So who build it? The snow sculpture, Star Wars, is made by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force: the 11th Brigade; the 1st Snow Sculpture Producing Unit, the 11th Artillery Unit, the 11th Reconnaissance Company, and the 11th Antiaircraft Artillery Company.
Best of all this was Disney and Lucasfilm approved.
It took the 11th Brigade a month to build the 50-foot-high ice sculpture. Here’s few more pics and then some shameless advertising of Star Wars merch for sale in our eBay store…
I had considered cropping out the people but when you look at the full size image, the people help convey the massive size of this thing!
Here’s another night show and below is an overhead view of where the ice sculpture actually was located. This is just another reason I can’t wait until I’m able to visit Japan.
Nicholas Quartz is the Overlord of nerdimports.com and is often known as Scithe in various parts of the internet. He first started using the nickname scithe in 1996 while on America Online. He enjoys anime, comic books, video games, TV and movies from all genres and theme parks.