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Mayan Pyramid

Mayan Pyramid

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Engage in a tranquil crafting experience with our paper model kit, sculpting a miniature replica of the Pyramid of Kukulcán, El Castillo, the iconic structure from the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. This beginner-level kit is crafted for a smooth and enjoyable assembly, making it a perfect choice for those new to 3D paper modeling.

  • Scale: 1:250, with assembled dimensions of 8.5 x 8.5 x 4 inches
  • Assembly Time: Estimated at about 1 hour, a great quick project for starters
  • Material: Durable, sustainably sourced card in a limestone color with metallic shine; hand-printed details in antique gold metallic color
  • Features: 14 pre-cut and pre-creased pieces; set-up diagrams included for guided assembly, ensuring a seamless crafting journey from start to finish; minimal gluing required making it user-friendly for beginners
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PRE-CUT KIT - FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 6 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with the artwork printed, parts pre-cut and pre-creased. You will need to remove parts from the sheets, fold and glue them in order to assemble the model according to the set-up instructions which come with the kit.

Things which are not included, but you'll need in order to assemble the model: time & patience, a hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA).

Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers, scissors, a hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat. See what tools we recommend.


  • DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 8.5 ⋅ 8.5 ⋅ 4 inches / 22 ⋅ 22 ⋅ 10.5 cm
  • COLOUR (with metallic shine) - limestone. Details are hand printed with acrylic mat paint in antique gold metallic colour.
  • MADE FROM - sturdy card from sustainable sources
  • LEVEL - beginner
  • ASSEMBLY TIME - about 1 hour
  • KIT CONTENTS - 6 pre-cut sheets, set-up instructions


This model will require more than one sitting to build it. We advise to pause between different stages as you work, especially when you come to gluing. The white glue softens the paper and it may lead to misshapen parts if you do not allow them to dry well before proceeding further with assembling. Click here to watch our paper model building tips.

Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!


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Shipping Timelines:

  • Paper model kits and pop-up cards: Dispatched within 1-3 working days
  • Assembled paper models, personalised items: Dispatched within up to 10 working days

Expected Delivery:

  • Domestic (Mainland UK): 1-3 working days
  • Europe: 3-5 working days
  • USA and Canada: 5-7 working days
  • Rest of the world: 7-14 working days
  • International Express: 2-4 working days

Please note: Delivery delays are beyond our control. While over 95% of orders are delivered within the stated timeframe, delivery may occasionally exceed the expected duration, especially during peak periods. If you need your order by a specific date, consider using the express mail option.

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The Pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo, is a majestic and historically rich structure located in the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. This step pyramid, dating back to the 9th-12th centuries AD, is a masterpiece of Mesoamerican architecture and a testament to the Maya's astronomical and architectural prowess.

The pyramid stands about 30 meters (98 feet) high, including a temple on top. Each of its four sides has 91 steps, which, combined with the final step at the temple, totals 365 steps, corresponding to the number of days in the solar year. This alignment highlights the Maya's advanced understanding of astronomy and the calendar.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Pyramid of Kukulkan is the phenomenon observed during the equinoxes. As the sun sets, the play of light and shadow creates the illusion of a serpent slithering down the staircase, symbolizing Kukulkan, the feathered serpent deity. This phenomenon attracts thousands of visitors every year, showcasing the deep connection between Maya architecture and celestial events.

The site also features intricate carvings and sculptures that shed light on the Maya's religious practices and their veneration of Kukulkan. The Pyramid of Kukulkan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not just an architectural wonder but also a bridge to the ancient Maya civilization, offering insights into their sophisticated culture, cosmology, and mathematics.