[Video] Chevrolet showcases how the sandy Colorado was created
Just last week, GM’s Chevrolet brand created an interesting replica of the 2015 Colorado pickup truck – it was made almost entirely of sand, weighing in a cool 75,000 lbs (34,019 kg).
The idea – which for sure involved some hard work, sweat and lots of workers tanning in the California sun – was triggered by the US Sand Sculpting Championship in San Diego, California, which took place last weekend.
Now, Chevrolet has decided to celebrate the passionate builders with a time-lapsed video that has just one minute and for sure depicts several days of intense work. It all started with a big pile of sand, initially beaten into shape with a wooden mold. Once the woody structure removed, the artists took control and carefully crafted all the intricate lines of the 2015 Colorado truck. The finished work, which – save for the wheels – looks like a sand model of the Colorado is utterly impressive – but as we see the work surrounding the creation process, the talent needed to create the sculpture is utterly fascinating.
The sand castle Colorado has been detailed down to the grille, headlights, taillights, badges, fog lights, door handles and window cut lines. The only elements missing – understandably – are the exterior mirrors.
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