Metal Earth 3D Metal Model - US Capitol Building
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- Metal Earth 3D: United States Capitol Model (Silver Edition)
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
The Metal Earth® models are amazingly detailed etched models that are fun and satisfying to assemble. Each model starts out as 4 inch square metal sheets and you simply pop out the pieces and follow the included directions to assemble your model. No glue or solder needed. The US Capitol is located in Washington DC and is the meeting place of the United States Congress. It sits atop Capitol Hill which is located at the east end of the National Mall. Construction began September 18, 1793. The Capitol is built in the distinctive American neoclassical style with a white marble exterior. The model is 4.15x1.55x1.95 inches when built.
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These are not simple sets (none really are). They're not something you can put together in 20 minutes (if you're a beginner) with nothing more than your fingers. You will make mistakes and you will break pieces. You should purchase two sets, at least. You should look up the finished models online for pictures and guides on how to assemble them. You should double-check every single piece and make sure you're bending or shaping them the right way. You should have at least the following tools:
Flat pliers (set of two, long and short), flat tweezers, small wire cutters, a variety of pencils and small eyedropper bottles (for shaping rounded pieces), and a magnifying glass with a work light.
Great addition to my set. A middle ground on difficulty between sets like the Notre Dame and, say, the Eiffel Tower (which is about as easy as it gets). You'll need to carefully check tabs in a few places to make sure you're not putting roofs on backwards, but otherwise it all falls into place. Looks great next to the White House or similarly-themed buildings.
Having said that, I wasn't as pleased with this particular model. There are a number of fold lines in this kit and several of the pieces broke right along the lines with very little bending. I was able to put the pieces together anyway, and since each part of the broken pieces had tabs to attach to other pieces, it looks fine and is sturdy, now that it's completed. But having to adjust for broken pieces was quite an annoyance and the designers should have been more careful in how they cut the fold lines.