Leonardo da Vinci Model Set
Assemble your own model mechanical butterfly
Design inspired by Da Vinci's notebooks
The scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life through this articulated model. The invention that inspired this snap-together replica is taken from the pages of Da Vinci's priceless and awe-inspiring notebooks. This model is made of plastic, snaps together and requires no special tools. The included manual is educational and teaches how this invention has evolved into what it is today
Leonardo da Vinci himself advised where one can admire these incredible flying insects: To see four-winged flying, look near ditches and you will see dragonflies. It is extremely difficult to create a mechanical replica of the natural movement of an animal. The beating of the dragonfly's four wings is particularly complex and Da Vinci was well aware of how difficult it would be to create this machine; he himself described it in great detail. It is not simply wings beating up and down; it's a jointed motion. Whilst beating down, the wings are "flat" in order to push as much air as possible, whereas when they are raised, they are angled so they create less resistance.
- No batteries required
- Package Dimensions: 10.5" x 9" x 3.25"
- Ages 8+
- Made in China