Man Spends Lockdown Building An Exact Replica Of Apartment From Friends
How did you spend your lockdown? Eating the gross domestic product of a small country? Sinking your body weight in cans on a weekly basis? Perhaps you decided to get fit? Well, whatever you did, it's not as impressive - or bizarre - as one bloke who decided to recreate a tiny exact replica of Monica Gellar's flat from Friends:
Seriously, the attention to detail is utterly mind-blowing, even if you're not a massive fan of the show.
The mastermind behind this unusual piece of genius is 34-year-old Chino Yuseco. Chino is a Property Master for a load of international films and TV show from Manila in The Philippines.
With the film and TV world at a complete standstill, Chino decided to get busy on something else.
Speaking to LADbible, he explained: "I've always been fascinated with toys and miniatures. I attended a toy convention with a friend back in December 2019 and saw a guy selling dioramas.
"I was about to buy one when I thought maybe I should try making it myself for half the price. So, I did some research, watched YouTube tutorials, and attempted to make my first build."
"Fortunately, I had a lot of fun and it turned out great so I started building more and more. And in the process, I discovered my new passion.
"Being a super Friends fan, my goal definitely was to build something Friends related."
It took a fair amount of time to create, as you'd have to imagine with something this intricate.
Chino continued: "I started the build on July 19 and finished it on September 23. It was definitely a lot of research, building, painting, and sculpting."
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"I cut and burned myself loads building this apartment so I had to take breaks in between. I probably took a total of 4 weeks in between to rest.
"Honestly, the most difficult part for me was measuring everything.
"I hate measuring and all that boring stuff. But once I got all the measurements out of the way, it was a very fun process.
"The pieces I had most fun making were the episode-specific props like Gladys (Phoebe's painting) and Hugsy (Joey's stuffed penguin)."
"I researched non-stop for weeks, watched loads of episodes and took millions of screenshots to get them as accurate as possible.
"Of course, not everything was on the spot, but I tried my best. The original couch I made was a disaster so I ended up ordering one from a miniature shop."
It looks pretty spot on from where we're sitting Chino.
But this isn't where it all ends. Next up, Chino plans to create Joey's apartment, as well as the iconic Central Perk coffee shop.
Before long, he'll have an entire miniature Friends set of his own.
If you want to see some more of his work - and it's all pretty damn impressive - he's got an Instagram page where it is exhibited, although he hopes to have a proper exhibition once the world returns to something approaching normality.
Featured Image Credit: LADbible
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