Fantasy and sci-fi structures not only serve as settings for their characters, but they also have transformed into massive cultural icons. You can’t reference Harry Potter without imagining the halls of Hogwarts, nor can you imagine intergalactic travel without the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek. Architecture is as every bit important to these movies and TV shows as the characters.
While it must have been fun to dream up these fictional structures, the creators didn’t have to worry about the real-life mechanics of building them, many of which defy the laws of physics and science. However, we can’t help but wonder the extent to which we could recreate these fictional buildings using modern technological and engineering capabilities.
To find out, we looked at materials, dimensions, and real-life counterparts to estimate the cost of five iconic structures from popular culture.
Here’s the full list of structures covered:
- Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
- Bat Cave (Batman)
- USS Enterprise (Star Trek)
- The Wall (Game of Thrones)
- Death Star (Star Wars)
Fun stuff to think about!