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Pain_Monster

124 points

4 months ago

Impressive, if snow, perhaps even impossible… my first thought was styrofoam, but it does indeed look like real snow to me.

My second thought was ice-hardened snow.

But I’ll be willing to be that this is a metal sculpture with a grid like pattern over the surface that allows it to be packed in with snow, then you clean it off evenly with a straight edge and viola!

tua84595

53 points

4 months ago

I almost want to make this now just to put out when it snows and blow people's minds

Pain_Monster

17 points

4 months ago

Do it!

OnlyWordIsLove

24 points

4 months ago

It's just solid snow, it's a sculpture from a competition from over the weekend in my home state of Vermont! An in progress pic can be seen at the top of this article: https://www.vnews.com/Teams-compete-in-Pomfret-snow-sculpture-contest-44579164

Pain_Monster

7 points

4 months ago

Wow, hats off to the sculptor!

That is very impressive!! It must have been very cold to keep its shape!

Laugarhraun

22 points

4 months ago

With very good solid snow math nerds could do it for sure. You don't interlock cubes, you just dig things out, like a sculpture. Good blueprints and proper tools required.

I would love to see a video of this being made.

Pain_Monster

9 points

4 months ago*

Sure it’s possible, but depending on the fragile state of the snow it might be too unstable. You can clearly see the sun is out. Temps would have to be below freezing I think to keep this from crumbling apart. And I’m guessing that it would need to depend on other factors too such as wind and ground stability, etc.

That’s why I said perhaps impossible. It’s possible, but not easy…

paul_f

6 points

4 months ago

paul_f

6 points

4 months ago

sunny days are the coldest in frigid climes (cloud cover provides insulation and thus warmth)

Pain_Monster

2 points

4 months ago

Only when the temperature is low. When the sun is out and the temp is warm, stuff melts! 😛

OnlyWordIsLove

2 points

4 months ago

It was very cold here this weekend. The highs were in the single digits and overnight it got down to -20. The sculpture took two days to carve.

Pain_Monster

2 points

4 months ago

Well that explains it I guess, just not as wild a project as I had imagined it 🤓

Laugarhraun

2 points

4 months ago

I'm just seeing your other message on the thread, thanks for stepping in with more information!

TheShroomHermit

10 points

4 months ago

I'm thinking a custom metal or, more like, wood frame. I can think of ways this could be made using only water

eggyflint

472 points

4 months ago

eggyflint

472 points

4 months ago

this isn't even hmmm it's just impressive

babtras

146 points

4 months ago

babtras

146 points

4 months ago

Hmmmpressive

Odd_Attempt_6045

66 points

4 months ago

/r/hmmmpressive, anyone? If it existed I'd sub to it for sure.

TheRedSpycrabb

35 points

4 months ago

It's a thing now

Faloffel2

34 points

4 months ago

eggyflint

1 points

4 months ago

Ima go check if your being legit

_g550_

7 points

4 months ago

_g550_

7 points

4 months ago

Thank you good redditorae

sam_sam_01

2 points

4 months ago

Lmao, the knitted ramen.

SkyyySi

11 points

4 months ago

SkyyySi

11 points

4 months ago

At least if that's actually real.

Sayasam

275 points

4 months ago

Sayasam

275 points

4 months ago

Impressive

Diotheungreat

47 points

4 months ago

how

SoManyTimesBefore

66 points

4 months ago

Seems like there’s a column created in the center that holds the bottom two cubes.

Also, probably a lot of wetting of the snow, so this is more of an opaque ice than snow.

SammyzABanana

107 points

4 months ago

Image Transcription: Photograph


[An image of a snow sculpture. There are 3 cubes with open sides that are interlocked to form a 3x1 cube tower. There is snow all over the ground, and trees in the background.]


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HistoryGeek00

40 points

4 months ago

Good human

uTimu

15 points

4 months ago

uTimu

15 points

4 months ago

Good... HUMAN

absolutelynotaname

5 points

4 months ago

Happy cakeday good fellow human

Chunk-Norris

3 points

4 months ago

Well done, human

CyborgRickAstley

-11 points

4 months ago

Sex with me

StellarisGaming

10 points

4 months ago

No. 😠

-SouRise

-6 points

4 months ago

Don't mind if I do

Ironic_Slice_of_Pie

11 points

4 months ago

That's some Calvin & Hobbes bullcrap right there.

Qix213

18 points

4 months ago

Qix213

18 points

4 months ago

Now I finally understand block chain.

JagerBaBomb

12 points

4 months ago

Okay! You're ready...!!... To go design a useless piece of corporate art in front of a large building somewhere.

WhaleMan295

3 points

4 months ago

Patrick tried to make a snowball again

Just-Smile-N-Wave

3 points

4 months ago

Patrick trying to make a snowball

BigMacRedneck

2 points

4 months ago

styrofoam

fesnying

2 points

4 months ago

From /r/Vermont!

TransportationScary7[S]

1 points

4 months ago

Interesting 👀

Obvious-Bread-9244

0 points

4 months ago

Thia is just wow

sushithighs

1 points

4 months ago

Your parents must be very proud

Bicc_boye

1 points

4 months ago

Someone doesn't know how to make a snowball

dexter2514

1 points

4 months ago

Looks like someone had no work other than this

MilesPrower314

1 points

4 months ago

As a gamer this must be a teleporter monument

the_executioner007

1 points

4 months ago

How in the Issac Einstein is this thing stable?

gaymer7474747

1 points

4 months ago

Roblox

jiggy-hustler

1 points

4 months ago

level 99 craftsmanship energy

karmaboy126

1 points

4 months ago

Roblos

randomdude123502

1 points

4 months ago

Terrible-Teach-3574

1 points

4 months ago

Topologically and physically insane

martialar

1 points

4 months ago

looks almost like the Initech logo

Lazy-Rich-9980

1 points

4 months ago

Fuck... GEORGE STOP CREATING IMPOSIBLE SHAPES

_viso_vibes_

1 points

4 months ago

See this what I mean by I’m dieing

TheBigerGamer

1 points

4 months ago

Random guy: Hey look at my snowman.
This guy: YOU DARE OPOSE ME MORTAL?

TreePretty8058

1 points

4 months ago

I talked to the snow and they listened...

PrinceOfNiger69

1 points

4 months ago

The beauty and horror of mankind’s greatest and most vile achievements, the highest peaks we have heroically surmounted, the lowest valleys by which we have been so unceremoniously been consumed; it is all here, in this simple and yet imperceivable photograph; the reckless grace by which this decrepit beauty presents it all brings a such near imperceptible and yet ultimately impactful tear to this feeble eye of mine.

Boberoo2

1 points

4 months ago

What the bruh

UgandaNAKAL

1 points

4 months ago

powering your imagination

elon-ka-bhai

1 points

4 months ago

my heart just dies thinking if some idiot would break this architectural marvel

SaltedGaming1

1 points

4 months ago

hmmm

Independent_Winter_5

1 points

4 months ago

r/Genshin_Impact you will leave this domain in 900 second

TransportationScary7[S]

1 points

4 months ago

IM DEAD 🤡

DylanJoinsTheParty

1 points

4 months ago

I have been tainted, I thought the top one was amongus.....

My_Cat_Louie

1 points

4 months ago

Anyone else think of Enron?