began piling snow on January 6, started work on the character's head on January 10, and raised trusses on January 19 to continue the sculpture.

The 53rd annual Asahikawa Winter Festival will take place in Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture from February 8 to 12.

[Via Seibertron]

Image © Tomy


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