Prior to the widely anticipated Star Wars film, “The Force Awakens”, Belgium’s ice sculpture festival is here to celebrate the brilliance of the franchise. Check out images from the exhibition below!
In the heart of Liege, Belgium, this refreshingly creative ice sculpture exhibition/festival brings Star Wars-themed sculptures to life. From a Darth Vader to Yoda, this festival has all the characters of the franchise covered. If you’re as excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which releases on ; watch the trailer here) as we are, take a look at some images from the incredible festival.
1. Darth Vader
Colder than ever, it would seem.
2. (Frozen) Yoda
“When I was younger, [Yoda] was one of my favorites. There are loads of scars and you’ve got to find a beautiful texture in the ice. There are different ways you can work with the ice. You can feel smooth textures and jagged textures. We use around 20 tools to work.” – Thomas Meloche, ice sculptor
3. R2D2 and C3PO
4. That Storm Trooper, though.
5. Luke Skywalker
“We have to be really precise. The form, the design of the helmets of the troopers and all of those elements had to be studied in detail.” – Alex Girard, Artistic Director, Star Wars Ice Sculpture Festival
7. Freaking cool, right?
See what we did there?
8. This glacial extravaganza features over 30 artists from 12 different countries.
9. Princess Leia
10. Jabba the Hutt
The galaxy’s most powerful frozen gangster sipping his from frozen hookah pipe.
11. The sculptors at the festival made us of over 1,500 m² of ice.
12. Darth Maul
13. The festival will go on till January, so if you’re around Belgium, make sure you get a glimpse of this brilliance, au natural.
14. May the Force be with you!