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Huge wooden troll reopens at new site in Breckenridge

Back by popular demand, the giant wooden troll has returned to Breckenridge.
Credit: Summit Daily News/Hugh Carey
Isak Heartstone's artist Thomas Dambo, of Denmark, installs the heart-shaped stone inside the troll Friday, May 10, at the new location in Breckenridge. The troll was originally built near Wellington neighborhood in part of an annual Breckenridge Creative Arts event last summer. It became very popular among visitors, causing the troll to be taken down and moved to its new current location.

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 News reports the 15-foot (4.5-meter) troll, named Isak Heartstone, reopens in Breckenridge on Tuesday.

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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.

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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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