Updated: October 04, 2006
GIANT'S ORIGINAL TREE PROP SET BLUEPRINT
Land of the Giants Huge Tree Pencil Blueprint, Original!
Hand-drawn Pencil Rendering of Set of Giant Tree measures a
huge, 36" by 36"! Original Production drawing from August 7th,
1967 by 20th Century Fox Art Department.
Here's a very nice production artifact from the classic Irwin
Allen Science Fiction / Action Adventure Television Series,
Land of the Giants.
This is an over-sized Irwin Allen hand-drawn pencil production
blueprint, drafted 40 years ago during the pre-production phase
of the set construction of the main stage set for the classic
television series, on stage #19 at 20th Century Fox Studios in
This 36" by 36" vintage hand-drawn original blueprint illustration,
which is dated August 7th, 1967. It depicts an overview of a giant
42 ft. tree scaled 3/4" = 1 ft. from the overscaled forest. There
are some great instructions and information indicated on the
* Stage 19, Detail #1 Overscale Tree
* Plan Overscale Tree
* Scale 2/4" = 1'
* Make Tree wild (movable) in sections. See A.D.
* See photos for bark texture
* Open Under
* 2 ft. grid
The blueprint data chart indicates the blueprint as being from:
Production: # A-2499 Set # A 2499-08
Picture: The Land of the Giants
Set: EXT. Overscale forest
Director: I. Allen
Art Director: R. Maus
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Original production blueprints are difficult enough to obtain, however,
finding pencil drawn original illustrations that created blueprints are
even more difficult and scarcely seen.
Note: Please see the pictures depicted above for item condition. As you
can see the piece has aged from almost 4 decades of storage and was
stained, has some water marks etc. from being on set. We actually prefer
the natural,"weathered look" of pieces like this because they show their
age and usage during a production.
Blueprints were practical in nature...they were never meant to be "preserved."
There is some small creases, dings, a small tear bottom-middle of edge. But
this piece would still look amazing matted and framed with an image of the Land
of The Giants wonderful oversized forest set.
This is a wonderful piece of historical Television memorabilia from a genuine
cult-classic series. An investment quality museum piece.
Look behind the Spindrift in the photo above...see the giant tree in the background?
Now, measure the scale of the Spindrift in your head.....to the Giant Tree in the
background ....and then the Giant Tree depicted in the pencil blueprint drawing.
The scales line-up perfectly!
The scale reference indicated on the blueprint shows the tree to be around 16 to 20
feet in diameter. Also it was just brought to our attention that the surrounding
areas of the Giant Tree drawing, depict the trees leaves and branches and possibly
the foliage and the lay-out of paths etc. below around the Spindrift crash site. This
would have possibly been used by the 20th Century Fox "Greens department" to landscape
the set, creating the amazing LOTG Giant Forest set.