Leonardo da Vinci had a fine grasp and understanding of engineering, demonstrated by the many machines he designed. The technology available to him may have prevented successful construction, but there is no doubt about the practicality, these machines could have been made to work.

Not just for children! Scientists and engineers study and learn from Leonardo Da Vinci even today. These kits allow machines to be recreated in 3D, bringing new insight into the ground breaking creativity of a true genius and the world of technology her foresaw.

Number of parts 45

Length 195mm

Warning Not suitable for children under 36 months. contains small parts.For children over 3 years of age under adult supervision.

£36.99
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Number of parts 13

Height 290mm

Warning Not suitable for children under 36 months. contains small parts.For children over 3 years of age under adult supervision.

£26.99
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Airfix 1/72 4 Stroke Petrol Engine Kit 07870
Length 198mm
Number of Parts 68
Width 122mm
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£19.99
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(Product Ref #90108)
Academy Da Vinci Self Propelling Cart AY18129
Snap together model. Paint and glues not required
£13.99
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Academy 1/5 Solar Powered Turtle Ship Kit AY18135
£28.99
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Academy Da Vinci Mechanical Drum AY18138
Snap together model. Paint and glues not required
£14.99
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Academy Da Vinci Clock Kit 18150
£14.99
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Academy 18174 Da Vinci Rolling Ball Timer Kit
Based on a sketch of an escapement mechanism drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. The kit uses principles of gravity and kinetics to measure the passage of time
No glue required. No painting required. No batteries required.
£14.99
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Model length 107mm.

Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)

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£23.50
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(Product Ref #81968)
Italeri Leonardo Da Vinci Mechanical Lion 3102
Sheets 90/v and 91/r of the Madrid Code include drawings of strange mechanisms that are not linked to the treatise on mechanics and often have no explanatory text. Analysing them led to the reconstruction of mechanisms enabling a mysterious animal, a mechanical lion, to move robotically. The lion, a gift from Pope Leone X and the town of Florence, was taken to Lyon, in France; on July 12 1515, at the end of a surprising, magical walk before the King of France, Francis I, it stopped knocking some lilies over. It can be considered one of the first animal-like robots ever built.
£25.50
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Academy Da Vinci Armoured Car AY18136
Snap together model. Paint and glues not required.
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£14.99
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(Product Ref #27115)
Pathfinder Leonardo da Vinic's Emergency Bridge 25617
Dimensions 9 x 4 in
£7.99
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Swing Bridge Leonardo's swing bridge was conceived for the safety of soldiers and therefore he called them "bridges of happenstance" or "salvational bridge". It was intended to be constructed over a watercourse to open and close over the water. The model is fully movable and shows this function because it was designed by original drawings and by the historical model of the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonoardo da Vinci in Milano.
£49.99
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Rotatable Crane Leonardo's rotatable crane was designed to allow the lifting of heavy objects and a rapid transfer of material. The crane was constructed on a rotatable platform and it was actuated by a system of cords and pulleys. The model too is fully functional, designed by the original drawing and the historic model of the Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci Milano.
£39.99
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Airfix 1/72 Maudsley Paddle Engine Kit 08870
Although conceived as early as 1785, the oscillating cylinder engine did now appear until 1827 when Joseph Maudslay (1801-1861) unveiled this example. This was one of the most popular marine engines in the paddle steamers of the nineteenth century and in 1828 this type of engine was fitted to the Thames Paddle Steamer 'Endeavour' which plied between London and Richmond until 1840. This fascinating kit has moving parts and shows the wonderful movement of this classic Victorian engine.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£24.99
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Academy Da Vinci Paddleboat AY18130
Snap together model. Paint and glues not required.
£13.99
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Academy Steam Locomotive Penydarren Plastic Kit 18133
A spring-powered moving model of the Penydarren steam engine, the first successful steam locomotive engine built in 1804.
This straightforward assembly kit constructs a moving replica recreating the action of the pistion and gears to drive the wheels. No glue is required to assemble the kit, the completed model being powered by a spring mechanism with the winder concealed beneath the boiler.
Kit contains approx 30 parts. Suggested for ages 14 upwards.
Penydarren was created by Richard Trevithick in 1804 and ran between the ironworks at Penydarren and the Merthyr-Cardiff canal.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£18.99
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(Product Ref #88019)

Snap together model. Paint and glues not required

£16.99
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Academy Da Vinci Flying Machine Plastic Kit 18146
£12.99
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Pathfinder Leonardo da Vinic's Helicopter Wooden Kit 25614
Dimensions 9 x 9 x 14 in
£14.99
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Pathfinder Leonardo da Vinic's Ornithopter Wooden Kit 25615
Dimensions 17 x 23 x 12 in
£25.00
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Pathfinder Leonardo da Vinic's Trebuchet Wooden Kit 25618
£16.99
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Pathfinder Medieval Catapult Wooden Kit 25619
Dimensions 10 x 5 x 8 in
£14.99
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Pathfinder Robotic Arm 3 dimensional model kit 25620
Dimensions 16 x 13 in
£14.99
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Pathfinder Automata Make Your Own Pet Pteranodon Wooden Kit 26315
Dimensions 7 x 16 x 11 in
£9.99
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Pathfinder Automata Make Your Own Flying Pig Wooden Kit 26316
Dimensions 7 x 10 x 10 in
£9.99
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Pathfinder Automata Make Your Own Running Horse Wooden Kit 26317
Dimensions 8 x 5 x 11 in
£9.99
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Pathfinder Automata Make Your Own Flying Dragon Wooden Kit 26318
Dimensions 19 x 7 x 14 in
£16.99
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The ornithopter is a machine designed to fly by the flapping of its wings in imitation of birds.In 1485, Leonardo da Vinci began to study the flight of birds. He grasped that humans are too heavy, and not strong enough, to fly using wings simply attached to the arms. Therefore he sketched a device in which the aviator lies down on a plank and works two large, membranous wings using hand levers, foot pedals, and a system of pulleys.
£18.99
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