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Boeing 777 Made Out Of Manilla Folders


A 1:60 Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders,  by Luca Iaconi Stewart sculpture paper models flight airplanes.

Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders.

San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart went home to begin construction on an extremely ambitious project: a 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 using some of the techniques he learned in class. That was in 2008, when Iaconi-Stewart was just a junior in high school.


Unbelievably, the project continues five years later as he works on and off to perfect every aspect of the plane. Relying on detailed schematics of an Air India 777-300ER he found online, he recreates the digital drawings in Adobe Illustrator and then prints them directly onto the paper manila folders.


But everything has to be perfect. So perfect, that Iaconi-Stewart says he’s actually built two airplanes, the one you see here and the numerous failed attempts including three tails, two entire sets of wings, and multiple experiments to ensure everything is just so. The paper plane-making wunderkind hopes to finally wrap up the project this summer and isn’t quite sure what will happen next, but thinks an even larger 20-foot model could be an interesting next  step.

All photos courtesy Luca Iaconi-Stewart.            




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14 comments on “Boeing 777 Made Out Of Manilla Folders

  1. andy1076
    February 18, 2014

    That’s really neat!! :O lol wow

    • Judy
      February 23, 2014

      Neat is right. How talented is he ? 🙂

  2. andy1076
    February 18, 2014

    Reblogged this on The Wandering Poet and commented:
    I am a huge fan of art like this 🙂

  3. rachelcarrera
    February 18, 2014


    • Judy
      February 23, 2014

      How clever is this guy? I don’t have the patience or the know how 🙂

  4. girlychristina
    February 18, 2014

    This is awesome!!

    • Judy
      February 23, 2014

      Just can’t imagine the patience required for this sort of thing. That’s probably why I will never be a good artist. 🙂

  5. renxkyoko
    February 18, 2014

    0_0 Wow !

    • Judy
      February 23, 2014

      Yes it’s so clever and so time consuming isn’t it? 🙂

  6. dorannrule
    February 18, 2014

    Judy, you have a knack for uncovering the most fantastic things!

  7. russtowne
    February 18, 2014

    Wow! Amazing! Thank you for sharing it, Judy!

    • Judy
      February 23, 2014

      Thought you would like that one Russ 🙂

  8. donnajeanmcdunn
    February 21, 2014

    I’d like to come up with a new way of saying “Wow” and “Amazing”, but I can’t, so I guess they’ll have to do–again. Thank you for sharing.

    • Judy
      February 23, 2014

      Yes I can never think of anything different either. 🙂

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