Academy 18175 Da Vinci Series - Leverage Crane

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Academy Da Vinci Series - Leverage Crane


Academy Da Vinci Series - Leverage Crane is the latest in this series. They are models based on sketches of some of the inventions of this amazing man. All are molded in a vinyl-like soft plastic that facilitates the press fit of the components as no glue or paint is required. All are ingeniously to go togethor and to function smoothly.

This model - "Leverage Crane" consists of a system of levers, gears, wheels and ratchets that transfer linear energy into rotational energy driving a winding mechanism used to lift a heavy object, in this case a ball bearing incased in a plastic cube made to look like a large weight. There are 33 pieces, including a length of thread to tie the weight to the winding shaft.

The parts are molded in two colors, black and brown. The black parts simulate those made out of metal and the brown ones have a nice woodgrain pattern molded into them.

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.

Includes step by step instructions. No glue, paint, tools or batteries are necessary.