20 Magnificent Models Used In Iconic Movies

There are many movie purists out there who feel and express some levels of malcontent towards the over-use of graphics and CGI in movies. These naysayers will look at the newly released adaptation of The Jungle Book, or The Life of Pi and feel that some of traditional values of filmmaking have been compromised and nothing is done naturally.

Well, this is one for the purists. Here are 20 images from movie sets across the last 40 years showcasing some astoundingly in depth and beautiful scale models for some of the biggest and most iconic films of the last 30 years. The attention to detail put into these models is quite simply breathtaking.

 

1. The Nostromo – Alien (1979).

 

2. Gotham City – Batman (1989).

 

3. Gotham City – Batman (1989).

4. Manhattan Island – Escape From New York (1981).

 

5. The Fifth Element (1997).

 

6. Stay Puft Man attack – Ghostbusters (1984).

7. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

 

8. Hogwarts – Harry Potter (2001).

 

9. Hugo (2011).

10. Snow fortress – Inception (2010).

 

11. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

 

12. Russia – GoldenEye (1995).

13. Rivendale – The Lord of the Rings (2001).

 

14. Minas Tirith, Gondor – The Lord of the Rings (2001).

 

15. Barad-dûr – The Lord of the Rings (2001).

16. Helm’s Deep – The Lord of the Rings (2001).

 

17. Minas Morgul, Gondor – The Lord of the Rings (2001).

 

18. The Pillars of Kings – The Lord of the Rings (2001).

19. Metropolis – Superman (1978).

 

20. Metropolis – Superman Returns (2006).