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MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Instead of a snowman, an artist brought a knee-high cube of gold to Central Park on Wednesday.

The 410-pound Castello CUBE had its own security detail. Artist Niclas Castello made it out of 24-carat gold. The cube, which took more than 4,500 hours of work to create, is reportedly worth $11.7 million.

Castello hyped-up New Yorkers and tourists alike before the presentation with a truck displaying the cube’s coordinates. It also served as a promotion for the Castello Coin, an NFT set to launch later in February.

Check out some photos of the golden cube below:

  • Gold Cube in Central Park

“As physical brand ambassador, the artwork will constitute a bridge between the traditional and the virtual world,” the team behind the cube said in a press release.