An Iowa artist made Star Trek sculptures out of butter

Mmm… creamy Spock.

Top image: sculpture, Sarah Pratt / KCCI Des Moines; space and toast images, Thinkstock

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a dairy spread!

This summer, Star Trek fans will visit a unique take on their heroes. Butter sculptor Sarah Pratt will be unveiling her lifesize butter — yes, you read that correctly — sculptures of Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy and Uhura at the Iowa State Fair, from August 11–21.

There is a giant, creamy Enterprise, too. These butter sculptures were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek happening this September. For those unfamiliar with the Midwest, yes, this is a common thing.

We are excited and just a touch repulsed by these massive butter forms. But how many people can say they can create a likeness of Leonard Nimoy out of dairy products? Take a look at a couple of the sculptures via KCCI Des Moines.

Sculpture: Sarah Pratt / KCCI Des Moines; space image: Thinkstock


Sculpture: Sarah Pratt / KCCI Des Moines; space image: Thinkstock

Visit KCCI to see more photos, including Pratt at work on Kirk.


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