An artist created a life-like miniature Stranger Things house ahead of next week’s long-awaited season finale. Bridget McCarty, 37, creates miniature movie sets that are so detailed you wouldn’t even know they’re fake.
In the past he has covered everything from Friends to Harry Potter, and now he has depicted the home of the hit show Stranger Things to add to the collection. Bridget worked on the masterpiece for more than 80 hours in total.
Dollhouse-sized set contains tiny radios, books, and even the characteristic wall sconces of the show alphabet. And he also made a tiny box of Eggos, the waffles the Eleven character famously loves.
Bridget, whose full-time job is doing miniature art, said: “I didn’t initially see the show, so I wanted to see what it was all about. Now, I’m a big, tiny Stranger Things fan! two weeks to create it: it’s hard to put it down when you’re really excited about the final result. “
The piece was created just in time for Netflix’s release of the fourth season finale on July 1. The dimensions of the tiny room are 13 inches wide by 11 inches high and 8 inches deep.
Bridget says she used wood, paper, sticky glue, hot glue, and resins in the construction. And she made the sofa with cotton and foam fabrics, “to give it the look of a swollen sofa”.
He said: “The hardest part was the radio and the walkie-talkies. I had the pieces 3D printed to save time and get the most precision. Then I added sand and painted them to make them look like the real ones.”
Bridget says making miniature sets started out as a hobby, but it became her full-time job as people started queuing up asking to buy her pieces.
He said: “Making miniatures can really take you to another world. They can be made with anything you can imagine.”
She was inspired by her grandmother, who collected miniature items every time she traveled. She started out as a hobby, but when she started visiting conventions and opened a small online shop, the demand for her tiny scenes of hers meant that she soon became a full-time job.
He said, “Sometimes, you can go to the craft store and your mind will be blown away by the ideas.”
His little sets take up to a month for one project – or even more if he juggles several at once. Bridget’s inspiration most commonly comes from her favorite TV shows, as well as the theme parks and attractions she visits – on this occasion, Stranger Things. Now, her skits and other small items are becoming more and more popular.
He said: “I love having a finished piece and knowing that I used my best skills to create it. I know the scale is correct.
“Followers love seeing photos of my work. It can really take you to another world and inspire a lot more people.”
Now this project is complete, she has already started planning the next one after followers have begged her.
Bridget, from Los Angeles, said, “A lot of fans are commenting that they want to see Coraline in miniature. I think it might be my next project.”