All Belarus is now available inside one building. The Palace of Trade Unions in Minsk has opened a museum of architectural miniatures. The Lida and Kossovo castles, Kalozha church and Brest Fortress - all in all, the exhibition includes 17 replicas of Belarusian sites. There are many more to come.
Alena Syrova, CTV:
And this exhibit is unique not only from a historical point of view. The manor Viskuli in the Bialowieza Forest is made in the scale of 1 to 100, with all real nuances of flora and fauna being exactly the same as in reality. The oak Patriarch is well seen, and if you look closely, you can even see a stork's nest. Depiction of all small details is the main feature of this exhibition.
Anna Vasilchikova, guide:
This is the Kamenets (Kamyenyets) tower. To get to the tower was not easy, because from all sides it was surrounded by a moat. The entrance to the tower itself was at an altitude of 13 meters. To get there, you needed a wooden ladder. Heavy loads, for example, goats were lifted with the help of a kind of elevator of the 15th century.
The construction of one exhibit takes about six months. All models are made of plastic and some details were made using a 3D printer. Still, there are a lot of hand-made details.
Yevgeny Danilik, director of the museum of architectural miniatures:
The hardest part - is castles. The number of parts in them comes to 6,000. This is a big Lego without assembly instructions. Simpler objects include about 1,000-1,500 pieces.
The total number of exhibits will reach 60, the organizers say. They will include the Mir and Nesvizh castles and Minsk's Trinity Suburb.