These days anyone can be fooled by movie sets. Case in point is Blade Runner 2049. While it may not be a film for all, it's impossible not to gaze in awe at the incredible visuals on offer in Denis Villeneuve's incredible follow-up to the 1982 classic. The filmmakers actually used miniature models for many of the scenes. Although, upon looking at the photos, one would be forgiven for thinking these structures are anything but miniature. The sculptures were made by Weta Workshop, a special effects and prop company from New Zealand (co-founded by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson). Around 38 models were made in total and each building would probably take a week to make.
Many of the Blade Runner 2049 sets were actually made from miniatures.
But as you can see, there’s really nothing miniature about them!
With the biggest one being the L.A.P.D. miniature skyscraper, which was 14.8 feet (4.5 meters) high.
In total, around 38 “miniature” buildings were constructed.
Some were so big that they could only be moved by crane.
They were crafted by Weta Workshop, a special effects and prop company from New Zealand.
“Each building would probably take about a week to make,” said Ben Milsom, the miniature unit’s senior art director.
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