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“Star Wars” Mount Rushmore of snow built for Sapporo Snow Festival

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“Star Wars” Mount Rushmore of snow built for Sapporo Snow Festival

South Dakota may have Mount Rushmore, but now Sapporo, Japan has Mount Darth Vader. A 50-foot tall Star Wars snow sculpture was created in the city’s Odori Park to celebrate the 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival.

The massive structure features Vader, a trio of Storm Troopers,  TIE Fighters, and the ominous Death Star. According to a Google-translated story from Yahoo! Japan, the sculpture is approximately 50 feet high, 74 feet wide, and 65 feet deep. and took 2,000 people to complete. According to the festival’s website, “Snow Star Wars” was approved by Lucasfilm, making it the first snow sculpture to be formally endorsed by George Lucas’ production company. Check out pictures above and below, via CinemaCafe.

The Sapporo Snow Festival runs through Feb. 11 and attracts nearly 2 million people to the city.

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