A huge wooden troll will be reincarnated in a Colorado ski town, although it’s unclear what it will look like or where it will sit.

The Summit Daily reported Friday that Breckenridge officials have a deal with Danish artist Thomas Dambo to rebuild his troll this spring. It was erected beside a trail last summer for a festival, but it was so popular that nearby homeowners complained about all the foot traffic. It was taken down in November.

The troll, named Isak Heartstone, was 15 feet (4.5 meters) high.

Parts were discarded or recycled when it was removed, but some pieces were saved and will be used in the new version. Rebuilding is expected to take about a week sometime in May.

More discussions are planned to choose a location.

The idea was to leave the troll, a reward for venturing out into the woods, in place for as long as the sculpture wasn’t vandalized and withstood the element, which the artist has said would be about three years.

Facing an onslaught of troll traffic on a trail that ran directly behind homes in the Wellington neighborhood, though, residents voiced concerns about the troll before the town’s elected leaders ultimately decided to remove it citing safety concerns following a couple heavy snows this fall.

After removing the troll, a troll task force was formed, including town staff, representatives of Breckenridge Creative Arts and the Breckenridge Tourism Office, and community members.

The group has met regularly since November to work on a potential relocation with possible new locations and potential management strategies in mind. Criteria included walkability, access to transit and community impact, according to the release.

The timeline for the rebuild will be seven to eight workdays in mid-May, but specific dates have not yet been determined.

Taking apart the sculpture, a number of pieces were saved, and the town is describing the new sculpture as “a reimagined version of Dambo’s first Breckenridge sculpture.”

“We are extremely excited to have reached an agreement in this process,” Councilwoman Wendy Wolfe said in the release. “Our committee has been working very hard, and we are confident in the outcome. We are looking forward to giving Isak a new home in Breckenridge.”


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