A Blue Box

March 27, 2013

This weekend, we had over a foot of snow in one day. We built some epic igloos in the backyard, and then, suddenly, POOF! Someone crash landed in our front yard!

Geek out time! It's a snow TARDIS, people! It's made out of at least 98 cubic feet of snow and is definitely bigger on the inside.

Just for a sense of scale, this is my brother (taller than me) next to the TARDIS on top of a snow pile. This sculpture was done almost entirely by the two of us because our other brothers wimped out or started snowball fights! My little sister turned the top of the TARDIS into a little playfort-- I'm going to get those pictures off of Mom's phone to share with you if I can.

We built this as the snow was falling heavily, but it was dark out when we finished. The next day, we had to leave in the morning, and by the time we got back, it had melted! This TARDIS as pictured is several inches shorter than it was originally and has also morphed into the Leaning Tower of TARDIS. It was very straight, smooth and right-angled when we built it-- with half my family destined to be engineers like Dad, there was no other way to do it!

There totally would have been some awesome photoshoots with my siblings and I dressed as the Doctor & Co., only our TARDIS has died already. Silly weather. First you snow in late March, then you decide to hang out in the mid-forties all day? We wanted to make Daleks and Weeping Angels!

(P.S. We love our snow sculptures-- last year we didn't get any appreciable snowfall, but you can see Sir Herbert Junior the Snow Giant and Smaug the Dragon, right here!)

Photo update! Here are some more from Mom:

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  1. That is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen! I thought it was smaller at first, and then I saw the pic of your brother next to it, and I was like, Whoa!! Very, very cool. :D

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  2. WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU WANT TO MAKE A WEEPING ANGEL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :O :O :O :O

  3. SO COOOL (like all your stuff:)
    Also, I just was looking up scholarships, and I thought of you when I found this. The deadline is tomorrow (eep!) but I’m sure you have TONS of stuff you could submit and probably win! So here’s the link, but I wanted to say also that I LOVE all your jewelry! You are so talented!


    Happy Easter!


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