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20 miniature movie sets that look completely real

When watching Hollywood movies, viewers often marvel at impressive locations, such as formidable castles and sprawling future cityscapes. You sure won’t find such outlandish vistas in the real world. However, you’d be mistaken to think that all of them are computer-generated, either! Take a look at 20 state-of-the-art miniature movie sets that were used in filming Oscar-winning pictures.

The Lord of the Rings

miniature movie sets© New Line Cinema

miniature movie sets© New Line Cinema

miniature movie sets© New Line Cinema

miniature movie sets© New Line Cinema

miniature movie sets© New Line Cinema

miniature movie sets© New Line Cinema

Goldeneye

miniature movie sets© United Artists

The Grand Budapest Hotel

miniature movie sets© American Empirical Pictures

miniature movie sets© American Empirical Pictures

miniature movie sets© American Empirical Pictures

Escape from New York

miniature movie sets© Embassy Pictures

miniature movie sets© Embassy Pictures

Inception

miniature movie sets© Warner Bros.

Batman (1989)

miniature movie sets© PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

miniature movie sets© PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

miniature movie sets© PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Braindead

miniature movie sets© WingNut Films

ParaNorman

miniature movie sets© Focus Features

miniature movie sets© Focus Features

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

miniature movie sets© Paramount Pictures

Superman (1978)

miniature movie sets© Warner Brothers

Superman Returns

miniature movie sets© Warner Brothers

The Fifth Element

miniature movie sets© Gaumont

Harry Potter

miniature movie sets© Warner Brothers