New York: Empire State Building 3D Wood Model (Monument Collection)
Model dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 9.8. Difficulty: 3/4.
Once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building in New York is an icon of American industry. With this exciting new installment in the IncrediBuilds series, readers can build their own customizable wood model with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. The included booklet features interesting historical trivia, beautiful photographs, and lots of fun facts. The set also contains sample craft projects to show how readers can put their own unique spin on the model.
Consider these the modeling analog to Ugears! Pieces are numbered "chronologically," or in the order they are put into the model. Simply follow the illustrated directions, punching out only the clearly-marked pieces as you put them together as shown. Each piece is slotted, allowing it to slide (fairly) easily into its counterpart, quickly developing into a sturdy model with no glue, adhesives, or external fasteners required. Once completed, the scale model represents a perfectly scaled, virtually seamless version of the original. And for model enthusiasts who want to go a step further, the untreated wood can be painted and illustrated in virtually any manner imaginable. An included information book provides ~ 30 pages of full-color information, along with tips for decorating the final model in the manner of its "real life" inspiration - but feel free to go off the rails and make it your own! Difficulty ranges from 1 to 4 stars. 1-star models are suitable for ages 8+; 2-star models for 10+; 3-and-4-star models for 12+.
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3 yrs.