Build your own Praying Mantis 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.
- 1 x 11cm square sheet with 19 pre-cut pieces
- Full printed illustrated instructions
Approximate assembled size: 11.9 x 8.9 x 4.0 cm
Build difficulty: easy
Recommended ages: 14+
- Metal Earth tool kit
- Not a toy
- Contains sharp edges
- Contains small parts
Model number: MMS069
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 Praying Mantis
The name comes from the Greek word meaning prophet because they appear to be praying when their forelegs are clasped together. They are carnivorous and are equipped with sharp spines along their front legs to grasp prey. The mantis is a very unique insect in that it can turn its head 180 degrees, has only one ear and some are large enough to capture humming birds.