And, the price tag? Around $5 million, according to the Daily Mail of London.
Australia’s News.com.au notes the model — dubbed the Knuffingen Airport — “features 40 model aircraft and 90 vehicles that move and ‘fly’ around the airport, and 15,000 mini people. Not a single moment of air rage, however.”
The Daily Mail remarks that “the planes even take off thanks to miniature wires that carry them off the end of the runway.”
News.com.au says “there are approximately 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings.”
The airport joins the broader exhibit at Germany’s Miniatur Wunderland, where the Knuffingen joins a system of model railways and villages.
The website Geekosystem.com sheds more light on Miniatur Wunderland, saying “one of Germany’s most popular attractions … already boasted a model railway that housed over 200,000 tiny inhabitants and over 6 miles of track.”
Geekosystem.com adds visitors also “can watch the tiny goings on in various German and Scandanavian citites and towns, as well as some American locales as well.”
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