Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Metal Earth {3D Laser Cut Models}

I keep forgetting to share these pictures from a couple weeks ago!  Rascal had so much fun putting together a Metal Earth 3D Laser Cut Model one Sunday afternoon!

The Manuafacture recommends them for ages 14-18, but our 11 (almost 12) year old didn't have any trouble assembling his ship.

We are planning on purchasing a couple more of these little models to include in the older boys Christmas stockings...

Perhaps the Wright Brothers Airplane, the P-51 Mustang, or the Sherman Tank?

The Neuschwanstein Castle looks really neat too... I really wish they had the Vatican or some Catholic Cathedrals! :)

There are so many great options... which to choose?  If anyone has built these before I'd love to hear your favorites!



Didn't it turn out neat?! 

Our boys first saw these at a local specialty toy store with their Dad one Friday after Mass, 
but they can also be found at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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  1. Your son did an awesome job! Future shipwright/engineer in the making! Bernadette :)

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  2. Yes, it did turn out neat and I didn't even know these existed. My boys would love them!

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  3. I'm so glad these worked for your son! I purchased one for my oldest over the summer (he's 11), and the tabs broke so easily-- I'm thinking it was a different brand and therefore inferior in quality?

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    1. Interesting! I would be curious to know if it was a different brand or not... But I can see how these tabs could break easily. Our son did mention he had to be very careful when removing them from the sheets and commented that my small scissors would have worked better than the large ones... I'm hoping to find the boys their own scissors and a pair of needle nose pliers to put in their stockings too. I guess we will see how they do on the next one! :)

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  4. Neat-O! My son would love that!

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  5. Thank you for sharing. Nathaniel's birthday is next week and I just ordered some for his birthday. We have been trying to figure out what to get him!
    Many blessings for a wonderful Advent

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  6. I think your boys are spacially (is that a word?) advanced and incredibly good at following directions. Faith is very good at "winging it" -- LOL -- which I don't think you could do with those! Are there any car models?

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    1. Yes, I agree, they do have incredible visual-spatial ability! The Lego Perplexus they built is another great example of that... There is absolutely no way my 10 year old daughter (just 18 months younger than Rascal) could even come close to doing these same sorts of projects. I think I did see an old Ford model, but I don't remember any other cars.

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  7. Jessica,

    I bought three today at a toy store for my nephews. Having 6 daughters, I always find it hard to come up with toys for boys. This was such a timely post. Please let us know what other things are in the works for Christmas gifts for your children. I am also giving books as part of our St Nicholas fun...so thanks for all the ideas.

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