Inventive designer Brent Christensen has built incredible castles using just icicles. After moving from California to Utah, Christensen began experimenting with ice structures and eventually to his Ice Castles that look a lot like Superman’s north pole lair.
With the help of about 20 crew members and Christensen’s self-made icicles from his personal rack – where water drips and forms 3,000 to 5,000 icicles per day – they managed to complete the Ice Castles. Millions of gallons of water are used for each castle’s assembly, allowing it to reach heights of 20 to 25 feet. At night, they’re even illuminated from within by multi-colored LED lights, heightening the magical air of the setting.