Star Destroyer Ice Luge

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This is a project I made for my friend's birthday. His two favorite things are Star Wars and drinking. So I combined the two to make this ice luge. While this doesn't have instructions, I used a chainsaw, electric drill with a one inch spade bit, and a 300 pound block of ice. I bought two blocks, but only needed one. The one was so heavy, that it broke a picnic table.

After a couple of hours of shaping, I was able to rush it over to his birthday party in the back of my car, and it was put in use. Pictures are in reverse order.

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    icelugeny

    6 years ago on Introduction

    It is a great design and idea for all Star Wars Fanatics, It was indeed a very good composition in a 300 lbs ice block ($65-$100) this design could be done in 1 to 2 hours but in the real world it could takes 4 days and 5 hours. four days to freeze a 300 lbs crystal clear ice, 3 hours to create the design we're talking about the drawing and enlarging it to fit it in a 20"inches X 40" X 10" inches ice block, then another 1 hour for preparation prior to carve the ice then another 2 hours for execution of the design. The final composition cost around $325 to $450 including delivery setup with ice tray, lights and hardware's depends on availability of your local ice sculpting company like http://www.icesculpturepro.com... or give them a call (1-877 ICE SCULP) they help you redirect to your local ice sculpting company .

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    Prototyp 81

    7 years ago on Introduction

    HAHA... thats really cool!
    you could try making the destroyer out of coca cola... perhaps mixing that rum with coke tastes much better ;)

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    Iceography

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm a professional Ice Sculptor & Jedi. In all honesty, you did great! The only suggestion that I would make would be to use a funnel with a tube through the ice when making a luge. Melt faster does the alcohol make it...

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    IncrxtcIceography

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the advice! There was a lot of things I would do differently looking back. I had the idea and bought two blocks of ice off some delivery guy at the last minute. I should have prepared more tools and a means of keeping the ice as cold as possible instead of sculpting out in 95 degree heat.

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    jasonkip

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Long time lurker, first time poster because I simply couldn't let this one go by without telling you how impressed I am. Most excellent, sir!

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    SHIFT!

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Ooh very nice! I love doing ice casts myself at a much smaller scale, but since I can see you used a chainsaw to sculpt it, I don't think you used a mold to build it hahaha.

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    Incrxtcbertus52x11

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I did buy the ice from a company that makes ice sculptures. It was the only place in my area that I could find a block of ice that big. The clarity of the ice depends on the freezing process. In this case it was slow freezing which allowed the impurities to escape. I know way too much about ice now because of this project, ha.

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    KinnishianIncrxtc

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Slow freezing and agitated. How its made had an episode on it. I think this clips covers some of the process :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvuudjb9hk

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    BeergnomeKinnishian

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It is also helpful to use distilled water as well. The brewery I work for has a pub, and that pub has a catering service as a side line, and they offer an Ice luge for those bigger, wilder parties. We had a local metal fab shop cut and fold a stainless steel mold for us. we did the sanitary weld ourselves for the edges, and just use the chilled brewing liquor to fill it in the walk in freezer. a couple of passes of a propane torch is enough to release it from the mold, and the stuff comes out clear and solid more often than not. A dovetail bit on a electric router is more than adequate to cut the channels.

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    Kevio bro

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Your on Geekologie: http://www.geekologie.com/2011/03/cold_as_hoth_shots_star_destro.php

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    scoochmaroo

    7 years ago on Introduction

    OK, wow, this is awesome. I almost didn't check it out because I thought it was just a drawing you'd done. Maybe switching the first two images would get you more clicks?

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    Incrxtcscoochmaroo

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the advice. I wasn't sure how it would look in thumbnail view, but I think it's enough to get the point.