The Pagoda is a an ancient multi-tiered building of religious importance that can be found all across east Asia, where many examples are still standing whose constructions dates back more than a thousand years. All pagodas have an odd number of floors and were built to house valuable religious relics, and were commonly part of a larger Buddhist temple complex.
While most Asian pagoda's are made of stone and masonry, the Japanese built theirs entirely of wood in order to better withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Each level is built as a box of 12 pillars, with each level decreasing in size towards the apex of the structure, and the weight of each floor counterbalanced by an expansive tiled roof.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
This Brickmania kit includes 1552 genuine LEGO elements and printed step-by-step building instructions.
The finished model (including the optional baseplate) measures 10 x 10 x 14.5 inches tall. All three levels can be accessed by removing the roof (or level) above and has 12 opening doors and windows. The green baseplate is included with the kit, but it is not necessary to complete the model. This kit includes one monk minifigure.