14 - 15 years
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London though today the name also refers to the clock and the clock tower. The bell weighs almost 14 tons and each clock face is 23 feet in diameter. It became fully operational on September 7th, 1859 and is today one of the most prominent symbols of London standing at 316 feet high. The clock requires winding three times per week and pennies are periodically added or removed from the clock of pendulum to maintain its accuracy.
Metal Earth models are made from high quality steel sheets. Each model features amazing details with parts cut from one or more 4" square steel sheets. Easy to follow instructions are included with each kit and No glue or Solder required.