Moyustore 3D Steampunk Butterfly model kit review

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REVIEW – When I was a kid, I enjoyed building models. Not cars or airplanes though. I liked building models of monsters. Yeah, I was a strange kid and that hasn’t changed at all! It’s been quite a while since I put together a model of any type, even LEGO, so when I was offered the chance to try out one of these 3D steampunk butterfly models from Moyustore, I couldn’t turn it down. Ready to build something cool? Let’s go!

What is it?

The Moyustore 3D Steampunk Butterfly model kit is an awesome kit with everything you need to build a model of a butterfly – a steampunk butterfly. Don’t know what steampunk is? Let’s consult Wikipedia, shall we?

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates retrofuturistic technology and aesthetics inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

In this case, it’s a model of a butterfly that is made up of a bunch of tiny components.

What’s in the box?

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Moyustore sent me their 3 PC Steampunk set that contains 3 butterfly models. Each set is basically the same except for different wings. For that fact, I am just going to show one set here and my experience building it. You can also buy individual sets.

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Everything you need is packaged in a small plastic box.

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The parts are arranged in small Ziploc bags with labels that help you easily identify and find the parts during the installation process.

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The tools for the build are included as is a package of butterfly stickers.

Let’s build a steampunk butterfly!

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Step-by-step illustrated instructions guide you through the building process. The numbered steps match the labeled bags so you’ll easily find the parts for each step of the build.

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I found the instructions to be easy to follow and within no time, I had the beginnings of the butterfly’s head assembled.

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Note that you’ll need to be comfortable with handling small parts. You’ll also need a well-lit area and good eyesight 😉

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Sometimes I wished I had 3 hands in order to hold the assembly and still be able to attach new parts.

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Here’s a shot of the butterfly’s head and body along with the legs.

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We’re getting closer to the completion of the build!

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With only the wings left to add, I was surprised to find that each kit offers your choice of 3 wings. I decided to go with the set in the center. I think one of the hardest parts of the whole build removing the protective plastic covering on the wings.

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Here is a top-down view of the completed butterfly. I think the whole build took about 60-90 minutes over the course of 2-3 days.

What I like

  • Unique model
  • Kit comes with everything you need to build the model including the tools
  • Each set comes with 3 sets of wings

What I’d change

  • Include a base

Final thoughts

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When I first received the Moyustore 3D Steampunk Butterfly model kit and saw all the tiny parts, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to build it given my eyesight but even with my bifocal’d eyes, I was easily able to build it, and had a LOT of fun in the process. If you like to build models and also like robots and steampunk, you will love these kits!

Price: $159.99 (individual kits start at $59.99)
Where to buy: Moyustore
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Moyustore.

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  2. What you should mention is this is shipped from China and they are very long in shipping. I ordered one the same day I read the review and just shipped today.

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