17 Famous Movie Scenes That Were Actually AMAZING Miniature Models.
Derek Meddings, touching up the satellite station miniature from "Goldeneye" (1995)
You can see him using flour and cat litter to create the satellite bunker miniature set from the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.
#16 The snow fortress from the "Inception."
New Deal Studios created this one-sixth scale mountain fortress miniature for Christopher Nolan's 'Inception.'
So, this truly epic scene from the movie, the destruction of the snow fortress is actually a miniature model which looks so realistic in the movie.
#15 The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Grand Budapest Hotel itself which is the film's central setting, was actually a 9-foot-tall model.
The exterior of the hotel is a miniature model created by set designer Adam Stockhausen.
#14 Escape from New York
The movie, famous for its gritty 1997 setting, was set in a future wasteland because of the financial reasons.
New York of the early 1980s was just too expensive to shoot in.
#13 Superman Returns
The huge set was created due to an idea of the director Bryan Singer and his writers. They built a model train set mimicking various landscapes including a miniature Metropolis with its high skyscrapers, imitations of little villages in the Swiss Alps and the Scottish Highlands.
#12 Hogwarts from Harry Potter.
Ever since books and movies of Harry Potter has been released children and adults have fantasied about visiting its famous boarding school for wizards and witches.
The model was built for the first film - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and has been used for exterior shots in every film since.
#11 The Gotham City from Batman(1989).
The Gotham City set from "Batman" still stands as one of the largest and most remarkable film sets ever created.
The outdoor sets, 300 feet of country road were created out of recycled plywood and coated with three kinds of paint. Additionally, 2,000 individual trees were made out of shredded cardboard to create the forests seen in the movie.
#9 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In order to shoot fast and to stay on budget, many of the film’s set pieces were created in a studio by Norman Reynolds.
#8 Superman 1978.
The impressive city you have seen on the big screen is actually a miniature model.
#7 Lord Of the Rings.
t’s incredible how they theorized the piece they were asked to build, creating a history, which is then reflected in the model and adds to the realism and detail.
#6 Lord Of The Rings: Helm's Deep.
The Battle of Helm’s Deep is the climactic battle of the second movie, here is the miniature model set of it.
#5 The Train In The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The train in "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was actually made up cardboard. It was not real.
#4 The Fifth Element.
Behind the scenes of spectacular sci-fi action movie "The Fifth element."
#3 Escape from New York.
Some VFX were added to set of the movie to make the new york city look more realistic.
#2 Batman, final touch.
The guy giving the final touch to the set of the batman's gotham city.
#1 ParaNorman, a fact.
You might think they’re filming with a special camera, the production is shooting with the Canon 5D which you can buy at a local electronic stores.
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