Adam Savage, the San Francisco-dwelling polymath who's one half of Mythbusters and a frequent host at City Arts & Lectures, has just wrapped up a month laboring over a model of the Overlook Hotel maze. That labyrinth is perhaps the most famous in the history of cinema, appearing in Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining. If you've seen the movie, you know the tense, concluding scene I'm thinking of. But here's a clip where a model of the maze appears — the one replicated by Savage — inside the hotel where Jack Nicholson's character and his family are spending the winter.

Savage obviously makes a lot of models. His work has even appeared in Matrix and Star Wars films. It's a delight to see him nerd out on this stuff, because all work and no play makes Adam a dull boy.

Here's a longer video about the model making process via his series "Tested."