Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Yoda and Batman storm British beach

Star Wars favourite Yoda has been sculpted from sand in Weston-Super-Mare
Star Wars favourite Yoda has been sculpted from sand in Weston-Super-Mare
Gollum from Lord of the Rings has also been created at the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
Batman and The Incredible Hulk hang out at the beach
A huge King Kong has been sculpted out of sand
Alfred Hitchcock looms over the seaside
A sand sculptor recreates Robert De Niro's character from Taxi Driver

Famous film characters including Yoda and Gollum have taken over a beach as an annual sand sculpture gets under way.

The Star Wars guru, the Lord of the Rings villain, Batman, King Kong, and troubled cabbie Travis Bickle from the Robert De Niro cult film Taxi Driver are gracing Weston-super-Mare beach in Somerset.

Other idols of Hollywood featuring in the Sand Sculpture Festival include ET and film director Alfred Hitchcock.

More than 20 of the world's greatest sculptors from nine different countries are working away using 4,000 tonnes of sand from the beach.

The festival opens to the public on Good Friday.

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