Build your own Himeji Castle model from this amazing METAL EARTH kit. The parts are laser cut from ultra-thin flexible steel sheets. No gluing or soldering is required – just pop out the pieces and connect using tabs and holes.
- 3 x steel sheets containing 55 pre-cut pieces
- Full printed illustrated instructions
Approximate assembled size: 7.1 x 6.8 x 5.9 cm
Build difficulty: challenging
Recommended ages: 14+
- Metal Earth tool kit
- Not a toy
- Contains sharp edges
- Contains small parts
Model number: MMS055
Several shipping options are displayed during checkout. Prices start at just $1.00, but note the following:
Regular letter: this is the cheapest option and is available if you're ordering 1 or 2 Metal Earth kits. This is sent using the standard Australia Post letter service which is cheap, but slower than parcels. No tracking is provided.
Priority letter: arrives one day faster than the regular service, but it's still sent as a letter with no tracking.
Other services: both regular and express parcel services are available and in these cases tracking is provided. Our preferred shipper is Fastway as they provide tracking and signature on delivery for an affordable price.
About the Himeji Castle
Is also known as the White Heron Castle because of the way that its soaring white stucco walls resemble a graceful heron taking flight. The original fortress was built in 1346 and the castle in its current form was completed 1610. The castle is full of defensive features however it has never been attacked in its 400 year history. In 1993 it was designated a World Heritage Site.
Build video (created by YouTube user animateorange)