Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Man Builds Incredible Detailed Shining Maze Model

shiningmaze2.jpg
shiningjack1.jpg

There's recently been a competition to build a maze in the grounds of the Stanley Hotel, the place which inspired Stephen King to write his classic novel The Shining, but they really should have gone straight to this guy.

Modelmaker and Mythbusters host Adam Savage of Tested spent almost a month building this incredibly detailed scale replica of the maze featured in the legendary Stanley Kubrick film adaptation after seeing a model in the travelling Kubrick memorabilia exhibition and noticing that it was not accurate.

Using film footage, as well as behind-the-scenes images, he plotted out the maze on custom graph paper, before setting to work building it, using an MDF variant. In total, he spent 55 hours making it, used 93 feet of flocked hedge and finished it with model characters and streetlights.

It's so good that the Kubrick exhibition has now requested that it be flown out to join the rest of their exhibits, which will be on display in Mexico until July.

You can watch Adam talk through the construction of the maze in the videos below - the second is a more detailed walk-through, explaining the challenges he faced along the way. In addition, there's some work-in-progress photos. A-maze-ing.

TAKE OUR SHINING QUIZ HERE

(Images: Tested)

Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model
Shining Maze Model

Related

615x330_shining hero.jpg

The Shining Quiz

Shining.jpg

The 10 Coolest Tracking Shots In Film

1The Green Mile-2.jpg

15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Green Mile

615x330_droppped.png

The Ultimate Green Mile Quiz

hero1.jpg

The Shining Without Delbert Grady

rexfeatures_1650429a.jpg

20 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Shawshank Redemption

Comments

More

This is the spelling rule you were taught that's not actually true

You've been lied to all this time

by Dave Fawbert
28 Jun 2017

Jon Snow says he doesn't remember shouting "Fuck the Tories" at Glasto

Fair enough - nobody remembers what they did at Glastonbury

by Gary Ogden
28 Jun 2017

Time magazine have told Trump to take his fake cover down

They've been habnging in his golf clubs for years

by Dave Fawbert
28 Jun 2017

This beautiful animation transforms the Tube map to its real geography

It's mesmerising

by Dave Fawbert
28 Jun 2017

A man from Newcastle flew to London via Spain, because it was cheaper

Bit of an effort though mate

by Gary Ogden
28 Jun 2017

Can you be in love with someone with different politics to you?

We spoke to the people trying to form coalition of chaos in the bedroom

by Sam Diss
28 Jun 2017

Of course people want to name their newborn babies ‘Corbyn’

Not as much love for 'Theresa'

by Tom Victor
27 Jun 2017

Boris Johnson goes full Boris Johnson when pronouncing 'Glastonbury'

It's classic Boris behaviour

by Tom Victor
27 Jun 2017

Man gets hit by bus, immediately gets up and goes to the pub

NOTHING will stand in the way of his pint

by Carl Anka
27 Jun 2017

This shopkeeper with his brilliant pun names is a true everyday hero

A legend of our times

by Dave Fawbert
27 Jun 2017