Da Vinci Trebuchet
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Da Vinci Trebuchet:
A working re-creation inspired by the 15th century Leonardo Da Vinci Trebuchet. This kit is great for beginner to intermediate model makers. Once built, this model can throw a soft clay ball (included) well over 4 metres! Great for STEM programs and a rainy day – but it can be enjoyed on sunny or cloudy days!
Easy to make in about an hour or two.
Natural untreated wood and plywood.
All pieces pre-cut and ready to go.
Parts are pegged for extra strength.
Hurl clay balls (included) over 4 meters.
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 it is not known if it was ever used in battle, you can bring Leonardo’s trebuchet to life with this working model!