Ayasofya Hagia Sophia - (S.T.E.A.M) CubicFun 3D puzzle MC134h 225 pcs

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Hagia Sophia 

Massive dome 

Epitome of Byzantine architecture  

World’s Great Architecture 

Built from our minds, build with your hands! 

CubicFun 3D puzzle 

Model MC134h

A puzzle for both adults and children:


  • Most sophisticated design, highest complexity
  • Biggest size
  • Highest level of detail presentation
  • Display as an art/decoration/collection
  • Gift for children/friends
  • Great for STEAM education
  • Discover history of architecture 

Famous in particular for its massive dome, Ayasofya Hagia Sophia is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. 

The soaring cathedral, also called the Church of Holy Wisdom, was built in 537 B.C. at Constantinople, today’s Istanbul. In 1453, when Constantinople fell to the Ottomans, it became a mosque with minarets. When Turkish President Kemal Ataturk turned it into a museum in 1935, Christian mosaics covered up by the Muslims were revealed. 

Although it is sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Saint Sophia), Sophia is the phonetic spelling in Latin of Greek word for wisdom.

The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters. It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. Hagia Sophia was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician. 

Saint Sophia Cathedral is a three-arched rectangular building, the dome is 60 meters height which equivalent to 20 stories. It covers and area of nearly 8000 square and the front hall is 600 square meters. 

Saint Sophia Cathedral is a three-arched rectangular building, the dome is 60 meters height which equivalent to 20 stories. It covers an area of nearly 8000 square meters, which Central Hall more than 5000 square and the front hall is 600 square meters. 

The vast interior has a complex structure. The nave is covered by a central dome which at its maximum is 55.6m from floor level and the diameter varying between 31.24m and 30.86m. It is said to be one of the most beautiful dome of the world. 

The dome of Hagia Sophia is carried on four concave triangular pendentives, a form which was first fully realized in this building. The pendentives serve to transition from the circular base of the dome to the rectangular base below. The dome is supported by pendentives, which not only restrain the lateral forces of the dome and allow its weight to flow downwards, but also achieve a pleasing aesthetic quality by enabling the dome to transition gracefully into the square shape of the space below. 

The main features of Hagia Sophia: 

1.       Interior surfaces are sheathed with polychrome marbles, green and white with purple porphyry, and gold mosaics. 

2.       Top of columns is white marble setting with gold foil. Gold coopers is decorated on the junction of column base and top. 

3.       Domes and vaults are decorated by a large number of colourful mosaic made angles and saints with gold and blue background and the ground, also various images made by mosaics, therefore the interior is magnificent. 

Hagia Sophia is one of top ten Church which people would like to visit and The Blue Mosque just locates on the other side of it. It is an excellent architectural masterpiece which influence, both architecturally and liturgically, was widespread and enduring Muslim worlds alike. After the decline of the Byzantine Empire, Hagia Sophia was converted into the worship of Allah Turkey mosque. Nowadays, the Cathedral is a museum for both Christian and Mohammed followers. 


Total: 225 pcs 

Complexity: êêêêêê 

Age: 7+ 

Model Size: 37cm x 31cm x 23cm 

Box Size: 33cm x 22.7cm x 6cm 

Scissors Required: No 

Gluing Required: No 

Construct Time (reference) : >4 hours 

Material: Paper & EPS Foam Board

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