What if Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place on Hoth? How would a droid fare on an ice-planet? In the case of Star Wars’ BB-8 I’m guessing not great, as water and electronics don’t mix. Do they sell snow chains for ball droids? Maybe at Tosche Station.
If BB-8 can’t locate a tauntaun for warmth, he’ll most likely freeze, and Portland-based PDX ICE has given us a glimpse into this what-if situation by creating a full-scale frozen BB-8 sculpture.
This happy little astromech is carved to look just like the real thing. Completely made out of ice, BB-8 has his distinguishing symbols and antenna detailed out in solid water form. Even though fire and ice shouldn’t go together, this frozen ball droid even gives a flaming thumbs up just like his on-screen counterpart.
It seems this Star Wars ice sculpture was one of many for a May the Fourth fundraiser at another local Portland haunt, the Bit House Saloon. The establishment threw a Star Wars Day event for the non-profit Dollar For Portland and in addition to the BB-8, PDX ICE also created a green-lit ice Jabba and the coldest smuggler-scoundrel of them all, Han Solo in carbon-ice.
PDX ICE also specializes in premium cocktail ice, and they created fun 2-inch cubes that featured a stormtrooper, TIE fighter, and the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, The Millennium Falcon. These cubes would be perfect floating in an adult blue milk beverage.
Check out more frozen Star Wars creations in the gallery below and on the PDX ICE instagram.
What do you think of these Hoth-like Star Wars sculptures? Let us know in the comments!