Paper Planes

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Designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart has crafted a stunning 1:60 scale replica airplane model of an Air India 777-300ER from bits of manila folders. Over five years he measured, cut and glued tiny pieces together to construct what might be the most advanced paper airplane to date. The detail work, both internally and externally, is extraordinary and elements like doorways and the landing gear are—incredibly—retractable. His obsession even brought him to drop out of school to finish the project, a demonstration of pure talent and dedication.