Colourful Fluttering Butterfly
Number of components: 161
Colourful and fascinating.
This is not a static model by any means, 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, this mechanical automaton moves, imitating the flutter of a butterfly with no external power source or batteries.
The delicate wings of the Colourful Fluttering 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 colour one and a less bright, beige one, that you can paint as you like.
The butterfly sits on a flower-shaped platform, while the elastic support slightly bounces the model, making its movements more realistic so that it dances and flutters in the air, approaching the flower. The body of the butterfly is designed in a skeleton-style, which allows you to see the working of gears and blocks inside and understand how the mechanism works.
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 parts easily pop out of the board.
The assembly is constructed by blocks: initially, the parts must be put together to form smaller blocks that in their turn will compose the whole model. The process of assembly is described in a comprehensive step-by-step instruction manual with detailed color illustrations, in 11 languages (English, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and Korean).
The size of the assembled model is 290 х 550 х 400 mm.
This interesting and eye-catching model butterfly is fun to assemble, study, and play with. It can be a wonderful present to a friend, colleague or family member. The delicate, colourful design guarantees that your butterfly will look gorgeous in any home or office.