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Huge wooden troll reopens at new site in Colorado ski town

June 26, 2019
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In this Monday June 24, 2019, photo, Isak Heartstone, a large wooden troll built by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, sits in the new site on the Trollstigen trail in Breckenridge, Colo. The giant wooden troll is ready to greet fans again after being moved and rebuilt in a Colorado ski town. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A giant wooden troll is ready to greet fans again after being moved and rebuilt in a Colorado ski town.

The Summit Daily reports the 15-foot (4.5-meter) troll, named Isak Heartstone, reopened in Breckenridge on Tuesday.

He was reconstructed last month near an ice arena in the south end of Breckenridge. The new Trollstigen trail was created to access the site.

The troll was originally assembled beside a trail last summer for a festival, but it was dismantled in November after nearby homeowners complained about the crowds.

Danish artist Thomas Dambo rebuilt Isak, keeping the original head, heart, hands and feet but giving him a new pose.

The troll is now seated on a slope with his hand wrapped around a tree.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/

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