Not Your Grandpa's Paper Plane

As both T and I have degrees in Product Design, we've always been interested in building things.  Lately, we've sort of been on a paper/cardboard model kick and last Monday we took on one of our most intricate projects to date.  During our last trip to Korea we bought a Papero kit for a two-winged plane that looked impressively complicated.  Assuming this wasn't something you could just throw together in a matter of minutes, we kept putting it off until we felt that the time was right.  Last Monday night was such a time and we spent close to an hour lumbering over delicately laser-cut pieces of cardstock, too small for our clumsy fingers.  As one can guess, we certainly ran into a few hang ups and even one very unfortunate u-turn but in the end, we prevailed and had a lot of fun in the process, despite the difficulties.   

According to Papero's difficulty rating, our plane was just 3 out of 5 stars.  Curious to know just how much more insanely intricate their paper projects can get, we went onto their website and became introduced to a whole new world of possibilities.  From moveable bulldozers to London's Tower Bridge, Papero has over twenty other kits ranging from 1 to 4 stars (sadly no 5 star projects are available presently).  They even have a Chinese Zodiac kit that encourages users to color in the figures according to their own artistic design.  Being a Korean company, they also had some of Korea's most iconic symbols such as the 63 Building and even General Yi Sun Shin's Turtle Ship.  Needless to say, we were beside ourselves with excitement, especially when we realized they were available for online purchase.  It goes without saying that my wishlist just got much longer. 


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