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The Guvernment nightclub returns - in miniature form

07/17/2015 11:30 EDT | Updated 07/17/2016 05:59 EDT
Jeffrey Scott spent many nights at Toronto's now-defunct The Guvernment, a beloved dance music nightclub.

But one night out at the club in 2009, it dawned on him that the Guvernment was more than a party spot.

"I remember standing, looking over the balcony with my arms crossed, standing still, analyzing every detail. I thought to myself, 'One day I'm going to build this,'" he said from his office in Los Angeles, where he has since relocated.

"It wasn't until I caught wind that they were closing their doors in 2015 that I put my thoughts into action."

So he got to work building a detailed model of the club's main room. He worked 50 hours per week on the project, recreating everything from the disco ball, the bar seats and even the club's signature cryogenic cannons which shoot fog over the crowds.

The lights, including green lasers, are all programmed to work with the sound system.

He even added 2,500 miniature club-goers, measuring just under 2 inches each.

Scott remembered many details of the club from his nights in Toronto, but also studied old YouTube videos for his meticulously crafted model.

The Guvernment model cost him $2,900.

Scott is from Windsor, Ont., but now owns a vitamin supplement company in California. He has been making models as a hobby for years, but never has he attempted a nightclub before.

"I thought to myself, if I can make this, then the sky is the limit for what I can produce next," he said.

Unlike the real-life Guvernment nightclub, the miniature one will not be for sale or ever close down, Scott said.

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