A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to throw a projectile.

A very powerful siege engine that was used in medieval times. The trebuchet's counterweight design allows it to launch projectiles farther than a regular catapult.

Da Vinci's version of the Trebuchet was unique. It was a design likely made for the Duke of Milan, to impress the Duke with his skills as a military engineer. While it is not known if it was ever used in battle, you can bring Da Vinci's trebuchet to life with this working DIY model!

Your completed trebuchet will measure approx 320 x 350 x 135mm, perfect for mini battles, with toys and lego!

This kit has all the pieces pre-cut and ready to go. Made from natural untreated wood and plywood, you could even paint or colour it. 

What's Included:

  • Instruction manual
  • Counterweight box
  • Box sides
  • Box bottom
  • Swing arm
  • Rear swing arm
  • 7cm dowel
  • 3cm dowels
  • Release gear
  • Mast
  • Base crosspieces
  • Sling ramp
  • Mast supports
  • Thick dowel
  • Base pieces
  • 7cm flagpole
  • Plywood spacers
  • Crankshaft stand
  • Crankshaft supports
  • Release gear spacer
  • Release arm holder
  • Release arm
  • Release arm spacer
  • Winder
  • 3cm winder handle
  • 4.3cm dowel
  • 2.3cm dowels
  • Screw eyes
  • Rubber o-rings
  • Sling
  • Clay
  • String
  • Glue

Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

A fantastic kit for young engineers, this trebuchet will throw a soft clay ball well over 4 metres!

Discover as you play.

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