Fascinated by the unique synergy of nature and
mechanics, Ugears continues to explore the amazing world of automatons and
presents its latest mechanical pet, the Butterfly model.
The Butterfly is not a static stand model, but an
animated kinetic sculpture. Each of its details designed to make sure it fits
its own place and plays its own part in the workings of this outstanding
Equipped with a rubber-band motor, the mechanical
automaton moves imitating the flutter of a butterfly with no external power
source or batteries.
As with every model in the Ugears family, The
Butterfly requires no glue or additional tools to assemble. You will build your
new model out of ready-made details that come precisely pre-cut in high quality
natural plywood boards. Slightly pushed, the details easily pop out of the
The assembly is constructed by blocks: initially, the
details must be put together to form smaller blocks that in their turn will
compose the whole model. The process of assembly is described in a
comprehensive step- by-step instruction manual with detailed color
illustrations. The size of the assembled model is 290 х 550 х400 mm. The
set includes 161 details.
The delicate wings of The Butterfly are made of craft
paper. The lower wings change their tilt angle when the model is working to
ensure that the movements of the automaton resemble those of a real butterfly. Two
front pairs of its legs move while the wings flutter. The back pair of legs are
used as launch/stop levers of the rubber-band motor.
Your Butterfly comes with two sets of wings: a color
one and a less bright, beige one, that you can paint as you like. The Butterfly
sits on a flower-shaped platform. The elastic support slightly bounces the
model, making its movements more realistic so that The Butterfly dances and
flutters in the air approaching the flower.
Ugears strives to share its knowledge and passion for
smart mechanisms with children and adults, kids and parents. We want the
complex and beautiful world of mechanics to become closer and more comprehensive.
This is why the body of The Butterfly is designed in a skeleton-style, which allows
you to see the working of gears and blocks inside and understand how the
mechanism works. This interesting and attractive model is fun to assemble,
study, and play with. It can be a wonderful present to a friend, colleague or
family member. The delicate iconic design from Ugears guarantees that your new model
will look gorgeous in any home or office.
Self-assembly, no glue needed.
Model size: 290×550×400mm Package size: 370×170×30mm Number of parts: 161 Level: Easy Assembly
time: 3 hours