The Mother Of All Models
Soaring above Narihirabashi in TokyoSoaring above Narihirabashi in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, the 634-meter high Tokyo Skytree® is nearing completion and is scheduled to open to the public on May 22, 2012. For those who want one of their own, Bandai (http://www.bandai.co.jp/e/) is offering an authentically realistic plastic model kit built to 1/700 scale which, when built, will stand 90.5 centimeters (about 3 ft) in height. In addition to the tower, composed of 169 plastic parts, the kit includes four tower cranes being used in the construction process, and comes equipped with 31 LEDs to provide illumination. The model sells for 42,000 yen ($525).