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Anyone who has had the pleasure of viewing director Martin Scorsese's Hugo knows that the film is a feast for the eyes.

And in this exclusive, first look at a behind-the-scenes clip featured on the movie's upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release (out Tuesday), we get to see how one of the many amazing visual effects were created—in this case, the re-creation of the famous derailment in 1895 at the Gare Montparnasse station in Paris.

"The process for building the train actually begins with historical research," says visual effects supervisor Rob Legato while showing a miniature version of the train and explaining how he and his team created a little piece of movie magic for a pivotal dream sequence.

Of course, come Sunday, we'll see if all this hard work leads to an Oscar. Best Visual Effects is among the 11 categories (more than any other film this year) that Hugo will be competing in at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.