There's more than meets the eye at this year's winter festival in the northern Japanese city of Asahikawa. There's a huge Transformers snow sculpture.
Since 1959, the city of Asahikawa has held an annual winter festival, and this year, Japanese toy maker Takara Toy is rolling out this enormous piece of snow art.
"More Than Meets the Eye," the work measures over 65 feet high, over 426 feet across, and over 131 feet deep. With the exception of the sculpture's frame, the entire thing is made of snow.
It took approximately 250 workers about a month to finish the huge snow structure. The snow was procured from clearing roads, and the Transformers monument was made from around 6,000 truckloads worth of snow.
The Asahikawa Winter Festival runs from February 6 to February 11.
－トランスフォーマー in ASAHIKAWAー [旭川冬まつり]