Da Vinci's Drawing Machine

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This was actually released several months ago, but none of our distributors carried it - well, they finally do and we are very excited to finally be able to offer one of the coolest models we've seen in a long time.

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Robot Knight (built around 1495), this all-wood automaton kit will amaze your friends just as The Florentine’s device amazed kings and queens some 5 centuries ago. Leonardo built what was considered to be history’s first robot. His Robot Knight could perform many actions including shaking hands, playing the drums and could even hug an amused guest. It was rumored that the robot had another special skill…it could draw a picture.

Using wooden cams as the "software", you can draw one of four pictures simply by turning the crank, and watching the arm move.

As with many of the puzzles kits and models we offer, there are no tools required for assembly as all the parts fit together and lock themselves in without any glue.

Assembled size (estimate) : 15.7" x 11.8" x 3"

Notes from Alex:

We have not assembled a sample yet, and need to consider if we are going to at all - this is a large model, and will be tough to transport (hence the video). There are actually two other versions of this model - they all draw the same things - but we liked the dragon on this one (which should not surprise anyone).