Da Vinci Catapult Wooden Kit
Da Vinci Catapult Wooden Kit
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...
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Da Vinci Trebuchet Wooden Kit
Da Vinci Trebuchet Wooden Kit
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...
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Da Vinci Bicycle
The Leonardo Bicycle has an interesting and controversial history. The design itself would have been incredibly groundbreaking for the time, no inventor/engineer during that era had even considered a personal vehicle – of any kind (well, maybe a horse). A bicycle design was not seen until the 1800’s – over 300 years later! It is widely accepted that the image was not drawn by Leonardo,...
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Da Vinci Helicopter Wooden Kit
Da Vinci Helicopter Wooden Kit
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...
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Da Vinci Ornithopter Wooden Kit
Da Vinci Ornithopter Wooden Kit
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. Leonardo's 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...
£34.00 inc VAT
Da Vinci Bridge Wooden Kit
Da Vinci Bridge Wooden Kit
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...
£14.75 inc VAT

Medieval Catapult Wooden Kit
Medieval Catapult Wooden Kit
Catapults were ancient and medieval weapons that were used to lay siege to castles and capture towns. Catapults made use of a lever and the torsion power of twisted rope to hurl rocks at fortress walls! This historically accurate model recreates the action of the medieval catapult providing hours of engaging fun. Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model. Easy-to-make. Sustainably...
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Medieval Trebuchet Wooden Kit
Medieval Trebuchet Wooden Kit
Considered by many to be the most powerful and destructive of all the siege engines, the trebuchet took many forms throughout the Medieval world, hurling huge rocks, giant fireballs and even diseased animals at (and into) castles. This model, based on the Warwolf, is a tabletop working replica of a trebuchet made in the 13th Century. Standing 24 inches (60 cm) tall by 11 inches (27 cm wide) this...
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Ballista
The ballista was a powerful weapon in its day, originally invented by the Greeks over 2000 years ago and widely used by the Romans in their battles and sieges. Using the stored energy in twisted sinew the ballista helped the Roman Empire take on and conquer countries all over Europe! This wooden toy kit is based on drawings and written records, this ballista recreates the way in which torsion powered...
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Lift Bridge Wooden Kit
Lift Bridge Wooden Kit
Used mainly for railways, a lift bridge is a comon sight around the world. This DIY kit, based on a truss design, will provide hours of imaginative play for kids of all ages! 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.
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Medieval Siege Tower Wooden Kit
Medieval Siege Tower Wooden Kit
Siege Towers were used in medieval times to breach the walls of castles during attacks. This working model includes a torsion-powered catapult on the top, removeable ladders, and a drawbridge that raises and lowers. Historically accurate, this kit creates a durable wood model that can be used for hours of imaginative play with Lego people and 1/18 scale medieval figures. Pre-cut pieces and everything...
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Onager
Onager
The Onager was used by the Roman Army to lay siege to city walls and fortification in their territories around the Mediterranean sea and beyond. This torsion powered version can fire small clay balls (included) and other projectiles over 15 feet.
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Roman Catapult
The catapult was originally invented by the Greeks over 2000 years ago and widely used by the Romans in battles and sieges with many different methods of launching projectiles. During the Roman Empire the catapult was refined and improved and this model represents a smaller version of a common catapult style of the time. Based on drawings and written records, this catapult re-creates the way...
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Strauss Bascule Bridge Wooden Kit
Strauss Bascule Bridge Wooden Kit
The bascule bridge has a long and interesting history. This DIY kit, based on the design of Joeseph Strauss is found in many cities and celebrates the rich past of moving bridges around the world. 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.
£19.50 inc VAT

Swing Bridge Wooden Kit
Swing Bridge Wooden Kit
Found in many cities around the world, the swing bridge has a long and interesting history. This DIY kit, based on the historic swing bridge over the Tyne River in the UK, will provide hours of imaginative play for kids of all ages! 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.
£19.50 inc VAT
Trojan Horse
Trojan Horse
The Trojan Horse is referred to in many ancient Greek legends - a huge wooden horse that was left in Troy with warriors inside. When it was inside the walled city, the warriors came out (late at night when everyone was asleep) and took over and opened the doors to the entrances thus allowing the the Greek warriors hiding in the area (outside the walls) to overrun the city. This Trojan Horse model...
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4 in 1 Hydraulic Machines Kit
4 in 1 Hydraulic Machines Kit
The simple machine series is designed to introduce hydraulics and simple machines in a hands-on manner. The models in this 4 in 1 multipack teach children about how levers and linkages work. Once made, the models may inspire kids to design machines of their own, and make connections with the engineering of the full sized machines we see on building sites. No batteries to lose or replace, these machines...
£34.00 inc VAT
Hydrapult Wooden Kit
Hydrapult Wooden Kit
Catapults have traditionally been powered by using the energy in twisted rope - as in ancient Greek and Medieval Times - or in bent wood - as Leonardo da Vinci designed in his Renaissance era catapult. Pathfinders has now designed the very first hydraulic catapult - a Hydrapult - using the energy of moving fluid to hurl items. Learn about levers and simple machines, trajectories, how projectiles...
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Hydraulic Gearbot
Hydraulic Gearbot
Inspired by those crazy Rube Goldberg machines and neat gear mechanisms first illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci almost 500 years ago - Pathfinders have created the very first Hydraulic Gearbot, mixing science, gears, art and throwing things - the perfect mix! Safe enough that you can fire popcorn into a willing partner's mouth, and powerful enough that you can knock down small block walls - with...
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Hydraulic Robotic Arm Kit
Hydraulic Robotic Arm Kit
Robotic articulated arms can be found in factories all over the world. This model uses a battery of independent hydraulic circuits to provide absolute control over the arm pincers - grip, lift, twist, lower and release. Integrate the arm into other construction sets while learning the basics of hydraulics and robotics. Pre-cut pieces and everything needed to make an amazing working model. Easy-to-make. Sustainably...
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Flying Dragon Wooden Kit
Flying Dragon Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This dragon flaps its wings, and kicks its legs up and down, while the head, neck and tail move in a graceful motion as it soars through the sky! Dragons have long captured the imagination of people around the world. In early legends with the likes of Typhon, the most deadly monster of Greek mythology,...
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Flying Pig Wooden Kit
Flying Pig Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This flying pig flaps its wings and kicks its legs up and down as it moves back and forth, soaring through the sky. Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the free spirit of the airbourne pig. Bring to life...
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Flying Unicorn Wooden Kit
Flying Unicorn Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This flying unicorn flaps its wings and kicks its legs up and down as it moves back and forth, soaring through the sky - bringing your art to life! Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the free spirit of the...
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Jumping Cow Wooden Kit
Jumping Cow Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. With a cow that soars over the moon as the moon moves across the sky - you can bring this age-old nursery rhyme to life! Inspired by the fun "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, the extreme inventors at Pathfinders have made a cool automata that recreates the feeling of being a child again...
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Jumping Horse Wooden Kit
Jumping Horse Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This horse automata runs like the wind and kicks its legs up and down as it moves forward and back. Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the free spirit of the galloping gelding. Bring to life the wonder of...
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Pteranodon Wooden Kit
Pteranodon Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. This pterosaur automata flies like the wind as it moves forward and back and the wings flap in a graceful action! Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and celebrate the ancient "winged lizards" of your parents'...
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Running Dog Wooden Kit
Running Dog Wooden Kit
Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have a cool, life-like movement when their crank is turned. With legs that move up and down, this running dog automata runs like the wind as it moves forward and back in a graceful action! Designed for kids of all ages to explore the principles of mechanics, get some hands-on model making skills, and have a dog that they don't need to pick up after! Bring...
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