Artist Creates Tiny ‘Stranger Things’ House Before Season 4 Ends
An artist has created a realistic miniature stranger things home ahead of next week’s highly anticipated season finale.
Bridget McCarty, 37, creates miniature movie sets so detailed you wouldn’t even know they were fake.
In the past, she has covered everything from Friends at Harry Potter – and she has now represented the house of the hit show stranger things to add to the collection.
McCarty, from Los Angeles, worked on the masterpiece for more than 80 hours.
The dollhouse-sized set includes tiny radios, books, and even the show’s signature alphabet wall lights. She even made a little box of Eggos – waffles that Eleven’s character loves.
McCarty, whose full-time job is making miniature art, said, “I didn’t watch the show initially, so I wanted to see what it was about.”
“Now I’m a huge, tiny little stranger things fan!
“This one took two weeks to create, it’s hard to put it down when you’re really excited about the end result.”
The piece premiered just in time for Netflix’s release of the Season 4 finale on July 1.
The dimensions of the small piece are 13 inches wide by 11 inches high by 8 inches deep.
McCarty said she used wood, paper, tacky glue, hot glue and resins in the construction. She made the couch from cotton fabrics and foam “to give it the look of a puffy couch.”
She said: “The trickiest part was the radio and the walkie-talkies.
“I had the parts 3D printed to save time and get the best accuracy. I then sanded and painted them to look like the real thing.”
McCarty said making miniature sets started out as a hobby, but it became his full-time job when people started lining up, demanding to buy his pieces.
She said, “Creating miniatures can really take you to another world. They can be made from anything you can imagine.”
She was inspired by her grandmother, who collected miniature objects whenever she travelled.
When McCarty began visiting conventions and setting up a small online store, the demand for his small stages quickly made him a full-time job.
She said, “Sometimes you can go to the craft store and your mind will be blown with ideas.”
Her small sets take up to a month for a project – or even longer if she juggles several at once.
McCarty’s inspiration most often comes from her favorite TV shows as well as the theme parks and attractions she visits – on this occasion, stranger things.
Now his small scenes and other small objects are becoming more and more popular.
She said: “I love having a finished piece and knowing that I used my best skills to create it.
“I know the scale is correct. Subscribers love seeing photos of my work.
“It can really take you to another world and inspire a lot more people.”
Now that this project is complete, she is already planning the next one after her subscribers begged her.
“A lot of fans say they want to see Coraline in miniature. I think that might be my next project.”
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.