Snoopy Wooden Doghouse Bank – Japanese Kigumi

No glue needed for this 3-D sculpture! 53 pieces of interlocking, laser-cut plywood creates a Snoopy Doghouse bank with a pull-out drawer and a phone stand. Made by Azone, this is a Japanese Kigumi art piece. This project took around 40 minutes to build.

Difficulty Level

While this kit may be from Japan, it’s doesn’t require any knowledge of the language. The instructions are in Japanese and English, but that’s mostly just the disclaimers. Pictures are used for the actual building of the Snoopy doghouse bank.

The pieces are easy to put together and stay together easily. There is no glue needed for this project. The only exception I had was the spot on Snoopy’s back that kept falling off. A touch of glue will keep it in place! I would recommend being careful during assembly with pieces if there are weaker areas. For instance, Snoopy’s neck is obviously thinner. Gripping him in the correct spot when inserting a piece is essential so it doesn’t bend and snap.

Overall, I really enjoyed this project. It was just enough of a challenge to be interesting, but never frustrating. If you’re feeling inspired, I recommend checking out Plaza Japan for finding reasonably priced Japanese collectibles.

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