Sand sculptures invade the Belgian beach

Sergei Zaplatin from Russia is working on sculpture during the sand sculpture festival in Ostend, Belgium

Giant sculptures are based on Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Pixar movies. The photo shows the character Kristoff and his reindeer Sven from the "Frozen" cartoon

It took about 7,000 tons of sand to make 150 sculptures for this festival

The sand was delivered to the beach with 240 trucks

Suzanne Pauker from Germany works on one of the sculptures

The sand sculpture festival was held on the beach in Ostend, a coastal city of the West Flanders province

A team of 32 sculptors spent five weeks to create 150 masterpieces