The annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today in Japan. The center piece is an enormous Star Wars snow sculpture that looks like the Empire's take on Mount Rushmore.

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According to IT Media and Game Watch, the Star Wars snow sculpture measures 15 meters tall, 22.6 meters across, and 20 meters deep.

Taking around a month to complete, the snow sculpture was built from seven-hundred 5-ton-trucks' worth of snow. That's a lot of snow—in fact, it's the most snow ever used for a snow sculpture at this festival.

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Two thousand people worked to complete this!

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Impressive. Most impressive.

The Sapporo Snow Festival runs until February 11 in Sapporo, Japan.

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