Sand sculpting for Sandworld competition in Dorset gets underway
Ten sand artists have spent days carving and shaping maritime-themed sculptures for the inaugural Sandworld event in Weymouth which opens to the public later this month.
Looks sand-tastic: Baldrick Buckle's D-Day sculpture. Organisers brought more than 1,500 tonnes of sand in for the event (Picture: Peter Willows)
The sand sculptures will be preserved for the public to see this summer and the best will be revealed at the end of the six-month event.
More than 1,500 tonnes of sand was dumped inside a huge marquee in Dorset before the artists got to work for Sandworld.
Masterstroke: Leonardo Ugolini and his ship-themed sculpture (Picture: Peter Willows)
The sculptures include a creation as big as a double-decker bus in the form of two tall ships racing in the sea, as well as a giant mermaid and fish, vikings and the D-Day landings.
The event will be open to the public from April 22 to the end of October.
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