This mechanically windable and historical 3D puzzle is a model that follows the idea of a tank car, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1987. The original idea was to create vehicles that are strong enough to transport heavy weapons and at the same time protect the occupants from attacks. The rotating rubber band mechanism and the system of wooden gears ensure that the model moves as the great inventor intended.
Here you have the opportunity to recreate an idea by Leonardo Da Vinci yourself.
Age recommendation: from 14 years
Number of parts: 363
Model size: 25, 3 x15, 6 x 23,9 cm
Simple assembly without any glue (possibly pliers and cutter / penknife recommended)
Contents: Environmentally friendly birch plywood, rubber bands, wax, wooden pens, clips, toothpicks, sandpaper and picture-by-picture assembly instructions.
Material: wood, rubber, wax
The model can also be painted with wood paints (not included). It is important, however, that the joints are not stuck together with dried paint.
The assembly requires a bit of handy skill, as the sometimes filigree components have to be joined together with controlled force from time to time. If the procedure is too careless or rough, individual parts can be irreparably damaged. Here, as with other model building parts, the following applies: Take a close look at the assembly instructions, less force, more patience and a precise approach.
Notes on the manufacturer:
EWA - Eco Wood Art designs unusual and creative construction kits with loving attention to detail and produces them itself. The environmentally friendly mechanical models, decorative puzzles and toys made from renewable birch wood are made of plywood panels. The respective panels are created using the laser cut process and some are decorated. The individual parts can be easily separated from the plywood panels and put together without the use of adhesives. The mechanical functions are realized with rubber bands (e.g. winding motors) or with gear wheels and bring them to life with movements. If you want, you can even paint the objects with wood paint and make them even more individual.
Not suitable for children under 3 years as small parts can be swallowed.