You might not think you have enough space in your home to display all these anime and movie robots, but you’re wrong.
When you’re a student, decorating your living space more or less overlaps with building a shrine to your hobbies. For example, if you walked into high school or college Casey’s room, the Fatal Fury wall scroll and Magic Knight Rayearth figure on the shelf, along with dozens of other pieces of otaku-oriented paraphernalia, pretty clearly announced that anime and video games were two of his primary interests.
As we grow up, though, circumstances often change. Leaving your parents’ house and moving into a place of your own often means having less space in which to display your stuff, and once you get married or have kids, you’re likely to have even less “me space.” Still, if you’ve ever been really into comics or cartoons, it’s hard to look at this photo from Instagram user Hank Cheng and not feel at least a little jealous.
But most of us aren’t lucky enough to be able to dedicate a whole room to a robot collection. Cheng must live in a huge house, right?
くろだまさし (@kurodamasa) February 19, 2017
Nope, not necessarily.
While these pictures show a huge collection of robots in terms of how many figures there are, each one is incredibly small, as the entire scene is a carefully laid out miniature diorama.
▼ Even the seemingly oversized Uniqlo bag is actually tiny.
Cheng has shared multiple miniature scenes through his Instagram account. They generally have some sort of Japanese theme, such as a Star Wars Stormtrooper robbing a dango (Japanese dumpling) shop run by C-3PO…
…or Godzilla wrecking Tokyo.
The robot room might be his most impressive creation yet, and what makes it really special is when you zoom out to see that the room the diorama is stored in is also packed with robot figures…
…or when you zoom in to see that the diorama contains miniatures of its own!
We’re not sure what Cheng’s next project is going to be, but whatever it is, we’re expecting big things from this creator of tiny art.
Follow Casey on Twitter, where he’s wondering just what happened to that Fatal Fury wall scroll.