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Although it’s been years since I’ve done much papercraft to speak of, it’s always been a craftform that’s fascinated me. When I was a kid, I used to get those Dover Publication papercraft books, of castles and other historical buildings, and I’d spend countless hours cutting, folding, and gluing. I made an entire Medieval castle and village as a D&D miniature setting. I still have a couple of the buildings, now shabby with age, but they give me little memory tickles, of the countless hours each one represents. They are now part of our family “Island of Misfit Toys,” a mantle display of broken, but not forgotten, bits of Christmases past we venerate each year.

Crown Publishing has just published The Paper Architect, an awesome-looking book of fold-it-yourself buildings and structures. It contains 20 structures, including the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the White House. The fine folks at Crown have been kind enough to give us five copies to GIVE AWAY to YOU! To be eligible, just leave a comment in this post. Tell us about some of your favorite papercraft projects or otherwise why you think you NEED this book! Be sure you include your email address in the comment form field (it won’t be published). All eligible comments will be closed by 3pm PT Thursday, Feb 26. Winners will be announced on Friday here on the MAKE blog. Good luck!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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