A set has to be rebuilt. Sometimes this is due to it having been taken down between movies, and the designers take the opportunity to [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks revamp the set]] in the meantime. Other times its because they want to do something nostalgic, and this often involves rebuilding a set from an earlier version of the franchise.

Common to film sequels, but also a horribly common problem in videogames, since source files are so poorly kept track of. In the case of sets that have been changed, sometimes the producers choose to TrashTheSet to explain why they've been changed.



[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* After a fire at their warehouse, almost every AardmanAnimations model was destroyed, forcing them to remake pretty much every character and set used in ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' before making ''WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath''.

[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* ''Serenity'' was rebuilt for [[Film/{{Serenity}} the movie of the same name]].
* They had to recreate the miniatures from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' for ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' because the originals were destroyed after filming ''2001'' to make sure they wouldn't be [[PropRecycling reused in other movies]].
** On a related problem, they had tremendous difficulty recreating the 'old man' makeup for the old man version of Dave, as the only surviving images of the makeup were the ones in the original film. Success was confirmed when a passerby on the lot recognized the makeup.
* Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' rebuilt sets from the classic 1930s movies, often using original props.
* ''StarWars'' had to do this for the movie prequel's Tatooine sets, since they were actually built in real-life deserts and had been swallowed up by sand over the decades.
** An example of the revamp the set version: the Millennium Falcon interior sets were outfitted with more flashing lights and other detailing between ''ANewHope'' and ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' filmmakers were GenreSavvy. After ''Order of the Phoenix'', the Ministry of Magic set was taken apart and put into storage so that they could easily put it back together again for ''Deathly Hallows Part 1''.
** Some places originally shot on location were later reproduced as sets at Leavesden Studios. For example, Privet Drive was a real street on the first movie, but a backlot reproduction was used from the second movie onwards. The hospital wing was Oxford Divinity School in the first movie, but it became a set in the second film. Amusingly, Oxford Divinity School later appeared as a different room in the fourth movie. In a weird example, Snape's classroom was filmed in the Lacock Abbey sacristy in the first film, but later his classroom became a set which did not even remotely look like the same room. It appears they took the Snape's office set from the second movie and revamped it into his classroom for the fifth movie (the classroom does not appear onscreen between the first and fifth movies).
** A grassy courtyard in Hogwarts was filmed in the cloister of Durham Cathedral for the first two movies. Then in the fourth film, a courtyard at Oxford's Magdalen College was used to depict the same location. Finally, the sixth movie reproduced the courtyard as a Leavesden set.
** The ''Chamber of Secrets'' set was not saved after the filming of ''Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets''. When the Chamber had to reappear in ''Hallows: Part 2'', they filmed the actors in front of a green screen and recreated the Chamber as a CGI set rather than rebuilding it for real. This makes a certain amount of sense, seeing how the Chamber was a ''very'' large set and the scene featuring it in ''Hallows'' was pretty brief.
** Similar to the ''[[TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact 2010]]'' example, the CGI spiders in the second film were created by a visual effect house which had closed down by the time the last film was in production. Since the spiders were due to reappear and the original CGI models were lost, they had to be recreated using footage from the second film as reference.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', Wayne Manor was burnt to the ground by Ra's al Ghul in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Wayne Manor did not appear in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' due to only a year passing between ''Begins'' and ''The Dark Knight'' in-universe, but Wayne Manor was rebuilt for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' (which takes place nine years later from ''Begins'').
* LazyTown: The Movie had the set rebuilt to look a little different than the show because of being filmed at a different studio.
* Scenes originally shot on location during the first ''BackToTheFuture'' film were recreated on studio sets for the sequels, including the Lyon Estates Bilboard in 1955 in ''Part II'' and the interior of Doc's mansion in ''Part III''. They also had to rebuild the 1955 Courthouse Square sets for ''Part II'', although only one side of the Square was needed for the sequel.
* ''Film/TheHobbit'' films went to extremes, because ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' was a huge boon to New Zealand tourism, and visitors in particular wanted to visit the Hobbiton location. Originally, this was built entirely of polystyrene, but for the prequels it was rebuilt out of permanent materials so that people could have a look after the films were done.

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Sunnydale High 2.0.
** The Bronze underwent a major renovation following the rampage of Olaf the Troll, including a new sign.
** Giles renovates The Magic Box to accommodate the gang's exploits, including a gym in the back room.
* The later ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series have rebuilt or partially rebuilt sets from the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' from time to time ("Relics" of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Trials and Tribble-ations" of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and "In a Mirror, Darkly" of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'').
** The TOS bridge set in "Relics" was built partly from original props and on the original stage, but they rented a replica of the captain's chair from a fan. Kirk's original chair went missing at some point, apparently.
** Some of the original set resides in the Smithsonian.
** An "they took the opportunity to revamp the set" example occurs in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', where during the short hiatus between the ''TNG'' television series and the movie, the designers significantly altered the 1701-D bridge, adding new workstations and placing steps beneath the Captain's chair (symbolically raising him above the two chairs either side of him).
*** Not to mention the movie version of the original Enterprise. The movie Enterprise is actually supposed to be an extensive refit of the original - ''so'' extensive that it's practically a new ship on the same framework. Also, apparently, an AlternateTimeline makes your alternate Enterprise far less {{Zeerust}}-prone.
** Between films, both Enterprises got tweaks, though not as noticeable as the show-to-film jumps.
** Some ''Next Generation'' sets were rebuilt for the ''Enterprise'' finale "These Are The Voyages..." Only a small part of Ten Forward was rebuilt with StockFootage being used for an EstablishingShot of the room. The only set which did not have to be rebuilt from scratch was the observation lounge, which had since been modified to become the observation lounge of the ''Enterprise''-E, so they just had to modify it back.
** The ''Excelsior'' bridge from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' was rebuilt for the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Flashback". The original was built in twelve weeks and the ''Voyager'' crew had to replicate it in two, resulting in the design being subtly simplified.
* ''AllInTheFamily'' - they decided to end the series, so they donated Archie's chair to the Smithsonian; when they decided to continue they had to recreate the chair. The chair originally cost like $2 from the Salvation Army, and the recreation cost thousands.
* They did this to ''TheBeverlyHillbillies's'' truck for the movie.
* The original sets from ''Series/BabylonFive'' were kept in storage for many years in case of a sequel movie, revival, or in case ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' got picked up by another network. Wouldn't ya know, shortly after they finally got rid of some of the sets due to storage costs, they get greenlighted for direct-to-DVD sequels?
* When ''Series/TheGoodies'' moved from Creator/TheBBC to {{ITV}} their new set was an almost identical copy of the original.
* For ''Series/StargateSG1'', the sets from the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie of the missile silo used as Stargate Command and the Abydonian gate room were rebuilt. The producers did find the gate prop used in the film, but it had decayed and was only good for getting a mold to work from.
** The SGC looks very much the same (though note just how dark it was in the original.) The Abydos gate room, though, is noticeably smaller than the film version, and the DHD ("Dial Home Device," the SGC's nickname for the gate's control panel) is so front-and-center there's ''no'' way to say there was one in the film and we just didn't see it. However, the series is very much a BroadStrokes sequel of the movie.
* The sitcom ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' once did a ActorAllusion involving John Ritter's character, where he had a nightmare that he was in an episode of ''ThreesCompany'', complete with a rebuilt version of the apartment set from that show.
** The ''Three's Company'' set was also rebuilt for a gag in Ritter's 1992 film ''Stay Tuned''.
* For the AllJustADream ending to the last episode of ''{{Newhart}}'', the bedroom set from ''TheBobNewhartShow'' was rebuilt.
** The show's producers made a point of keeping the set hidden from the studio audience until the last possible moment while filming the episode, so as not to ruin the impact of TheReveal.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]", the entrance of Foreman's Yard (which was a set in 1963) is reconstructed on location. "Foreman" is misspelt as "Forman", but otherwise it's a good match for the original.
** For the one-off docudrama ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'', the 1963 version of the TARDIS set [[http://doctorwho.livejournal.com/8825687.html was recreated,]] along with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild Foreman's Yard]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks the Dalek city]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth World's End]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet Antarctica...]]
** The TARDIS console room set has undergone several redesigns.
*** The iconic original Peter Brachacki design from "An Unearthly Child" (with the famous white roundelled walls) remained more or less the same (with some simplifications and replacements) for most of the original 1963-89 series. An attempt to replace it in "The Time Monster" was so unpopular with the cast and crew that the old one was brought back in the next story.
*** "The Masque of Mandragora" introduced a Victorian-style "secondary control room" based around wooden panelling and copper metalwork, which managed to be totally {{Steampunk}} a good twenty years before the first stirrings of the movement. This tied into the "HammerHorror" theme of the period. It was used for the whole of that season, but was unfortunately damaged beyond repair in storage afterwards, leading to a return to the old set.
*** "The Five Doctors" introduced an updated central console, which included more electronic components (which unfortunately backfired, with improvements in electronic equipment meaning that this set suffers much more badly from {{Zeerust}} than the original).
*** A few eighties stories (in particular "Planet of Fire" and "The Ultimate Foe") featured scenes in the console room of the Master's TARDIS, which was created simply by covering many of the surfaces of the usual set with black vinyl wrap to give a [[EvilWearsBlack more villainous look]].
*** "Doctor Who: The Movie" redesigned the whole console room in a very {{Steampunk}} style.
*** The beginning of the revived series introduced the "coral" console room that lasted for the whole of the Davies era. The Moffat seasons, however, have seen three different console room sets in four seasons, with new ones introduced in "The Eleventh Hour", "The Snowmen", and "Deep Breath" (though the latest set is a relatively minor redress of the previous one, with changes to the time rotor's colour scheme and additions like bookshelves around the edge of the room).
* For the final seasons of LazyTown, the town set was rebuilt to make the buildings more straight instead of curved.
* The Clansman pub from ''StillGame'' was real. However it closed after the filming of the first series and a replica interior was built. The exterior continued to be used until the building was demolished a few years later. Again, a replica was built for exterior shots, in the same studio lot where soap drama ''RiverCity'' is filmed.
* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'': The playhouse set was rebuilt when the show moved from New York to Los Angeles. It was the same set, but ''subtly'' different in many ways. The show acknowledged the changes in the beginning of Series 3 with a specially-filmed opening: Pee-Wee bursts through the door as normal, but finds everything draped in plastic sheets! [[PaintingTheFourthWall The theme tune starts and immediately winds down]], and he says, "I completely forgot! We're redecorating the playhouse!"

* For ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Tactics'', everything had to be remodeled from scratch.