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Bet you didn’t know this was a miniature! – Lord of The Rings

26 September 2018

We love all things miniature here at The Dolls House Emporium. This week on the blog we take you behind the scenes of one of our favourite film series and show you the incredible miniatures (or ‘bigatures’, as they were nicknamed, due to the sheer size of some of them!) created by the amazing WETA Workshop team for the Lord of The Rings film trilogy.

WETA Workshop were not only responsible for the incredible miniatures made for the films, they also made 48,000 items across six departments, covering a multitude of Middle Earth cultures and races.

Here are some of the beautifully detailed models created by the incredibly talented WETA team of multi-skilled craftsmen and artists. Enjoy!
















All images from: https://www.wetaworkshop.com/projects/gallery

All images © their respective owners 2018

Dream a dream - a miniature Les Mis tutorial!

15 July 2013

Whether you’re lucky enough to have seen the powerful stage musical or enjoyed the
compelling film version of Les Mis, there’s no doubting the potential for a miniature diorama!

The characters, furniture and décor of revolutionary Paris, where the story is set, lend themselves perfectly to dreaming a dream of another life.

The musical version of the Victor Hugo book Les Miserables has become a global phenomenon… were you swept up in its wake?

Audiences have left performances elated at the show.

Our creative assistant Louise has also immersed herself in the history and the drama - to recreate screens from the story as inspiration for you to try.

If you want to follow the epic storyline, it’s easy to start at home!

It needn’t be quite as intense as the dramas in the story…

Simply click through to the Les Mis Miniature Tutorial here.
View the complete tutorial at www.dollshouse.co.uk/howto
The opening scenes of the film are set in the walled city of Montreuil-sur-Mer, not far from the Channel ports, where hero Valjean trod the winding cobbled streets.

The story moves to Paris for the characteristic 19th Century backdrop.

The musical’s emblem is a picture of the waif Cosette, based on an etching which is itself based on an original drawing by Emile Bayard.

It appeared in several of the novel’s earliest French-language editions, and you can include it in your display by cutting out the miniature version we’ve posted on this page for you.
Les Miserables in miniature
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