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Leonardo da Vinci


Widely known as a painter, Leonardo da Vinci was also an architect and engineer who designed many buildings and machines. From his fertile mind sprang designs for flying machines and instruments of war, as well as practical theories and concepts in engineering, mathematics and science, many of which were centuries ahead of their time.

Da Vinci Bridge Wooden Kit
Ref: 25617


The unique structure of this bridge holds itself together without any fasteners or connectors. The parts are notched for easy assembly, just slip the notches together and build this sturdy bridge in a matter of minutes. Take it down and build it again and again.

  • Based on genuine Leonardo Da Vinci designs.
  • Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.
  • Easy-to-make.
  • Sustainably sourced wood.
  • Suitable for ages 7+.
  • Supports STEM curriculum.
 


Price: 7.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

Da Vinci Bridge Wooden Kit

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Da Vinci Catapult Wooden Kit
Ref: 25614


Catapults were first invented in Ancient Greek and Roman times, however our common idea of them is based on drawings we have from the Medieval Ages. Leonardo redesigned the catapult around 1485 and used the spring like energy stored in bent wood to give power to the swing arm.

  • Based on genuine Leonardo Da Vinci designs.
  • Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.
  • Easy-to-make.
  • Sustainably sourced wood.
  • Suitable for ages 12+.
  • Supports STEM curriculum.
 


Price: 14.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

Da Vinci Catapult Wooden Kit



Da Vinci Trebuchet Wooden Kit
Ref: 25618


While Trebuchets were common siege engines in Medieval Times, Leonardo's take on the most powerful weapon of the time was unique - his design used one main mast, different from all others before.

Based on his drawing from the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci's trebuchet was a design likely made for the Duke of Milan in about 1482, to impress the Duke of his skills as a military engineer. While it is not known if it was ever used in battle, you can bring Leonardo's trebuchet to life with this working model!

  • Based on genuine Leonardo Da Vinci designs.
  • Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.
  • Easy-to-make.
  • Sustainably sourced wood.
  • Suitable for ages 8+.
  • Supports STEM curriculum.
 


Price: 16.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

Da Vinci Trebuchet Wooden Kit

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Da Vinci Ornithopter Wooden Kit
Ref: 25615


Flying has always been a dream of humans, and Leonardo's fascination with birds and flight was evident in his studies of birds and different human powered flying machines. His Ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations, and we have combined his cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs to make a neat model with flapping wings and a pilot with moving legs and arms.

  • Based on genuine Leonardo Da Vinci designs.
  • Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.
  • Easy-to-make.
  • Sustainably sourced wood.
  • Suitable for ages 9+.
  • Supports STEM curriculum.
 


Price: 25.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Da Vinci Ornithopter Wooden Kit

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Da Vinci Helicopter Wooden Kit
Ref: 25616


One of Leonardo's most iconic images, the Aerial Screw (also known as the Helicopter) illustrates the ingenuity of da Vinci, and indicates his obsession with flying.

While this idea may never have got off the ground, for some basic technical reasons, it gave us an insight into the different ways in which Leonardo considered the challenge of human powered flying, and defines him as an inventor well ahead of his time.

While it is often referred to as a helicopter, the premise of the lift to make it rise is more like archimedes screw than the rotors of a helicopter.

This model uses one of the bevel gears he drew in his codices and creates a nice 2 to 1 increase in speed of the crankshaft, so the mast spins quickly, illustrating the manner in which this machine would have worked.

Kit features pieces that are drilled and pegged for strength, the canopy and support structure are removeable for experimenting, and lots of interesting information about how it works. Kit stands about 15" tall and 9" across.

  • Based on genuine Leonardo Da Vinci designs.
  • Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model.
  • Easy-to-make.
  • Sustainably sourced wood.
  • Suitable for ages 9+.
  • Supports STEM curriculum.
 


Price: 14.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

Da Vinci Helicopter Wooden Kit

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