PLANS are well under way for the construction of a new 'Model of the Model' at Wimborne Model Town to celebrate the charity attraction’s 70th anniversary season in 2022.

The model, which true to scale is 1/0th the size of the existing miniature buildings, will be laid out behind the Cornmarket area representing the original location of the Model Town open from 1952 to 1983.

The new mini-model, which consists of over 100 shops, banks, pubs, the Minster and the King’s Head Hotel, is being produced from 3D printed Polylactide derived from plant based renewable resources.

Dorset Echo: How the model town will look. Picture: Wimborne Model TownHow the model town will look. Picture: Wimborne Model Town

With the digital technology employed, it could even lead to the development of an even smaller 1000th scale replica.

Penri Jones, project leader and Model Town trustee said: "It is very enjoyable to be taking Wimborne Model Town forward with this new platinum anniversary undertaking.

"It has only been made possible by utilising the many varied talents of our volunteer team".