Click of the Wrist – Top Model

The word ?model? usually conjures up images of überthin men and women gliding down designer runways, but these models offer something completely different: a look at what can be created when iconic items meet hours and hours of painstaking recreation.

Herod Temple

Alec Garrard, a 78-year-old retired farmer, has spent an incredible 33,000 hours building this reconstruction of Herod’s temple. The model measures 20 feet by 12 feet and includes 4,000 miniature human figures, all hand-sculpted by Garrard.


There are plenty of models of the Titanic, but this is the first to be built from the original plans by shipbuilders Harland and Wolff. The 1:48 scale model cost £1.3 million and took seven years to create. Even the miniature ?deck furniture, room furniture and . . . room décor were composed according to the exact proportions detailed in the source designs.?

Incredible Ferrari Project

This model-builder started out with photos of a Ferrari 312 PB, then spent three years creating drawings and another 12 years building the precise scale model. Not only that, he also built the moulds for every single part. Oh, yes?and the engine and gearbox actually work.


If You’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll recognize the inside of an imperial star destroyer. And when the creators of a fan film decided to recreate one for their set, the result would have made George Lucas proud.

Shanghai 2020

This enormous scale model represents what the city of Shanghai may look like in 2020. It is already one of the largest urban areas in the world, and the futuristic model alone fills over 1,000 square feet.