The official video about Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. On the 1.300 m² large layout, far more than a thousand trains, aircrafts, cars and ships move about. A wonder of the world in miniature. Please, find more information on http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com
"Gary Farlow can make art out of arteries. He and his team of 10 at Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing are able to transform the body’s vasculature—and nearly all of its other parts—into an ornate borosilicate glass sculpture, from the heart’s ventricles to the brain’s circle of Willis. “We do almost every part of the body,” Farlow says. “It can take a pretty artistic mind to make some of these things.” With the help of cardiologists, the team creates custom see-through systems for science and medical training.
Their anatomically correct models can be designed to simulate blood flow, teach placement of catheters and angioplasty devices, or simply test or demo new surgical gizmos. Individual arteries, veins, and capillaries are shaped and fused together, one at a time. Ground-glass joints are added at the exposed ends so a head, say, can be connected to the carotid arteries should customers want to expand their model."
"The "Abston Church of Christ" is a Lego project built by Amy Hughes, a computer programmer who enjoys doing Lego projects.
She says she once wanted to be an architect.
"Abston" is a fictional city whose name is drawn from the type of plastic used to Make Lego pieces (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene).
The church has hundreds of tiny Lego people sitting in it including a front row of custom selected Legos that represent real people who "attended" the dedication."
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"If you explore any small part of Aibafs works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters.
Those works are not just imaginary compositions; it is indeed possible to construct the amusement parks.
Murakami, who makes Aibafs models, is also a civil engineer. He is a realist sharing dreams with Aiba.
The early bonsai-type models look like bonsai art. Bonsai reflect the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of
expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant.
However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of Aibafs works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.
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"Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov, has dedicated the last 16 years of his life to making a detailed matchstick model of the Rila Monastery, from around 6 million matchsticks.
...after laying eyes on it, you understand why it took him so long. The whole religious complex is incredibly detailed, with even the shingles realistically reproduced, and Ignatov even managed to fit a picture of Jesus into one of the walls, and painted religious figures on the wooden pavement of the monastery.
Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Orthodox monasteries in Bulgaria, and is regarded as one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in Southern Europe. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site."
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