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17th Nov '16 6:12:49 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''Film/BatteriesNotIncluded'' the big bad corporation has one of these. Amusingly [spoiler: as the building they wanted gone finally gets registered as historic the large building is seen at the very end having been modified into two gigantic buildings with the little apartment building in between.]

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* In ''Film/BatteriesNotIncluded'' the big bad corporation has one of these. Amusingly [spoiler: [[spoiler: as the building they wanted gone finally gets registered as historic the large building is seen at the very end having been modified into two gigantic buildings with the little apartment building in between.]]]
17th Nov '16 6:12:26 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''Film/BatteriesNotIncluded'' the big bad corporation has one of these.

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* In ''Film/BatteriesNotIncluded'' the big bad corporation has one of these. Amusingly [spoiler: as the building they wanted gone finally gets registered as historic the large building is seen at the very end having been modified into two gigantic buildings with the little apartment building in between.]
5th Nov '16 4:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''InspectorMorse'' episode "Twilight of the Gods", CorruptCorporateExecutive Andrew Baydon plans to endow a new college, and the model of it is on display.

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* In the ''InspectorMorse'' ''Series/InspectorMorse'' episode "Twilight of the Gods", CorruptCorporateExecutive Andrew Baydon plans to endow a new college, and the model of it is on display.
28th Oct '16 7:01:07 AM Duffan
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* In ''Series/GilmoreGirls,'' after Christopher starts paying for Rory's tuition, Emily and Richard decide to take the money they'd set aside for it and instead donate a building to the university in Rory's honor. She's mortified at the suggestion, and even more mortified when they show her the model of the "Rory Gilmore Planetarium," not in the least because, if it were to scale, her name would be at least a mile high.
16th Oct '16 8:56:31 AM LtFedora
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Angelica trying to sneak away from her mom's boring business meeting so she could play with the scale model of the theme park he company was planning. Yes, she utterly wrecks the set.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Angelica trying to sneak away from her mom's boring business meeting so she could play with the scale model of the theme park he her company was planning. Yes, she utterly wrecks the set.
5th Oct '16 1:55:35 PM MrDeath
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* From ''Film/AntMan,'' a model of the future Cross Technologies plaza is prominently featured in Darren Cross' presentations.
** [[https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/e15/1389355_1596497460617328_2072247567_n.jpg It looks strangely familiar...]]

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* From ''Film/AntMan,'' a model of the future Cross Technologies plaza is prominently featured in Darren Cross' presentations.
** [[https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/e15/1389355_1596497460617328_2072247567_n.jpg It looks strangely familiar...]]
presentations. When Scott shrinks and runs across it, the soundtrack references the ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' example -- the track is titled, "A Center for Ants."
20th Sep '16 7:23:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarWars Episode II: AttackOfTheClones'' features a miniature hologram of what is soon known as the Death Star
** Doubles as an EasterEgg, since it uses the 'correct' model of the original Death Star, where the hologram in A New Hope had the projector dish on the equator instead.

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* ''StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: AttackOfTheClones'' Film/AttackOfTheClones'' features a miniature hologram of what is soon known as the Death Star
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Star. Doubles as an EasterEgg, since it uses the 'correct' model of the original Death Star, where the hologram in A New Hope ''Film/ANewHope'' had the projector dish on the equator instead.
4th Sep '16 1:50:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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:::He later orders Smithers to get into it with him. Smithers assumes he's joking, the model being about the size of a basketball, but then Burns pulls out a gun.
-->'''Burns:''' Now, to the plant! We'll take the Spruce Moose. Hop in!\\
'''Smithers:''' ''[nervous laugh]'' Ah, sir...\\
'''Burns:''' ''[cocks revolver]'' I said, hop in.

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:::He ** He later orders Smithers to get into it with him. Smithers assumes he's joking, the model being about the size of a basketball, but then Burns pulls out a gun.
-->'''Burns:''' --->'''Burns:''' Now, to the plant! We'll take the Spruce Moose. Hop in!\\
'''Smithers:''' ''[nervous laugh]'' ''(nervous laugh)'' Ah, sir...\\
'''Burns:''' ''[cocks revolver]'' ''(cocks revolver)'' I said, hop ''hop in.''
8th Jul '16 1:01:41 AM PaulA
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* In ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', he confuses a model for a finished design, and asks how it's supposed to help people "when they can't even fit inside the building?"
--> [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "What is this?! A center for ants?!"]]
** In fairness, the center should be at least...three times bigger than that.

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* In ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', he confuses Mugatu unveils a model for a finished design, and asks how the Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good (And Who Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too). Derek Zoolander isn't impressed... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because he doesn't realize it's supposed a model]].
-->'''Zoolander:''' ''[incredulous]'' What is this? \\
''[Picks up the model and smashes it on the floor.]''\\
'''Zoolander:''' A center for ANTS?\\
'''Mugatu:''' What?\\
'''Zoolander:''' How can we be expected
to help people "when teach children to learn how to read, ''if they can't even fit inside the building?"
--> [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "What is this?! A
building?''\\
'''Mugatu:''' Derek, it's just a small--\\
'''Zoolander:''' I don't wanna hear your excuses! The
center for ants?!"]]
** In fairness, the center should
has to be at least...three times least... ''three times'' bigger than that.this!



* In ''Film/DieHard'', there's an architect's model of a bridge in Mr Takagi's office. The model mainly serves to establish Hans Gruber as WickedCultured: "Oh, that's beautiful! I always loved to make models when I was a boy. The exactness! [[TheChessmaster The attention to every conceivable detail!]] It's beautiful." The Director's Comments in ''Film/DieHard'' stated the bridge model was for a bridge Frank Lloyd Wright had designed but never built, and borrowed for the movie from the Wright estate as the director was a fan of the architect.
* In ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', Ian is very impressed with the model for the band's Stonehenge prop...until he finds out that it actually ''is'' the prop, thanks to Nigel's diagram featuring the shorthand for inches rather than feet.
* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''. What appears to be a building turns out to be a model being admired by Idi Amin.



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* In ''Literature/TheFountainhead'', people tampering with a model of a building Howard designed, to show that people aren't willing to take his work as it is.
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. During "The Architect Sketch", a man comes in with a model of a tall apartment building, and as he talks the model tips over, then some of the floors collapse, then it ''catches fire...'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2PyeXRwhCE See what happens next.]] (relevant part starts at 3:20, to pick up from end of this description go to 3:55)

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. During "The Architect Sketch", a man comes in with a model of a tall apartment building, and as he talks the model tips over, then some of the floors collapse, then it ''catches fire...'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2PyeXRwhCE See what happens next.]] (relevant part starts at 3:20, to pick up from end of this description go to 3:55)3:55) [[note]]The dangerously incompetent architect is still given the contract after revealing he's a Freemason. This was actually topical satire: in 1969 in London, a tower block called Ronan Point was so shoddily designed and built that it collapsed in ''exactly'' this way, with loss of life. Freemasonry was suspected as the reason why the London council approved ''this'' design, by ''that'' architect, using ''that'' construction firm. Nothing was ever proven, but a year or two later, a construction company executive involved in the Ronan Point disaster was convicted and jailed for bribing councillors in a different part of Britain. Several local councillors were also jailed for corruption and misusing public finances.[[/note]]


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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy Bot admires a model "City of the Future" at a science fair, but notes that she's never seen people that small.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Boom Town" begins with Margaret Blaine (really an evil alien) showing off the model of a new power plant to the press. She is planning on blowing up the planet and escaping in a Tribophysical waveform macro-kinetic extrapolator, which is hidden in the model of the power plant she's planning to blow up.


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* One section of ''VideoGames/TheLastOfUs'' has you pass through a room containing a model of a bridge that was apparently either designed or commissioned by whoever used to work there.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Hail Doofania!", Doofenshmirtz makes a scale model ([[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies made of felt]]) of his floating city, Doofania. By the end of the episode, the city has sunk and only the model remains.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Another episode where Mr. Burns has a model airplane (the "Spruce Moose") he shows to Smithers.
-->'''Burns:''' ...and it will carry 200 passengers from New Yorks' Idlewild airport to the Belgian Congo in 17 minutes!\\
'''Smithers:''' That's quite a nice model, sir.\\
'''Burns:''' Model?
:::He later orders Smithers to get into it with him. Smithers assumes he's joking, the model being about the size of a basketball, but then Burns pulls out a gun.
-->'''Burns:''' Now, to the plant! We'll take the Spruce Moose. Hop in!\\
'''Smithers:''' ''[nervous laugh]'' Ah, sir...\\
'''Burns:''' ''[cocks revolver]'' I said, hop in.
7th Jun '16 8:00:13 AM Medinoc
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* ''Recap/TheMansionsOfTheGods'' begins with Caesar showing off a model of the Roman development that is to be built around the little Gaulish village. Played with somewhat, as an unusually large amount of it by the standards of this trope actually gets built before the end of the comic. ([[ItsGoingDown Inevitably, the Gauls reduce it to rubble]].)

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* ''Recap/TheMansionsOfTheGods'' begins with Caesar showing off a model of the Roman development that is to be built around the little Gaulish village. Played with somewhat, as an unusually large amount of it by the standards of this trope trope[[note]]That is, a single apartment building[[/note]] actually gets built before the end of the comic. ([[ItsGoingDown Inevitably, the Gauls reduce it to rubble]].)
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