“This is my house. I have to defend it.”
It has been three decades since Kevin McCallister protected his home from the bad guys while his family forgot about the poor kid left at home.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Home Alone,” Good Morning America reported that Disney+ hired someone to recreate the iconic home in a way you can eat.
The streaming service hired Michelle Wibowo, an England-based cake designer and artist, to make the famous colonial Georgian house out of gingerbread.
Inspired by the movie, the pastry included lots of spot-on details from the classic Christmas film, like burglars Harry and Marv, a mini version of Kevin, famous props like the Little Nero’s pizza delivery car and the “Oh-Kay Plumbing and Heating Van” used by the wet bandits.
This wasn’t an easy project, as her replica took over 300 hours to craft. While it was a tedious task, Wibowo measured the home to be around 5.5 feet long by 4.1 feet wide.
Before starting the project, the English artist studied architecture and several scenes of “Home Alone.”
The final creation had 63 trees, 33 windows, 14 pizza boxes, and 6 lamp posts.
“I jumped at the chance because it is one of my favorite Christmas movies – it doesn’t really feel like Christmas in our house until we have seen it at least twice,” Wibowo said in a statement. “I had so much fun making it look festive and I loved making those cheeky characters Kevin and burglars Harry and Marv -- I hope everyone will enjoy spotting iconic details from the movie!”
Her chef-d’oeuvre will be displayed in the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Surrey, England. Many pediatric patients and their loved ones will be able to see a classic film come to life.
“Home Alone” is available to stream on Disney+.