Are you enthralled with the Gulliver’s Travels? In love with the idea of Lilliput? Well, we may never know if the Lilliputians exist or not. But we can sure use our creativity to create a city of own.
Creativity, along with a pinch of healthy imagination. So read on to find out the top 9 best miniatures in the world.
1. Queens Museum of Art
This 895,000 individual structures is the result of 3 years of effort from over 100 people. This miniature version of the New York City is 9,335sq.ft. and includes each and every building that was built before the year 1992.
Built for the 1964 World’s Fair, this model is regularly updated to stay relevant. In 1992, the makers changed over 60000 structures and then in March 2009, there was an announcement made to update this miniature version to include the recent inclusions to the city that never sleeps.
From buildings to canals to markets, windmills, the Port of Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and the Delta works Dam Square, this Madurodam is a 1:25 scale model of a Dutch city in Hague.
Boasting of excellent craftsmanship coupled with vividly designed buildings, this Madurodam springs to life with the windmills that turn, trains running through the luscious green park to the planes landing at the airport and boats that float on the water.
3. Tobu World Square
Now if you are one among the many that has a bucket list of things to do and one of them includes visiting all the 42 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, then Tobu World Square in Japan should be up on your list.
After all, where else can you find all the Heritage sites in one place? This 1:25 scale models includes the Parthenon, Great Wall of China, Statue of Liberty, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Sphinx and took over 5 years for completion.
This theme park also features miniature versions of people, you know just for the effect.
4. Museum of Roman Civilization
Located in a remote location of Rome, EUR is the Museum of Roman Civilization or the Museo della Civilta Romana, the brainchild of the infamous dictator, Benito Mussolini. This city was made to 1:250 scale and took nearly 36 years to complete.
This 66’ x 66’ model is the depiction of buildings during the reign of the great emperor, Constantine I.
5. Legoland Billund
This is one of the most famous attractions of Denmark. Located just outside the LEGO factory, this miniature sculpture has moving parts such as buildings, trains, boats.
6. Shanghai Exhibition Center
This miniature building features the urban planning and development of Shanghai. This is a futuristic model of what the city would like in 2020. Clear distinction is made between the existent and the proposed buildings that need to be built. Clear plastic models represent the buildings yet to be constructed.
Featuring the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, among other 105 historic models of Anatolia, Istanbul and former Ottoman provinces, this 1:25 scale model is a place worthy to be visited.
8. France Miniature
This 1:60 scale miniature model includes around 160 major landmarks and monuments of France. It also includes the animated models and most of them are located approximately close to their real locations.
With moving railways, ships, sailing boats and TGVs, this model is closed during winters.
9. Window of the World
Occupying 148 acres, this miniature city features the incredible sights of the world in one place. From Eiffel Tower to the Pyramids to the Taj Mahal, this is a place to visit in Shenzhen, China.
Now that you have the itinerary for the world, go on pack your bags and start exploring.