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Incredibly Elaborate Miniature Fairy Castle

This elaborate miniature house was created in the 1930s by silent film star Colleen Moore. The Fairy Castle is filled with remarkable miniatures and artifacts and is a timeless reminder of the imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship of cultures and artisans all over the world. It became a permanent exhibit when it was donated to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago in 1949. The 9-square-foot castle features about 1,500 miniatures and cost nearly $500,000 at the time it was created. The tiny treasures include:

  • A painting done by Walt Disney himself, along with a dozen other pieces of original artwork from various artists
  • The tiniest Bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840
  • The dining room contains a replica of King Arthur’s round table
  • Three statues of the Goddess Isis, more than 4,000 years old, in the Great Hall
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