I purchased this souvenir from Nami Island, Korea, back in January 2014. There were dozens of toy model houses on display in the shop, so I thought I’d make my own by purchasing this kit.
This unopened Young Modeler kit gathered dust on my bookshelf for almost three years. On Christmas Day this year, I finally unplugged from the online world and spent two hours assembling my miniature tile-roofed Korean orgel house.
The contents. Other items I had to gather: scissors, nail file (which I used as screwdriver), and watercolor brush (to smoothly apply the glue).
Screwing the small metal windup music box (better known as orgel in Korea) in place
Tip: Start with clean hands to prevent staining the wooden parts with grime.
The instruction manual is in Korean, so I had to rely on just the photos as my guide.
Done! Time to test the wind up music box.
Ta-da! My DIY miniature Korean Orgel tile-roofed house.
If you’d like to purchase your own model kit similar to the one I got from Korea, click on the shopping links below.
Date of purchase: January 2014
Date of assembly: December 25, 2016