Iconx Model of the Eiffel Tower

Iconx: Eiffel Tower

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Gustave's Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the easier Iconx models. It's comprised of more than 40 pieces on one sheet of metal and comes with a pair of tweezers. The instructions have seven steps. Assembled, it is 4" x 2" x 2". Le Tour Eiffel was the tallest artificial structure in the world until the Chrysler Building took that crown in 1930.

If you think Metal Earth models are just too small, Iconx was made for you. Their larger size can accommodate even more laser-etched detail on 4" x 8" (10.16 x 20.32 cm) 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. 

Please note that Iconx models have sharp edges and are not suitable for small children. Recommended for ages 14+.

 Are you curious...?

Engineer Gustave Eiffel designed his namesake tower as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair. Prior to that achievement the architect had designed several distinctive bridges for the French railroad industry, and he later went on to contribute to the Statue of Liberty. Most people don't know that the Eiffel Tower wasn't originally Eiffel's idea; Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier outlined "a great pylon, consisting of four lattice girders standing apart at the base and coming together at the top, joined together by metal trusses at regular intervals". Eiffel wasn't thrilled with the idea until another architect named Stephen Sauvestre added flourishes like a glass pavilion at the first level and a cupola on top. Now Eiffel liked what he saw enough to buy the blueprints from the original designers. Eiffel's name has been immortalized, but had you ever heard of Koechlin, Nouguier, or Sauvestre?

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