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Pont du Gard Bridge

Pont du Gard Bridge

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Plunge into a crafting activity with our paper model kit, and build an artistic scale model of the Pont Du Gard, an outstanding bridge that was a part of the ancient Roman aqueduct crossing the River Gardon. This intermediate-level kit offers a glimpse into early 1st century A.D engineering marvels, allowing you to recreate a small version of this exceptionally well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Choose between a printed or pre-cut kit to suit your crafting preference.
  • Scale: 1:500, with assembled dimensions of 21.5 x 3.5 x 3.9 inches
  • Assembly Time: Estimated at 3+ hours, advised across multiple sittings
  • Material: Durable, sustainably sourced card; gold and olive with metallic sheen
  • Features: 15 pieces; set-up diagrams included for guided assembly, ensuring a structured crafting journey from start to finish
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KIT DETAILS

PRINTED KIT or PRE-CUT KIT as chosen:

PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 6 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with the artwork, cutting and scoring lines printed on. You will need to cut, score, fold and glue the parts 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 hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat or hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA).

Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers and scissors.

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.

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MEASUREMENTS

  • SCALE - 1/500
  • DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 21.5 ⋅ 3.5 ⋅ 3.9 inches / 55 ⋅ 9 ⋅ 10 cmCOLOURS - gold and olive
  • MADE FROM - sturdy card from sustainable sources
  • NUMBER OF PARTS - 15
  • LEVEL - intermediate
  • ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 3 hours
  • KIT CONTENTS - 5 printed or pre-cut sheets, set-up instructions

MODEL BUILDING TIPS

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!

DELIVERY

We are committed to shipping your purchases on time, often ahead of the estimated processing timeframe. However, due to the global postal overload, there might be delays beyond the usual delivery schedule. Check the latest service updates for your location on the Royal Mail website or consult your local postal service for more information.

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.

Read our full delivery information and policy on returns here.

ABOUT THIS LANDMARK

The Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge located in the south of France near the town of Nîmes, is a remarkable feat of engineering and one of the best-preserved examples of Roman aqueduct technology. Constructed in the first century AD, it was built as part of a nearly 50 km (31 mile) long aqueduct system that carried water from a spring in Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus, now Nîmes.

This grand structure, standing 48.8 meters (160 feet) high, is renowned for its three-tiered arrangement of arches: the lower level consists of 6 arches, the middle level has 11, and the upper level 47, combining for a total length of 275 meters (902 feet). Notably, the Pont du Gard was built entirely without the use of mortar; its stones, some weighing up to 6 tons, were precisely cut and wedged together.

The aqueduct was a technical masterpiece of its time, illustrating the Roman skill in hydraulics and civil engineering. It was designed to ensure a steady supply of water, using a slight gradient within its conduits to maintain the flow. Over the centuries, the Pont du Gard continued to serve as a bridge and became a tollgate in the Middle Ages.

Today, the Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of France's most popular tourist attractions. It stands as a testament to Roman architectural and engineering prowess, offering visitors a striking insight into the ancient world. The site also includes a museum that details its history and the engineering techniques used in its construction.

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