Most people don’t expect to see a giant dinosaur as they drive through their neighborhood, but not everyone lives near Paul Larcom.
For a while now, this Minnesotan has found himself inspired to make all kinds of creations using the ample amount of snow his city gets each year. They’re always a hit, but his latest piece is so spectacular that it made him go viral!
After posting photos of his magnificent creation online, it quickly made its way to the front page of Reddit!
“I was very surprised,” Paul said. “I didn’t know it was going to take off like it did. I found out it made it to Reddit when my aunt and a friend of mine contacted me on Tuesday and told me about it.”
Of the 10 snow sculptures he’s created so far, this one is hands-down the largest. It stands at 12 feet tall and is 23 feet long. Plus, it’s made entirely of snow except for some strategically placed sticks in the hands, tail, and legs to ensure there’s enough support.
One of the most impressive things about this Tyrannosaurus rex, besides its massive size, are all of the details Paul lovingly added. There’s so much life and personality in the dino’s face, and he even took the time to sculpt out realistic looking teeth made of ice.
To add to the realism, he also spray painted parts of the body with various shades of brown! When all was said and done, it took Paul three weeks to bring his snow friend to life.
“The inspiration for this one came from another snow sculpture I did a while back of a snow Tauntaun from Star Wars. Everyone got real excited because they thought it was a dinosaur,” he said. “I think they were a little disappointed when they saw it wasn’t.”
It’s safe to say that no one is feeling any disappointment over his latest masterpiece! Although that could change once warmer weather starts to come around.
“It’s hard to tell how long it will last,” Paul said. “I think it might stay standing for another week yet but it all depends on how warm it gets and the stability of the sculpture as it melts.”
No matter how much longer this beloved T-rex has before it melts, at least we’ll always have these unbelievable photos to remember him! Plus, we can only imagine that Paul is already thinking of an idea for a new creation, and we can’t wait to see it!
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