16-meter Transformers character to appear at 53rd annual Asahikawa Winter Festival
The Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy revealed this week that a life-size snow sculpture of The Transformers franchise character Optimus Prime will appear at this year's Asahikawa Winter Festival.
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.
The 53rd annual Asahikawa Winter Festival will take place in Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture from February 8 to 12.
Info via AnimeNewsNetwork, Seibertron; Image © Tomy