Laurence Rooney and his wife Barbara

Laurence Rooney and his wife Barbara

PHOTOS — Couple create giant yellow ice minion

Laurence Rooney and his wife Barbara, of Parkland Beach, work on an their minion ice sculpture.

Laurence Rooney and his wife Barbara, of Parkland Beach, work on an their minion ice sculpture.

A minion is a popular character featured in the hit animated movies Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. The Rooneys started on the near three-metre-tall sculpture on Dec. 20.

The body is carved from solid ice, the glasses are made from Lego boxes, his hair is telephone wire and his overalls are made from a blue tarp. Laurence flosses the minion’s teeth regularly to help them stand out and when the yellow paint fades, and Barbara touches things up with food colouring.

The couple have been building sculptures for years, to the delight of their neighbours.