What’s 150 square metres, 1:87 in scale, and has 40,000 lights?
The world’s largest model airport, which has opened in Hamburg, Germany. Called Knuffingen Airport, the diorama extravaganza is the work of twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun, who Singularity Hub calls “energetic”. That’s for sure.
The airport also boasts 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches, 300 buildings and 40 aircraft ranging in size from a Cessna to an Airbus A380. The 40 aircraft and and also 90 vehicles move autonomously thanks to a magnetic system and some strings (that’s the simple explanation).
The lights blink, aircraft land rear wheels first, and there’s even a parking lot. Check out the video above and photos below.
Visiting Germany anytime soon? You can see Knuffingen yourself at Miniatur Wunderland.
For more photos, see here.
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