It took 300 people to construct a 400 square foot model of the USSR’s capital city back in 1977. Today you can buy that super-detailed, scaled-down version of Moscow for a mere $3 million.
Stunning, isn’t it? Apparently every single of the itty-bitty windows in the model can be lit up and there are effects to simulate day and night time.
I guess that it’s not surprising that the electricity costs alone are making mini-Moscow enough of an expense to get pushed onto the auction block.
Oh, if only I had the space and money to spare. I could be a Russian Godzilla. [Atlas Obscura]