Ugears 3D Wooden Mechanical Model Grand Prix Car
Features a 16-valve V8 engine, working transmission (forward, idle, reverse), and spring suspension. 6-7 hour assembly. Measures 13.8"x3.7"x5.1"
The fascinating Grand Prix Car is based on iconic designs of the Golden Age of the automobile industry at the beginning of the XX century. This model recreates the magnificent and imposing appearance of Grand Prix winner models from drive shaft to spare wheel. Under the hood you will find a V8 engine equipped with a powerful fan and 16 fully functioning valves. To wind it up just use the hand crank in its front. Your new vehicle has a link rod and a transmission switching the modes between idle, reverse, and race ahead, baby! The Grand Prix Car has a spring-suspended fork and rubberized wheels ensuring smooth but rapid acceleration and a long driving
range. The design of this beauty is based on the racing-sports cars that participated in the very first Grand Prix race that had taken place in Italy back in the early 20th century. Adopting the sleek flowing lines of the old Formula One prototypes, UGEARS engineers and designers gave this new model an exquisite and truly elegant "old-school" appearance highlighted with a drive belt on the outside of the car and other peculiar design elements. The Oblong shape coupled with the bold style of the radiator grille is meant to bring you the feeling of the dawning age of car racing.
Wooden mechanical 3D model: self-assembly requires no glue
Number of parts: 384
Assembly time: 6-7 hours
Model size: 13.8" x 3.7" x 5.1"
Fully-functional mechanical models from nothing but laser-cut plywood? It sounds sketchy, and perhaps even fragile, but there's nothing amateur about these high-quality kits. Each box contains several sturdy wooden sheets of laser-cut pieces, with each piece numbered according to its chronological use in the instruction booklet. The booklet itself is the veritable pice de resistance of the kits, utilizing full-color 3D illustrations, "magnified" steps for small pieces, a straightforward labeling system, and helpful symbols for tricky steps. Once completed, the scale model operates just like the real thing, mimicking behavior as closely as 1/8th-inch plywood (and a few extra bits) can. Safes have combination locks, engines push pistons, and vehicles feature functioning transmission and rubber-band powered motors. All components are natural and sustainably-sourced. Oh, and did we mention the holy grail of model construction? No glue required.
The kits provide a range of complexity (between 1-12 hours), with 14 being the youngest recommended age for completing all models solo. With limited adult supervision or model-making experience, most kits can be completed by those as young as 11 or 12 and are durable enough for extended use. All models are beautifully designed and just about the right size for pretend play, and they can even be painted using watercolors or other thin paints! And of course, at the forefront of each and every lovingly crafted kit is a dedication to mechanics: you're not just putting it together; you're learning how it functions.