The term windmill derives from these giant structures’ use of wind to mill grains. The first windmills appeared in Europe during the 12th century in northwestern France and southern England. At their peak of popularity, some windmills were able to produce more than 1500 megawatts of power, a level not reached again until 1988. Though antiquated now, windmills are still a source of fascination for many people, due to their beauty and their effectiveness in harnessing natural energy.
Now you can have your very own 3-inch-tall windmill with the Metal Earth WindmillÂ 3D Model kit. This amazingly detailed DIY model starts as a 4″ laser-cut square steel sheet, and finishes as a beautiful 3D model. Use the easy to follow instructions to pop out the pieces, bend the tabs, and connect them at the attachment points.
Build your collection of 3D laser-cut models, and create your own metal earth!