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Tortoise

Ever heard about the tortoise and the hare?
Sure, everyone knows that story! Well, the hare hasn’t shown up, but our tortoise Frida is doing very well on her trials. You don’t want to miss the upcoming race… In the meantime, accept our challenge and assemble your own tortoise.

Our Tortoise paperlamp is a DIY papercraft kit for you to build the model. It includes a pre-cut paper model and a base with an E14 light bulb socket, an electrical cord with switch and a plug. Also included is an assembly guide and a practice model.

Dimensions: 36,5cm x 20cm x 18cm
Difficulty: ●●●○○ / 20 pieces

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This item is a DIY (Do It Yourself) papercraft kit, containing a pre-cut paper model and a light fixture with an E14 light bulb socket, electrical cord with switch and plug. Also included in the kit is an assembly guide and a practice model. The available plug options include EU plugs (type C), UK plugs (type G) and EU to US plug adapters (type A). You can check your country’s plug type here.

It is mandatory that you only use LED light bulbs or equivalent energy saving light bulbs that do not generate heat. These should have an E14 fitting, which is a european standard that might not be available in your country (e.g. US, Canada and Japan). Please check beforehand, as you can choose to include an adequate light bulb in your kit from the Electrical Set sidebar.

The paperlamps are made with high quality 160g paper that contains cotton and presents good resistance and durability. A variety of colours is available, so take a look at our colour palette at the end of the slideshow.

Product language: English only.

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 34.5 × 24 × 6.5 cm
Colour

Cotton White, Sandy Beige, Caramel, Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Light Grey, Soft Blue, Soft Pink

Electrical Set

EU plug (type C), EU plug (type C) & Bulb, US plug adapter (type A), US plug adapter (type A) & Bulb, UK plug (type G), UK plug (type G) & Bulb

Shipping

We will process your order in 1-3 business days after receipt of payment.

Your order will be dispatched by priority mail with a tracking number and a shipping notification will be sent to you with this information. Packages are sent through the Portuguese Post service and are distributed by each country’s Post service.

The estimated shipping times according to the Portuguese Post are as follows:

  • PORTUGAL: 2-3 business days
  • EUROPE: 4-9 business days
  • NORTH AMERICA: 7-12 business days
  • REST OF THE WORLD: 10-20 business days

All addresses are directly copied and pasted, so it is very important to provide the correct address.
For more information, check our Shipping & Returns Policies at the bottom of this page or contact us!

Assembling

How long will it take to assemble an OWL paperlamp?

You will spend a few hours assembling your paperlamp, so take time to do this in a relaxed way. Consider taking breaks between steps – there’s no need to rush.

Every model requires different assembly durations, depending on the complexity, size or number of pieces. Also, have in mind that some people are more experienced with papercraft and model making. Most importantly, test your glue and skill on the practice model, so you feel more comfortable when you move on to your paperlamp.

With some patience and dedication you will be happy with your result!

Which auxiliary tools do I need?

To crease the paper you will need a sharp end that does NOT cut (like the metal tip of a mechanical pencil) and a ruler.You will also need glue to put the model together. We recommend UHU® All Purpose Adhesive glue.

These items are not included in the kit.

How do I crease, fold and glue the paper pieces?

Before you start, make sure you are working on a flat, clean surface and that all your tools are also clean.

To help crease the paper use a sharp end that does NOT cut and a ruler. Face the printed side of the paper towards you and mark all the lines, then fold according to the type of line indicated.

Try the individual pieces on the model before gluing. Test your glue on a small area or on the practice model, so you know the correct amount you should use. Always place the glue on the reverse side of the printed paper, matching the flap numbers on the inside of the model.

Follow the assembly order given in the instructions guide.

If you have any difficulty, you can always contact us and we’ll try to give you our best support.

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