Metal Earth is a collection of intricately designed model building kits. Each kit consists of remarkably detailed laser etching cut onto one or more four-inch square sheets of thin metal. Simply snap out the eight to twelve pieces, bend the tabs to attach them together and create replicas of ships from Bioware's Mass Effect that fit in the palm of your hand. Striking to look at, especially when placed to catch the light, most Metal Earth models take less than an hour to assemble, and on average measure about 3"- 4" long when completed. All can be assembled without any glue, although tweezers or needle nose pliers to bend the tabs will save from sore fingers.