Trojan Horse (Ancient Siege Engines)

Trojan Horse (Ancient Siege Engines)

# 014548

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Item #: 014548
Grades: 4-AD

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Ancient Greek legends have many references to the Trojan Horse a huge wooden horse that was left in Troy with warriors inside. When it was brought into the walled city, the warriors came out (late at night when everyone was asleep)and took over and opened the doors to the entrances allowing the the Greek warriors hiding in the area (outside the walls) to overrun the city. Based on drawings and written records, this Trojan Horse model allows you to re-create one of the most epic tales of ancient Troy although on a much smaller scale.

Category Description for Pathfinders Wooden Model Kits:

The main purpose of these all-natural, untreated wood kits is to demonstrate scientific principles in action. Heres how they work: each kit comes as a set of pre-cut wooden pieces, which are assembled according to illustrated black and white instructions. Once you finish putting everything together, the set becomes a fully-functional scientific or historical representation. The catapult, for example, stands at 8" tall, 5" wide, and can fling small objects over 15 feet. But its not just a glued-together wooden frame with a rubber band attached; these kits are put together almost precisely how the real thing was, using only authentic parts. Small wooden pegs (miniature versions of the huge pegs used in the real deal) connect crossbars, supports, and pieces of the frame just as nails would in modern-day building projects. A tiny rope strung through the middle and wound by torsion bars gives the catapult its power, allowing it to hurl miniature stand-ins such as fruit, marshmallows, or even tiny rocks in the exact same way several-hundred-pound projectiles were once thrown in medieval times.

The attention to detail and precise engineering of these kits is absolutely wonderful. While this level of complexity increases the time it takes to put together these kits (about 1 to 2 hours), it also drastically improves the functionality and realism. Kids can learn not only how modern and medieval inventions were put together, but they can also see the scientific principles in action that make them work. The creator of these kits even suggests combining the medieval siege weapons with math and physics lessons to learn about trajectories and graphing. The hydraulics-powered Robotic Arm is a great example of a scientific principle in action. Using three different syringes on a control panel of sorts, the arm can be used to move up and down, turn, and grab objects between two foam panels.

All kits are fully interactive. Catapults and trebuchets throw things, bridges can turn and lift using cranks and other wooden controls, and hydraulic machines can be controlled by liquid-filled syringes. These kits are also made to be supplemented with other toys; kids can use LEGO figures or other toys to man siege engines or operate bridge controls as a miniature train or other vehicle starts to cross. For more advanced builders and artists, all kits can be painted piece-by-piece to look even better.

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1.1 (lbs.)
7.5" x 12.0" x 2.25"
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Another great way to make history come to life with my boys!
Alissa B on Sep 4, 2023
school project
Matt J on Aug 13, 2023
Another great way to make history come to life with my boys!
Alissa B on Sep 4, 2023
Chiquita Y on Aug 20, 2023
school project
Matt J on Aug 13, 2023
Kids wanted a fun horse and like greek mythology
Trey P on Apr 28, 2023
doing a play
Frances M on Mar 24, 2023
My son has a school project where he needs to build a Trojan horse and do a written report he is in the 2nd grade.
Kellie E on Jan 31, 2023
To supplement ancient history unit
Jacqueline S on Jan 25, 2023
This project will tie in nicely with the literature book my child is currently reading.
Lisa M on Oct 7, 2022
Ancient history study - looks fun
Alexis L on May 20, 2022
Need this item for my greek mythology class!
EFPRAXIA P on Apr 6, 2021
My children love hands on projects and this will bring the Trojan War to life for them.
Michelle T on Feb 12, 2021
To accompany Curiosity Chronicles ancient history
Suzanne H on Jan 16, 2021
Humanities I project
Jennifer S on Apr 13, 2020
My son loves these kits, and it will go with our ancient history studies.
User on Jun 14, 2019
Chiquita Y on Aug 20, 2023
Kids wanted a fun horse and like greek mythology
Trey P on Apr 28, 2023
How big is it?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: According to the supplier, the Trojan horse is 32 x 16 x 31 cm when made - so 12 1/2” x 6” x 12 1/2
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Rated 5 out of 5
Loved it. It was great
June 3, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
100 percent recommend this trojan horse.
I bought this because my 11 year old was doing a project for school about Greek times and the Titans. He originally wanted to build a trojan horse out of legos but I knew there was no way my brain could figure out how to build that out of random pieces and no instructions. My package showed up earlier then what was stated and it came with very easy to follow instructions. We used super glue to build it and finished it the same day. He then painted it and found lego people to hide inside. It was a big hit at school and my son received a 100 for a grade.
December 14, 2021
1 year ago

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