Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air in Miniature Land, and we’ve been busy as bees completing our Golden Horseshoe exhibit, including a stretch of Highway 401 in southern Ontario that will hum with our autonomous vehicles. We’ve also broken ground on our 3rd exhibit, Ottawa, in our second warehouse.

There is a lot to celebrate in the world of miniatures, attractions and Canada this month, including the 50th anniversary of Expo67, and the launch of a new miniature world attraction south of the border. 

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50 year anniversary of world-famous Expo ‘67

When it comes to milestones, Canada knows how to throw a celebration. In honour of Canada’s centennial anniversary in 1967, Montreal was chosen to host that year’s ‘Universal and International Exhibition’. Expo ‘67 opened its doors on April 27, 1967 and attracted over 50 million visitors from around the globe.

Any successful attraction is led by a great theme, and the theme for Expo ’67 was ’Man and His World‘, a unifying vision to represent work what was truly revolutionary from nations all over the world.

Expo ’67 sparked spectacular creativity and innovation from participating countries in architecture, photography, film and art. Exhibits such as Habitat 67, acclaimed as an ‘architectural wonder’, and the Montreal Biosphere, now an environmental museum, enthralled visitors and remain today as a legacy of Expo ’67.

From a dream comes an idea that can turn into something magical like Expo ’67. This world fair and its amazing exhibits are an inspiration to us as we pursue our vision to build a Canada in miniature.  

Who would like to see us build one of the exhibits presented at Expo ’67 in miniature.  Let us know at info@miniatureland.ca


In the Big Apple, something BIG is happening… in miniature!

Gulliver’s Gate, an immersive world of miniature, will open its doors for an official preview on April 4th in New York City’s Time Square, gearing up to the grand opening on May 9th. In the heart of one of the busiest intersections in the world, it’s the perfect setting to make a “mini-mighty” impact. 

Inspired by the work of Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, founder Eiran Gazit has turned his vision into a reality. Bringing together teams of talented and creative people working in eight countries on four continents, they have transformed a 49 thousand square foot space into a magical destination. The exhibits feature the bustling metropolis of New York City and monumental landmarks from Asia, The Middle East, Russia, Latin America and Europe, an inspiring representation of diversity in today’s world. 

We wish our friends and fellow mini-world makers at Gulliver’s Gate a fantastic launch.  The amazing media coverage they’re receiving indicates a big success. We’re definitely planning to make a visit, how about you?


Meet Spencer Barclay, our kit-bashing model-maker

How many people can say they have their dream job?  Well, ask Spencer Barclay and he’ll tell you that’s exactly what he’s doing. As a freelance model builder for Our Home and Miniature Land, Spencer has created spectacular work, from Hamilton’s spherical methane gas tank to a lively Oktoberfest parade that makes you want to jump in, grab a beer and be part of the celebration.

Keep reading here!

 

Camille Wodka