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Gulliver's Gate Mini World Scenes - New York

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Leave the Land of Large and enter an amazing new experience, located at the crossroads of the world, Times Square. A full city block wide, Gulliver's Gate is a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures that will ignite your imagination and challenge your perspective.

That's from the front page of the Gulliver's Gate website.  A 1/87th scale series of vignettes

These vignettes include Big Ben, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and so on, spread out over 50,000 (real-world) feet. When I visited recently, a cool-looking miniature airport, complete with planes that taxi and take off, was under construction.

These aren’t just static scenes. Using an elaborate system of radio waves, ultrasound, and software, Gulliver’s Gate brings its cities to life. A thousand trains and 10,000 cars move constantly through the tiny cities. Millions of tiny LED lights twinkle. The locks of the Panama Canal actually fill with water, empty, open, and close, and container ships actually move through them.

That's from an article that gives some of the background. You can  have a 3-D printed image of yourself made to be put into one of the scenes. The fellow in the blue jacket by the railing is the author of the article. Think of it! :D 

 

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Thanks for sharing that, it's fascinating.  Perhaps some of the visitors will be inspired to take up miniatures.

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1 hour ago, havanaholly said:

Perhaps some of the visitors will be inspired to take up miniatures.

Or they will be totally overwhelmed. It's even more advanced than the Minatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany.

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