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The heroes and villains of the Star Wars saga have been known to visit ice or snow planets, such as Hoth, Ilum, Carlac, or the Starkiller Base. Now, you’re able to make your own Star Wars journey in chilly conditions in Belgium (Liège) with the Star Wars Ice Sculpture Festival. TeeKay-421, the Belgian Star Wars fanclub, decided to pay a visit to the festival on its opening day.

The Ice Sculpture Festival is officially endorsed by The Walt Disney Company/Lucasfilm and can be found near the train station of Liège. It’s beautifully promoted by large posters and a car of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although the website strongly advised us to bring gloves, a scarf, and other winter clothes, the sudden coldness inside the expo still surprised all of us. The 61 ice sculptures were erected in one big hall, so there is no yellow brick road you have to follow once you’re inside. That’s quite nice since you can always turn back to take another photo or have another look at your favorite sculptures. The ice sculptures were created by genuine and skilled artisans. The size, textures, and details of the sculptures are really amazing. Taking a photo or a selfie with the sculptures is possible of course, but your hands might nearly be frozen after some time.

Stormtrooper Ice Sculpture - Teekay Crew

The 61 sculptures all show something or somebody from one of the seven Star Wars movies. A menacing Kylo Ren greets the visitors, and you will then encounter sculptures from the Galactic Empire, including Tarkin, Vader, Palpatine, some troops, and ships. (You can even sit down on the Emperor’s throne, but that’s pretty cold, obviously.) In the center of the right side of the hall, you can find several characters and vehicles from the prequels, including Yoda, an LAAT/i gunship, and Anakin’s podracer. The most obscure character in the entire festival is Fodesinbeed Annodue (Fode & Beed), the podrace commentator. Next from the prequels are Queen Amidala and a (rather big) Senate Guard. The “Duel of the Fates” confrontation takes a central position and there is also a rather large scene featuring Rune Haako, Nute Gunray, TC-14, and some battle droids. The last character seen from the prequels is General Grievous.

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ICE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM – THIS YEAR’S THEME? STAR WARS OF COURSE!

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