Model DIY Beetles by Assembli

WORDS Michaela Stehr

Get creative with one of these do-it-yourself designer beetles by Dutch studio Assembli.

Assembli is a collaboration between printing company Lankhorst and designer Joop Bource.

These bright beetles are designed to provide creative stimulation for all ages. The beetles are assembled without glue and each have a hanging hole and a mounting board for display purposes once built. The Atlas Beetle, Stag Beetle and Hercules Beetle are all anatomically correct and have joint rendering and wing venation.

The paper bugs are made from high-quality corrugated cardboard, stiff metallic paper and translucent vellum.

Each beetle costs $33 and is available via