Dungeons and Dollhouses
Livejournal user Obelia Medusa built this intricately detailed miniature recreation of Frodo's hobbit house, Tiny Bag End. You can see the progress of the project here, and lots of pictures of the final result here.
This is a work of art.
When I found this, I wondered if there were other dollhouses based on literature or movies. Yes, there are. You'll see them after the jump.
Before continuing, you must see an exterior view of Tiny Bag End.
I found a couple more fantasy dollhouse at Blue Tea.
Sally Wallace has been making miniature houses for 20 years, including a faithful reproduction of Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Shown is the House Elf kitchen.
Entrance to the Caves by Norro (Nathan Todd) is a very detailed Lego MOCtale creation.
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle is on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. It was finished in 1935 at an expense of half a million dollars! You can take a virtual tour and see the fantastically intricate interiors.
"Their house is a museum, where people come to see 'em." The Wenham Museum in in Massachusetts has the 3-foot tall Addams Family house, created to resemble the home in the Charles Addams cartoon and television show. Mary Hinkley built the house over a period of eight years!
Artist Mark Bennett drew floor plans for the homes of TV and movie characters, such as the Cleavers, the Clampetts, the Brady Bunch, Luke Skywalker, and others. These could be a good starting point if you want to design your own fantasy dollhouse. This print shows the Wayne Manor, including the underground Batcave. You can get a better look by enlarging the photos in this gallery.
Learn more about dollhouses and miniatures at the Dollhouse Miniature Club.