This is the UGears Mechanical Wooden 3D Model Butterfly with Flower, an elegant model piece that will keep any enthusiast entertained during the build and after with its amazing interactive features.
The Butterfly is not a static model, but an animated kinetic sculpture. Each of its details designed to make sure it fits its own place and plays its own part in the workings of this outstanding mechanism. Equipped with a rubber-band motor, the mechanical automaton moves imitating the flutter of a butterfly with no external power source or batteries. The Butterfly requires no glue or additional tools to assemble. You will build your new model out of ready-made details that come precisely pre-cut in high quality natural plywood boards. Slightly pushed, the details easily pop out of the board.
The delicate wings of The Butterfly are made of craft paper. The lower wings change their tilt angle when the model is working to ensure that the movements of the automaton resemble those of a real butterfly. Two front pairs of its legs move while the wings flutter. The back pair of legs are used as launch/stop levers of the rubber-band motor. Your Butterfly comes with two sets of wings: a color one and a less bright, beige one, that you can paint as you like. The Butterfly sits on a flower-shaped platform. The elastic support slightly bounces the model, making its movements more realistic so that The Butterfly dances and flutters in the air approaching the flower.
Model Size: 14.2 x 22.8 x 22.8 in
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.1 in
Number of parts: 168
Assembly Time: 3 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 1.28 lbs