Small Henges and a Henge Spotter’s Time Out

photo from modelermagic.com

Today–more small Stonehenges for the home. Above is the Larson Designs 1/72 scale Stonehenge model, a pre-made resin model that sells for between $50 and $75.

It has its faults but over all it is not a bad model. Many stones are in the right places including the trilithon horseshoe faces the three-lintel segment of the outside circle, always a sign that someone actually looked at Stonehenge before making it. And that IS desirable. (We learned that Larson Designs makes or at least made a Firefly Class freighter model. Also desirable.)

And this little set is made by Mosaic Mad Romans, a UK company that makes simple mosaics for children. This kit does need assembly. The company claims it is made of marble, which outclasses the real monument to a considerable degree. We are not certain how this qualifies as a mosaic, but it is charming, and once again the trilithon horseshoe/three-lintel stretch thing happens, so we’ll overlook that small detail.

There is no shortage in the world of Stonehenge sets and kits for home use. How many households include one (or more), we wonder? Stonehenge continues to proliferate its offspring by infecting and re-infecting the human mind in a natural reproductive process. It is awe-inspiring to watch, although we could do with David Attenborough to do it justice.

While the creation of Stonehenge replicas never takes a rest, Clonehenge will be going on hiatus for a month or so. (Unless we receive or stumble upon an example we cannot resist posting. We’re weak like that!) We don’t even plan to post the Friday foodhenge for a while. It even could be longer than a month until we return to the task. We shall see. We stand confident in the conviction that we will not be missed.

If you do get a twinge, the world is full of materials for making Stonehenge replicas. Go to it! Or just keep your eyes open. You know they’re out there. Always take a camera. So until next time, friends, happy henging!

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2 thoughts on “Small Henges and a Henge Spotter’s Time Out

  1. That is a much more complicated question than you would think. For the true hobbyist, who wants to spend time and make it as close as possible to the original, including stone shapes, etc., the first choice would be to make it yourself from the material of your choice. Second, I guess, would be the Aedis Ars kit. But the cardboard kit is also amazingly detailed. That’s this one: https://replicahenge.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/cardboard-stonehenge-the-blog/

    If you’re looking to do something less realistic and requiring less dedication, I am not sure what set to suggest. Many of the others are pre-made and you just have to place the pieces. If you have a certain type of thing in mind, I may be able to make a suggestion.

  2. Hello, love the site. I was wondering what the Clonehenge team’s currently preferred Stonehenge model kit is? Thanks.

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