By user12607856 on Apr 25, 2005
Over the past few years I've taken an interest in making card models. From cutting out and assembling various things made available in books by Dover Publications through to a recent model of the Taj Mahal that I did with Duncan.
The box actually says "3D Jigsaw" but it's not really, as you have to punch out the thin card pieces and then continually insert the right tab in the right slot. The kits were made in Thailand and the instructions were apparently converted into English. Well almost. There are some delightful sentences. It's pretty obvious what you've got to do, so isn't really a problem.
Duncan (who's 6-1/2) had no problem punching out the shapes, but the actual assembly requires a grownup (or an older child). They supply you with a small roll of tape and that was good enough, but if I was doing this just for myself, I'd probably take a bit more time and use white glue and get a more exact join.
Some of steps are challenging, requiring you to puzzle over the small pictures provided in the instructions, comparing the pieces with the finished model on the box cover and looking for the given tab and slot numbers on the pieces of card. All definitely doable though.