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This Guy Made The Tesla Cybertruck Out Of Mashed Potatoes For Thanksgiving

Greg Milano has been making mashed potato sculptures at Thanksgiving for more than a decade.

Posted on November 29, 2019, at 2:18 p.m. ET

Dan Milano

Every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions. In the Milano household, it's seeing what will be sculpted out of mashed potatoes.

Greg Milano, 30, has been making mashed potato sculptures at Thanksgiving for 10 or 15 years. With a background in art and architectural history, he likes to challenge himself with topical ideas for the annual tradition.

This year was no different. When his family gathered at his mom's house in Connecticut, Milano got to work turning potato into Elon Musk's odd-looking Cybertruck.

Dan Milano

Truly uncanny.

Dan Milano

For reference, here's the real thing.

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He even added a corn kernel as the ball bearing that was smashed into the truck's windows at its demo.

The windows have been mashed, by popular request.

"In years past I’ve done things that are timely and in the news," Milano told BuzzFeed News. "I’m a lover of technology, and that was obviously a huge thing in the news lately."

Milano's brother, Dan, tweeted the whole process, which picked up thousands of likes on Twitter.

Milano said this all started when he was a teenager, and with much simpler ideas.

"It started like any other teenager with a volcano and morphed into a pyramid and a couple of other things over the years," he said. "It kind of just became a tradition."

Greg Milano

He said he usually started sculpting as everyone sits down to eat, and it takes him up to two hours to get everything just right.

Greg Milano

Some have certainly been more complex than others; last year, he recreated the Guggenheim.

Greg Milano

In 2016, he made the White House in honor of the election.

Greg Milano

Another year, it was the Pantheon.

Greg Milano

Once he remade Stonehenge.

Greg Milano

Some of his favorites are the simpler designs, like this Lego head.

Greg Milano

His most famous creation to date was when he made a Hostess Twinkie and CupCake in 2012.

Greg Milano

Milano said he's under a bit of pressure every year; both his family and people who know him on social media are excited to see what he'll make next.

"One or two years I didn’t post it, and people got upset," he said.

As for the sculptures themselves, Milano usually ends the tradition in the only way that makes sense — by dousing them in gravy and chowing down.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.