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Each Metal Earth model is laser etched in meticulous detail on one, two, or three 11 cm (4.33") metal sheets. Pop out the pieces by hand (or use wire cutters to get especially crisp lines), bend the tabs using needle-nose pliers, and fit them together as shown in the simple pictorial instructions. Metal Earth models are a little less challenging than our 3D wooden puzzles, but you do need some patience and dexterity because they're also much smaller. For maximum dramatic effect, display your model on the LED Display Base or the Solar Spinner (sold separately, see the Related Products tab).
The Chrysler Building is an easy Metal Earth model. It consists of 14 pieces on one sheet of metal.
Please note that Metal Earth models have sharp edges and are not suitable for small children. Metal Earth was originally called MetalWorks.
Are you curious...?
At 1,046 feet (319 m), the Chrysler Building was the tallest in the world until the Empire State Building surpassed it just 11 months after completion. It's still the tallest brick building in the world, although its steel skeleton makes that a technicality. It was designed and built for the Chrysler Corporation, which occupied it from 1930 until the mid 1950s, but the car company never actually owned the building. Walter P. Chrysler paid for it himself so that his children could inherit it. The family sold the building in 1953.