Anakin Skywalker hated sand. So much in fact he found the need to whine about it while on a date with Natalie Portman. (Talk about her, dude. Not your hatred of things—save that for later. That’s like, dating-101 level stuff.) We think his feelings toward sand may have been different, though, had this badass sculpture been on Tatooine.
To celebrate the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 54-year-old sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen created an impressive homage to the galaxy far, far away with about 160 tons of sand. Standing 3.4 meters tall, 7.4 meters long and 4.2 meters wide, the sculpture was unveiled on October 8th features R2-D2, C-3PO, and our new little buddy BB-8. In the background, there appears to be various starships from the Star Wars universe.
This impressively massive undertaking was constructed in the coastal town of Tottori, Japan and will be on display till December (just in time for a certain movie release), which is impressively long time for something built out of only sand and water. And don’t worry if you can’t make it all the way to Japan in time to see it: should you get there late, Chaen is the producer of Tottori’s breathtakingly beautiful sand museum, which showcases quite a lot of extremely realistic and detailed sculptures. So at least you’d have something cool to look at if you miss out on the Star Wars stuff.
We’re in awe of Chaen’s impressive work, sorta like the first time we watched the trailer:
Take a look at the gallery below and let us know what kind of sand sculptures you’d make in the comments below.