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The Parthenon

The Parthenon

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Venture into the heart of ancient Greece with our Parthenon paper model kit, crafting a miniature artistic replica of the iconic temple. This advanced-level kit is designed for a seasoned modeller, offering a meticulous crafting experience while exploring architectural legacy of the classical era.

  • Scale: 1:250, with assembled dimensions of 11.4 x 5.3 x 3.5 inches
  • Assembly Time: A challenging yet rewarding 12+ hours crafting journey, ideal for multiple sittings
  • Material: Sturdy, sustainably sourced card in limestone colour with a pearlescent finish
  • Features: 383 pieces to cut out; detailed set-up diagrams included for guided assembly
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PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 12 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. See what tools we recommend.


  • SCALE - 1:250
  • DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 11.4 ⋅ 5.3 ⋅ 3.5 inches / 29 ⋅ 13.5 ⋅ 9 cm
  • COLOUR (with metallic shine) - limestone
  • MADE FROM - sturdy card from sustainable sources
  • LEVEL - advanced
  • ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 12 hours
  • KIT CONTENTS - 12 printed 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 Parthenon, located on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, is a monumental example of ancient Greek architecture, constructed between 447 and 432 BCE. This temple was dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos, the patron deity of Athens. Designed primarily in the Doric order, the Parthenon uniquely incorporates certain elements of the Ionic order as well, showcasing the architectural innovation of its time.

The structure measures approximately 70.8 meters in length and 31.7 meters in width, with a height of 15 meters. It was built using Pentelic marble and originally contained a massive statue of Athena, crafted by Phidias from gold and ivory.

Throughout its history, the Parthenon has served various purposes, including a treasury, a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and a mosque during the Ottoman occupation. The building sustained significant damage in 1687 when an ammunition dump inside the building was ignited during a Venetian attack. Many original sculptures (the Parthenon Marbles) are now housed in the British Museum in London, with replicas displayed in the Acropolis Museum in Athens.