has shed some additional light on the story we brought you earlier via the recent TakaraTomy website update
. Apparently this year's Asahikawa Winter Festival will feature a 16 meter snow sculpture of Transformers Prime Optimus Prime. Asahikawa Winter Festival takes place in Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture from February 8th - 12th.
Artists are sculpting 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 to continue sculpting Optimus last Thursday.