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One hundred and sixty tons of Japanese sand were needed to make this. Thatā€™s a lot of sand.

To break that down, sixteen ten ton trucks were needed to haul the sand, and a hundred tons of water were used to create the sculpture, which is located in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The region is famous for its dunesā€”hence, the sand sculpture.

According to Famitsu, in total, the whole thing took two months to finish!

[Photo: Kankan136]

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[Photo: Kankan136]

Amazing detail.

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[Photo via Famitsu]

[Photo: Kankan136]

Damn.

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[Photo: tottoripref]

This might give you an idea of scale?

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[Photo: tottoripref]

Maybe not. Thatā€™s the Tottori Prefecture mascot not a character from the new movie (bummer!).

Earlier this year, a giant Star Wars snow sculpture went up in Hokkaido.

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[Photo via Famitsu]

This Force Awakens sand art will be on display until December when Episode VII hits theaters.

Top photo via Famitsu

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