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Next up in the exciting new line of Ugears 2.5D puzzles, Classic Vehicles collection, we present the Zeppelin—the world's first commercial aircraft! Inspired by German airships from the early 20th Century, and named after German inventor Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, this DIY 2.5D wooden airship model has movable elements and comes in its own frame, suitable for hanging on a wall or placing on a desk or shelf. Something between a 2D flat picture and a 3D model, the Ugears Zeppelin 2.5D picture model presents 3 perspectives (side view, enlarged cabin view, front view) and has several moving parts, including propellers, rudder, and stabilizers, to bring your puzzle to life!
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Early Zeppelins had long cylindrical bodies made of fabric stretched over a rigid metallic frame. Inside were large gasbags to provide buoyancy. Engines with reversible thrust, propellers, and complex fin assemblies on the outside provided propulsion, maneuverability, and stability. In 1929 the dirigible Graf Zeppelin completed a circumnavigation of the globe in 21 days. In addition to passenger air travel, Zeppelins were used as bombers in WWI and for peacetime scientific research. The Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937, brought the end of the passenger airship era, but modern zeppelins, filled with helium instead of combustible hydrogen, continue to be used principally for sightseeing, advertising, and aerial photography over sports stadiums.
The Zeppelin 2.5D picture puzzle is a fun DIY project for anyone wanting to add a touch of beauty and aviation history to their home or office interior. Made of art-quality composite wood, these alternatives to traditional jigsaw puzzles feature recognizable Ugears design and assemble without glue or special tools. Everything you need comes in the box, including wax, sandpaper, and instructions in 11 languages (Ukrainian, English, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean). To assemble, punch the laser pre-cut pieces out of their boards and snap them together to create your picture model. Then enjoy three perspectives on the Zeppelin as you imagine taking to the skies in this airship from a bygone era.
You can leave the Zeppelin in its attractive natural wood state or color, paint or stain your model in a color scheme of your choosing (paints not included). Unlike traditional jigsaw puzzles, which have to be glued to a base and then mounted in a frame if you want to preserve and display your work, your Zeppelin 2.5D picture puzzle comes in its own frame, with leg stands and a picture mount.
There are 49 pieces in the Zeppelin 2.5D Puzzle kit, with an estimated assembly time of 20-30 minutes. All models in the Ugears 2.5D puzzle series are rated "Easy" to assemble, so even those without any previous modeling experience can create something beautiful for their home.
The Zeppelin 2.5D Puzzle is a fun craft project that will appeal to anyone who loves building models, working puzzles, or who is interested in aviation. Are there any kids or adults in your circle of family and friends who love airplanes, helicopters, or airships? Give them a 2.5D Zeppelin as an original holiday, birthday, or anytime gift.
Start your collection of Ugears 2.5D picture puzzles today with the Zeppelin, then check out the other models in the Classic Vehicles collection: Fighter Aircraft, Roadster MK3, and Indie Moto. From there you can explore the entire UGears catalog of mechanical 3D puzzles, including planes, cars, trucks, ships, motorbikes, automatons, robots, wooden puzzle boxes, and STEM Lab model kits. Welcome to the wonderful world of Ugears!
Model size: 11.4x8.5x2.4 in Package size: 14.7x6.7x1.3 in Number of parts: 49 Level: Easy Assembly Time: 30 minutes Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 0.79 lbs