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Spindrift Supersonic Miniature Prop
An original Supersonic Spindrift miniature prop as seen used in the television series Land of the Giants (20th Century Fox Television, 1968).

This miniature is composed of fiberglass, plastic, metal, plexiglass, and features hand-painted detailing throughout. Delicate plastic elements such as an antenna on the top and on the front of the model are present and remain intact.

This type of filming miniature makes an appearance throughout the series and can be seen during the Season 1 episode "The Crash," when the crew lands in a world inhabited by giants. This type of filming miniature can be seen held by a giant scientist (Don Watters) as he examines the crashed ship on the ground. This is only the second time in the series that viewers realize that the passengers aboard the Spindrift area much smaller than the strange new world around them, shortly after a massive vehicle nearly misses passengers that leave the ship to explore what they think is a foggy London.

Model: 12 x 24 x 40 inches; Crate: 34 x 39 x 57 inches

PROVENANCE Lot 474, "Hollywood Auction 17," Profiles in History, December 12, 2003.

Note that this is the original "hero" Spindrift miniature prop which was on display at the Seattle Science Fiction Museum.

Lot #330, Legends: Hollywood & Royalty (#3370) Auction, Julien's Auctions, 6-8 September 2023.
Sold for $45,500 including Buyer's Premium.

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