Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture

Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 11:44pm CST

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GUNJAP 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.


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Credit(s): GUNJAP


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Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1338939)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 27th, 2012 @ 6:17am CST
When it's complete, I dare anyone to lick it. :lol:
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1343689)
Posted by El Duque on February 7th, 2012 @ 7:50am CST
TakaraTomy has tweeted an image of the completed Transformers Prime Optimus Prime snow sculpture from the Asahikawa Winter Festival. The sculpture measures 16 meters or approximately 52.5 feet. Asahikawa Winter Festival takes place in Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture from February 8th - 12th. Image mirrored below.


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Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1343693)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 7th, 2012 @ 7:57am CST
Appropriately, he looks like he's hunkering down for one heck of a snowball fight. Awesome work!
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1343695)
Posted by New Omen on February 7th, 2012 @ 8:01am CST
:APPLAUSE: great stuff. I'd like to see a time lapse of it being made. I'd probably enjoy a time lapse of him melting too. :P
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1343704)
Posted by 1337W422102 on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:01am CST
New Omen wrote::APPLAUSE: great stuff. I'd like to see a time lapse of it being made. I'd probably enjoy a time lapse of him melting too. :P

Do not grieve. Soon, he shall be one with the water cycle.
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1344329)
Posted by El Duque on February 8th, 2012 @ 8:50am CST
TakaraTomy has tweeted a few additional images from the Asahikawa Winter Festival. In addition to the giant Optimus Prime snow sculpture there is also a sculpture of Transformers Prime Bumblebee to greet guest. We also see a coupled of illuminated images of the Optimus Prime sculpture.


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Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1344360)
Posted by New Omen on February 8th, 2012 @ 10:08am CST
Bumblebee needs more yellow snow damn it! What did they do... eat it all?
I for one am disappointed they thought they could get away with a white bee. :roll:
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1347684)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 15th, 2012 @ 12:14pm CST
Now that the Asahikawa Winter Festival is over, what will become of these awesome Snowmen? Mirrored below are more of the impressive, "life-sized" snow sculptures from this year's Asahikawa Winter Fest. Note that both Transformers Prime BumbleBee and movie Bumblebee were in attendance. Luckily, they did not wear the same outfit. Enjoy the pics below or, head over to the original post by clicking here.

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Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1347733)
Posted by T-Macksimus on February 15th, 2012 @ 2:16pm CST
Awesome artistry but I do have to wonder why they didn't add some color. Very simple to do a solution that they could spray on and have it be non-harmful to the environment when everything thaws. Still,the sculptures turned out amazing. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1347956)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on February 16th, 2012 @ 1:47am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Awesome artistry but I do have to wonder why they didn't add some color. Very simple to do a solution that they could spray on and have it be non-harmful to the environment when everything thaws. Still,the sculptures turned out amazing. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


I think it looks better un-painted. It looks more natural and snow-like xP.

That looks awesome :D. Would be more awesome if it's a full sculpture but meh one can only hope.
Re: Asahikawa Winter Festival 16 Meter Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture (1347985)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on February 16th, 2012 @ 6:52am CST
The work-in-progress Starscream's head is kinda disturbing, and the fact that it's next to Megatron only makes it more disturbing. :???:

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