Artist's Boeing 777 Paper Airplane Took a Decade to Build

Michele Debczak
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Remember the paper airplanes you built as a kid—the ones that never seemed to fly more than a few feet before dive-bombing into the ground? Artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart has built a paper airplane that more closely resembles an actual airliner than the crafts you made in elementary school, as WIRED reports.

His project is a convincing replica of a Boeing 777 airplane, just at 1/60th the scale. Instead of making it out of metal, he used pieces of manila folders pasted together with glue.

The final product is an impressive model that includes everything from wing flaps to cabin doors that open and close. That level of detail wasn’t easy to pull off: It took Iaconi-Stewart nearly a decade of building and rebuilding before he arrived at the current design.

The project may be complete, but you can still retrace the steps he took to put it all together. Check out his YouTube channel for videos shot behind the scenes.

[h/t WIRED]