ByDaniel Pearson, writer at

These behind the scenes pictures showing the miniature sets used to film The Grand Budapest Hotel are an amazing insight into the lengths Wes Anderson goes to perfect his work.

The cult director is known for his eccentric films and The Grand Budapest Hotel, released earlier this year, was no different. Set in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, the film tells the story of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at the hotel, and, of course, Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

I don't know about you, but I love the effect of these miniature sets when the movie hits the big screen. Much more so than over-the-top CGI effects.

What do you think? Have a gander below then let me know in the comments.

The Hotel

The hotel, with its beautiful shades of pink and located atop of a tree-lined and snow-covered mountain, is spectacular. It also happens to be just 9ft tall.

The Forest

The Gondolas

Did you realise these scenes were miniaturised? I had no idea!

The production staff deserve a lot of credit - the set construction must require bag full of delicate skill and patience.


Which do you prefer?


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