Thursday, May 24, 2012

Watch this miniature art in Hamburg, Germany

It's indeed an amazing experience to watch this.

Miniature Wonderland with its small-scale model trains and landscapes is one of Hamburg's biggest tourist attractions. This month, it unveiled its latest addition: the world's largest miniature airport goes into operation following 6 years of development and construction and an investment of $5 million, which is also home to the world’s largest model railway landscape.

The airport is a reproduction of Hamburg's international airport and includes 40 aircrafts that take off and land and 90 vehicles that autonomously move around the runways.
The model airport is based off of Hamburg's Fuhlsb├╝ttel International Airport. It includes a whopping list of accessories, including 40 planes, 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings. The display took 7 years and roughly $4.8 million to build.

In what must be the world's most intricate and detailed gadget, the model includes realistically crafted and painted airplanes that appear to be landing and taking off, cars, trucks and buses parking and driving around, and lit-up runways that look almost real.

It's part of the Miniature Wonderland, an astonishing model and tourist attraction that replicates a variety of landscapes and landmarks around the world, and it’s the world's largest model of its kind.

Construction of the Lilliputian world began in 2000, and before this airport was added, the original model took up 16,146 square feet of space with more than 10,000 train cars running around its 6.8 miles of HO-scale track.

The original construction cost $10 million, and plans are in the works to double the size of the layout by 2014.


So, go on and enjoy these snaps...
 












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