The Butterfly is not a static stand model, but an animated kinetic sculpture. Each of its details is 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 to imitate 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. This 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.
From UGears, for ages 14+
Celebrating the Resilience of Ukraine
UGEARS is a 2014 Ukrainian startup with a growing worldwide reputation for producing unique, self-propelled, wooden mechanical DIY models, puzzle boxes and educational toys. Each UGEARS model is made in Ukraine and has its own mechanical action that will amaze and delight.
Model Size: 14.2 x 22.8 x 22.8 in
Number of parts: 168
Assembly Time: 3 hours Recommended