Taj Mahal Model Kit – World’s Great Architecture Overview
The MC Series Cubic Fun 3D models are the most well developed design’s with the World’s Architecture range. They are made from high quality paper and foam sheets that are used to build unique models such as the Taj Mahal! An excellent DIY hobby model kit.
This model comes in flat-packed sheets with insane levels of detail. It’s a unique and fulfilling challenge for dedicated model enthusiasts to pop out the pieces and slot the pieces within the tabs to assemble a large scale model of Taj Mahal, one of the World’s Great Architectural icons for their display box or collection.
You won’t require glue or scissors to complete this kit, all you’ll need is a keen eye, a steady hand. If you wish, a pair of tweezers or magnifying glass can be used to assist in removing the pieces from their backing, but the most important thing you’ll need is patience. It may take a few days!
An instruction leaflet is included which provides instructions on how to construct the model, as well as interesting facts about the model.
The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
Construction of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643 but work continued on other phases of the project for another 10 years. The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653 at a cost estimated at the time to be around 32 million rupees, which in 2015 would be approximately 52.8 billion rupees (US$827 million). The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.
The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as “the tear-drop on the cheek of time”, it is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year. In 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.
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