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Get ready for a new and exciting challenge! The UGears Butterfly comes as 168 pre-cut pieces that are ready to be assembled into a natural beauty. The butterfly not only looks elegant on its own but can also be wound with a simple rubber band motor to bring it to life with gentle wing beats that beautifully imitate the flutters of its living counterparts. No glue, tools or external power sources are required; the kit comes with everything needed. Since the pieces fully interlock, the model can be built right away. The final result of construction is an elegant mechanical model with a tempting flower. Since the kit is made of real wood, it has a natural woodsy scent, which only heightens the delicate patterns of the leaves and other natural wonders.
After the challenge of putting together all those pieces, enjoy watching the tiny motor work to flutter the wings and twitch the legs. A crank at the base of the abdomen winds up the rubber band. Pressing together the butterfly's back legs releases the latch to allow the creature to take flight, but its flight can be paused by the counter motion, securing the motor in place with a touch. Craft paper flutters with stunning similarity to natural butterflies' wings, while strategic pins in the stand allow the model to achieve a full range of motion. The meager exterior of the insect's body allows young engineers and creative observers to note the workings of each gear, inspiring hours of imagination.
Model Size: 14.2 x 22.8 x 22.8 in
Number of parts: 168
Assembly Time: 3 hours
Recommended Age: 14+