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Paper Subway Imitations

The Architectural Model Accessories Series Shrinks the NYC Metro

— March 20, 2012 — Autos
The New York version of the Architectural Model Accessories Series is a bite-sized representation of the melting pot of cultures that populate the Big Apple.

Created by Japanese artist Terada Mokei, the NYC Subway edition of the popular model series replicates various attributes from the underground transportation system, at 1/100th of the size.

Mokei’s sixth addition to the series includes everything that one would expect to find on the New York streets that house underground subway stations. From police officers and hot dog stands to “normal people” and “very fat people,” as the site itself lists, the model is intended to represent all of the different walks of life that frequent the NYC subway system.

The New York edition of the Architectural Model Accessories Series comes in purple, black and white and omits fine details to make construction less difficult.
Trend Themes
1. Architectural Model Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunities in creating and selling miniature architectural model accessories that cater to specific cities and their cultural nuances.
2. Miniature Replicas - Disruptive innovation opportunities in designing and manufacturing highly detailed miniature replicas of well-known landmarks or objects.
3. Cultural Representation - Disruptive innovation opportunities in developing products or services that accurately represent the diverse cultures and demographics of specific regions or cities.
Industry Implications
1. Toys and Collectibles - Disruptive innovation opportunities in leveraging popular culture and trends to create unique and collectible toys and accessories.
2. Architecture and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunities in using advanced technologies like 3D printing or laser cutting to create intricate architectural models or city replicas.
3. Tourism and Souvenirs - Disruptive innovation opportunities in developing innovative and personalized souvenirs that capture the essence of a city or tourist destination.
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