SKU: ET40990

Butterflies are known for their colours so it's only fitting that this kit comes in a dual-colour design. This looks great in a flower arrangement or alongside a Metal Earth butterfly.

Build Difficulty

  • Easy ★★☆☆☆
  • 16 pieces
  • Average build time: ½ hour

Bare Bones Kit

  • 1 sheet laser-cut parts
  • Illustrated instructions

All-in-one Kit

  • 1 sheet laser-cut parts
  • Illustrated instructions
  • 59mm borosilicate glass display dome
  • Exhibit base
  • Glue
  • Tweezers
  • Magnifier


  • Assembled size: 44.5 x 38.1 x 15.2 mm
  • Model weight: 5 grams
  • Packaging dimensions: 5.3 x 7.0 x 0.5 cm
  • Packaged weight: 20 grams
  • Made in the U.S.A.


  • Not a toy - keep out of reach of children under 3.
  • Includes small parts that are a potential choking hazard.

Bare Bones Kit

Butterfly bare bones kit

If you're just after the model then choose the Bare Bones kit. All you'll need to build it is a pair of tweezers and some regular household glue. As this is super tiny, it can be shipped as a letter for a super tiny price. 


All-in-one Kit

Butterfly all-in-one kit contents

For the complete experience, get the All-in-one Kit. You get the model plus the tools you need, plus a beautiful glass display dome and base. The perfect gift for the dinosaur lover in your life.


Collect the set

The fun of building your own Tinysaur doesn’t have to stop here. There are many more creatures available to add to your collection or to share with others.


What could possibly go wrong?

All model building requires skill and the best results are achieved with patience and precision. If you’re not careful, you could damage the parts during removal, lose parts or install parts the wrong way round. Some parts are delicate and can get damaged if you apply too much pressure. As with any skill, the more you practice and the more experience you have, the better the result. Take your time and enjoy the journey.

What is the minimum recommend age to build Butterfly?

13 - but builders of this age are likely to need some help and encouragement. This is a good opportunity to teach kids that repetition is the mother of learning and mistakes are part of the learning process.

What is the maximum recommend age to build Butterfly?

The kit is designed for all ages, so if you love hands-on activities then don’t let age stop you. It helps if you have steady hands and decent eyesight. If you're over 40, you'll appreciate the aid of a magnifying glass, even if you're wearing glasses.

Can I colour it?

She's already coloured!

Will the colours fade in sunlight?

We've had ours in the sun for several months and yes, it has started to fade.

Do all the parts need to be glued?

Yes. Although the parts slot together, you will need to secure them with some glue. The all-in-one kit includes some glue, otherwise any regular household glue is fine.

Is the finished model fragile?

I wouldn't use the word fragile because it's unlikely to break when dropped. However it is delicate and easily destroyed by feet, pets and vacuum cleaners. The dome supplied in the all-in-one kit is made of strong glass, but a decent fall could still damage it.


Several shipping options are available during checkout.

Letter: the bare bones kit can be sent through the Australia Post letter service. This is an economical option, however delivery is slower than parcels and does not include tracking. Post boxes are okay, but DO NOT select this option when sending to parcel lockers.

Fastway: available in major cities and regions throughout Australia. Includes tracking and signature on delivery. DO NOT select this option when sending to post boxes or parcel lockers.

Australia Post: both regular and express post services are available. Tracking is included with optional signature on delivery.


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  • Orders received by 12 noon that are being delivered by Australia Post are despatched the same day, otherwise the next business day.
  • Orders being delivered by Fastway will be despatched the following business day.

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