The most awesome thing you'll see on the web today: TV show dioramas!
by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 7th 2009 3:01PM
There are a lot of TV show set designs that I love, but I've never really given any thought to how put them together exactly. I used to assume they just drew up plans and/or blueprints with the measurements and all that and then the set designers and the rest of the crew would build the sets. I never once thought they were done this way.
On The Set has pictures of the original dioramas (those little models you might have built for a class back in school, though I never did) made for various shows over the years. These things are great! Check out the Price is Right set above. The site even has more dioramas from the show, from different angles.
Isn't it great that something like this exists in the world of television? I love the attention to detail in these. Here's the Golden Girls set. It's not just the living room but on the right you can see the kitchen too. The skylights are great.
You can practically see Sophia dumping on Rose and Blanche having sex with random guys.
There are several other sets too, including The Brady Bunch, Roseanne, Designing Women, Cheers, Family Ties, even The $100,000 Pyramid.
All that's missing from these sets are little figures of the casts and hosts. But I'm sure someone out there will make those.