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Incredible Snow Sculptures Bring Your Favorite Children’s Movies To Life

For most people, this cold winter is reason to complain and huddle inside for warmth. But students at Michigan Technological University, where the temperature is often in the single digits, instead see an opportunity to spend hours outside making enormous and elaborate snow sculptures. At the Houghton, Mich. university’s annual Winter Carnival last week, students […]

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz - Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Photo © Michigan Tech

Photo © Michigan Tech

For most people, this cold winter is reason to complain and huddle inside for warmth. But students at Michigan Technological University, where the temperature is often in the single digits, instead see an opportunity to spend hours outside making enormous and elaborate snow sculptures.

"As the snow falls from above, a beast discovers love" by Phi Kappa Tau, winner in the fraternity division.  Photo © Michigan Tech

“As the snow falls from above, a beast discovers love” by Phi Kappa Tau, winner in the fraternity division. Photo © Michigan Tech

At the Houghton, Mich. university’s annual Winter Carnival last week, students toiled away for the annual month-long and overnight snow sculpture competition. They they were tasked with recreating favorite kid’s movies for the theme, “Nostalgic Films from Childhood Days Come to Life in Frosty Ways,” and groups worked on scenes from “The Lion King,” “The Land Before Time,” “Toy Story” and other favorites.

"Be our guest, be our guest.." Photo © Michigan Tech

“Be our guest, be our guest..” Photo © Michigan Tech

The Phi Kappa Tau fraternity won the frat division for their snowy version of life in “Beauty and the Beast,” which took 20 team members working 200 to 300 hours each over the last few weeks.

That scene when Belle dances with the Beast just tears at our heartstrings. "Tale as old as time /Tune as old as song / Bittersweet and strange / Finding you can change." Photo © Michigan Tech

That scene when Belle dances with the Beast just tears at our heartstrings. “Tale as old as time /Tune as old as song / Bittersweet and strange / Finding you can change.” Photo © Michigan Tech

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