Exercise N Play Toy Series Part IIIEXERCISE N PLAY
In the long history of mankind there have been many very majestic and magnificent buildings. These buildings are located all over the world and represent a local cultural heritage and a piece of history. These landmarks add up to a piece of human civilisation. We have reproduced the models of these world-famous buildings to scale and included them in our architecture series so that every child can learn some relevant historical knowledge while having fun with building blocks. Next we will showcase famous landmarks from our architecture collection.
EXERCISE N PLAY Architecture Taj Mahal Building Kit(2012 Pieces)
The Taj Maha is an Islamic mausoleum made of ivory-white marble on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare complex that also includes a mosque and guest house, and is surrounded by formal gardens bordered on three sides by a crenellated wall.
With more than 2012 pieces, the Taj Mahal model features a wealth of detail, including curved arches, ornate domes, towering minarets and decorative finials. Fun, challenging and just as impressive as the real building.
EXERCISE N PLAY Architecture Paris Eiffel Tower Building Kit(1820 Pieces)
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
The Eiffel Tower, popularly nicknamed “La dame de fer” (French for “Iron Lady”), was built from 1887 to 1889 as the centrepiece of the 1889 World’s Fair and was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has since become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the world’s most visited monument requiring an entrance fee; 6.91 million people climbed it in 2015. The Eiffel Tower was designated a Monument historique in 1964 and has been part of the World Heritage Site UNESCO (“Paris, banks of the Seine”) since 1991.
The tower is 330 metres high, about the height of an 81-storey building and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square and measures 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world. It held this title for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was completed in 1930. It was the first structure in the world to surpass both the 200-metre and 300-metre marks in height. With the addition of a transmission antenna at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now 5.2 metres taller than the Chrysler Building. Without the transmitting antennae, the Eiffel Tower is the second tallest free-standing structure in France after the Millau Viaduct.
Eiffel Tower building set consists of 1820 parts that are assembled to form a detailed model. The 3D model features a wealth of sophisticated details, including strong columns, wide observation towers and towering domes. Therefore, your children will have more sense of achievement after completing the model.
Musée du Louvre
EXERCISE N PLAY Architecture Louvre Building Kit(807 Pieces)
The Louvre or Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre）is the most visited museum in the world and a historic landmark in Paris, France. It houses some of the most famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. It is a central landmark of the city and is located on the right bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). At any given time, some 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are on display in an area of 72,735 square metres. Due to the pandemic COVID -19 , the number of visitors in 2021 was 2.8 million, five per cent higher than in 2020 but far below the number of visitors before COVID.  Nevertheless, the Louvre continued to top the list of the most visited art museums in the world in 2021.
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built in the late 12th-13th century under Philip II. Remains of the Louvre’s mediaeval fortress can be seen in the basement of the museum. Due to urban expansion, the fortress eventually lost its defensive function and was converted into the main residence of the French kings by Francis I in 1546. The building was extended several times to form today’s Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a venue for exhibiting the royal collection, which from 1692 included a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. In 1692 the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which held the first of a series of salons in 1699. The Académie remained in the Louvre for 100 years. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation’s masterpieces.