But if you stay, then don't you think this sculpture's pretty neat? I mean, okay, so it is made of straw and thus the Doctor probably isn't the only Oncoming Storm it needs to worry about, but... it's so huge! And it's really cleverly made. Look at the finish on those Dalek bumps!
This 35ft tall, 6 tonne Dalek sculpture, made almost entirely of straw (there's a frame, and some moving parts - the arms, of course - as well as a sound system for audio) has been constructed by Snugbury's Ice Cream near Nantwich in Cheshire. They have developed a reputation of producing a different topical sculpture every year and so it should come as no surprise that they should turn to Doctor Who in this anniversary year, although it was, apparently, a close run thing. The design was chosen by Snugbury's customers and there were some other popular possibilities, as Hannah Sadler, Snugbury's marketing manager points out:
The Royal baby was a contender too, but this was the most popular choice, and we thought it would look pretty cool too.I can only agree. As well as the annual sculpture, Snugbury's always produce a matching ice cream cone. This years 'DaLick' cone will see a percentage of the profits donated to Cancer Research. Who'd have though the universe's worst creatures could work towards exterminating Cancer? And serve ice cream whilst they do!