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It’s freezing and more or less miserable in several places across the globe right now. Snow’s been falling continually in my neck of the woods, but I’m trying to make the best of it. One way to brighten up the gray chill is by playing outside. A yard full of snow is like an empty canvas just waiting to be formed into sculptures, and characters from pop culture make perfect fodder. Check out our round-up of six geeky snow sculptures to get inspired!

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The displays at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium are famous. Given the recent release of Frozen, Disney dived in with more than 70 themed sculptures from the film. I wish I was there to see the ice statues of Anna and Elsa and the castle, but these pictures will have to do and they look impressive. I am always gobsmacked by all the details sculptors manage to work into the ice.

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quilling fett

Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper that are coiled or rolled in various shapes to make a design. It probably takes an insane amount of patience to get it just right, and artist Alia Syed clearly has it. She’s used her skills to create some fantastically geeky paper quilled sculptures. The Boba Fett art pictured above happens to be my favorite but her paper creations also include Darth Vader, Iron Man, Batman, Master Chief, a Decepticon and more.

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This might be the most beautiful and fragile version of R2-D2 ever created. It’s made of countless little pieces of glass that look like they’ve been handmade and then put together while they’re still hot enough to stick. Look closely and you’ll see it’s not just the overall shape of the little droid, but even the patterns of metal on his body that have been carefully duplicated.

(Team Death Star via technabob)


Yes, that’s a scrap metal T-Rex sculpture and it is the most awesome of all sculptures. It was built by John Lopez who has been making western and rodeo themed bronzes for the last ten years. This one was made in honor of Sue, the T-Rex specimen that was found in his home state of South Dakota.

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This is heart-breaking. I’m all for art, but this sculpture by artist Andrew Vickers was made by destroying $20,000 worth of comics. Here’s the official description of the piece from the Heroes: Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary exhibition at the s1 Artspace in Sheffield.

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone.

What the artist didn’t know was that the collection of comics, which he found in a dumpster, included some very rare and collectible gems. He only found out when comic fan Steve Eyre saw the sculpture and recognized the value of some of the titles.

“First of all I thought ‘Fantastic’ as, visually, it is a beautiful thing, but then as I walked round it, certainly on the inside right leg, there was a cover of Avengers number one. I’ve got a copy of that, which was published in 1963, that is worth well over £10,000. Then I started looking and there are six comics on this that together would be worth, even in the condition you can see, £20,000.

Hear that? It’s the sound of collectors everywhere screaming, “No!” at the thought of those issues being glued to a bunch of chicken wire.

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This amazing sand castle has all your favorite good guys and bad guys from Doctor Who. There are Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels and in the middle of it all stand The Doctor with the TARDIS and even K-9. It’s a fantastic tribute to the show’s 50th Anniversary.

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predator dinosaur sculpt

As far as sculptures go, the more wacky they are the more fun they usually are. Artist Takayuki Takeya has the bizarre angle down. Several examples of his work were recently on display in a gallery in Tokyo, and the sculpts are just fascinating. You’ll see Predator riding an Alien, a cool bronze Predator bust, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmets done in samurai style, and all kinds of creepy-neat monsters.

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street fighter motion sculptures

Artist Dan the Ad Man wanted to teach himself 3D software programs, and the best way to learn is by diving in. He decided to create graphics representing the forms and flow of Street Fighter. The result is beautiful motion sculptures that mimic the movements of the game. You have to watch the animation to see what I mean. Check it out in the video after the break.

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Every child of the ’80s remembers the evil Skeletor from the Masters of the Universe cartoon. He caused no end of trouble for He-Man and now there’s a nearly life-sized version of the villain, molded and sculpted based on the original action figure. All he needs now is a life-sized He-Man to battle.

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