You also get a nice booklet with the parts and assembly sequence. There's a typo for the last 2 or 4 pieces which is a shame but by that stage it's clear where everything goes.
So this one has 10 sheets of laser cut veneered mdf.
No awkward baseboard to hold things in place. You start with a frame that raises it all up, which is how this actually looks. Darius I built a raised platform on which to construct Persepolis and make it even more imposing. It also means that visitors have to go up steps to meet the King of Kings.
The main floor goes on next, with the top flight of stairs and the staircase wall with all the reliefs on it.
The pillars are really nicely done. The uprights consist of 3 interlocking pieces that fit into a base plate then slot into the floor. The column head is made up of three parts so that the double horses head is double sided.
The walls of Gate area are made up of an inner and outer skin.
This gives it the appropriate thickness and again allows for laser embossing on both the inside and outside.
An extra layer on the corners gives more detail and depth.
The finished product. About 40 minutes work in total.
The front portal does look impressive. The sphinxes are nicely realised. Not sure about the guards. If they're statues I didn't see any evidence of them at the site. If they're supposed to be actual guards then they're too big.
Quick shot of the rear entrance and the bull shaped guardians.
Lastly a quick shot of the two Persepolis buildings next to each other. The Gate is very impressive, but I think the Palace is more practical.
On the whole very pleased.