Aqui um modelo de 2009 de um castelo bem simples e fácil de montar, perfeito para crianças.
A castle (from Latin castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by European nobility. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified, from a fortress, which was not always a residence for nobility, and from a fortified town, which was a public defense – though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Usage of the term has varied over time and has been applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses. Over the approximately 900 years that castles were built they took on a great many forms with many different features, although some, such as curtain walls and arrows lits, were commonplace. - Wikipedia
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Embora sejam popularmente associados à Idade Média europeia, estruturas com funções semelhantes vêm sendo empregadas desde a Idade da Pedra por todo o planeta. Como exemplos mais recentes temos os castelos do Japão e as fortificações dos Incas.
As origens mais remotas dos castelos no continente europeu são os castros proto-históricos, que à época da expansão romana evoluíram para um reduto ("castellum"), dominado por uma torre de vigilância, cercado por um fosso ("fossa") e por uma muralha ("vallum"). - Wikipedia
Link: Medieval.Castle .For.Kids.by.Papermau