Out now from Insight Editions is IncrediBuilds, a 3D do-it-yourself modeling line of popular characters, monuments, and animals. Certain kits (such as some of the sets featuring Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney characters) also include a book with fun facts, photos from films, and more. IncrediBuilds sets are eco-friendly and made entirely of wood certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), an international organization that sets standards for responsible forest management to protect natural resources for future generations.
No glue or tools are required for assembly, and the laser-cut edges provide nice crisp lines on the finished product (do take care to not be in a big hurry or try to put too much force on the pieces when assembling the sets or there is a good chance they may break). Instructions in the sets have decorating tips as well–no paint or decoration is included, but this can actually be an asset to creativity because you can make your model have whatever colors, finish, etc. that you wish (if you’ve always wanted a psychedelic Captain America shield, this is your chance!) For an example of how a model comes together, check out this video of the Harry Potter: Golden Snitch construction.
It is worth noting that while these sets are a fun construction project to do with the kids, they are designed as display models and are not intended for play; also make sure you look at the dimensions of the finished product before purchase so you know what you’re getting—for example, the completed Captain America shield is 3.4” x 2.36” x 3.35” (i.e. would fit in the palm of your hand).