Uluru, the famous monolith in Australia’s red centre, is one of the most recognisable landmarks of the continent. It has long held a special significance for Australia’s Aboriginal people, and anyone who lays eyes on this spectacular solitary rock will understand why.
Building this papercraft model is a great way to appreciate the shape of Uluru, which is surprisingly complex compared to the classic sunset view.
By using accurate elevation data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, we were able to capture many of Uluru’s intricate details. We built more than fifteen prototypes during development to make sure that the model is easy to build despite the complicated topography.
This model is textured with a beautiful satellite image and printed on high-quality paper, with cut and fold lines on the back.
In 1980, a cataclysmic eruption of Mount Saint Helens displaced 3 km³ of rock and soil, destroying the peak of the mountain and covering much of its flanks in lava, ash and mud. The event transformed the face of the volcano, creating the now characteristic horseshoe-shaped crater in place of the symmetric cone that had earned the peak the nickname “Fujisan of America” in the past. Almost 40 years later, the flowpaths of the lava and mud are still clearly visible, and the crater serves as a humbling reminder that Earth’s surface is ever changing.
This papercraft model of Mount Saint Helens is based on elevation data from the high precision National Elevation Dataset, allowing you to fully appreciate the mountain’s fascinating shape, and the extremely detailed aerial imagery from the US National Agriculture Imagery Program lets you explore the varied surface of this still-active volcano from the comfort and safety of your own home.
You can get a kit printed on high quality heavy paper from our Etsy store.