UGears Flower Building Kit
This model is recommended for ages 14+, but we love the idea of doing this project with dad or grandpa!
The UGears Mechanical Flower is the perfect gift for a loved one. A teenage ballerina will love receiving this beautiful flower, the dancer inside peeking through the intricately cut leaves and petals until the gear at the base is turned, opening the flower to reveal her. Imagine the expression of joy on your beloved’s face when the flower opens to reveal not only a ballerina but a beautiful piece of jewelry, such as a bracelet, a necklace or even an engagement ring. This lovely mechanical flower is sure to win hearts.
The flower is designed with a toothed wheel at the base; when the wheel is turned, the flower opens. When the wheel is turned in a complete circle, the flower closes again. It can be displayed open or closed, and it also makes an attractive location to keep jewelry and small trinkets. The kit comes with two base choice: a gracefully dancing ballerina and the branching Tree of Life. The flower gives off a pleasant scent of the wood from which it is made.
Mechanical toys have been popular since the Renaissance, and some of the most famous ones were created by Leonardo de Vinci and Gallileo Gallilei for monarchs and the nobility. The originals were driven by gears and were designed to look like one thing on the outside and then open to reveal something else on the inside, like the lion made for Louis XIV that opened to display a bouquet of lilies. Jewelry boxes have also been used throughout history, but the mechanical ballerina model was first introduced in the 1950s. Most little girls dreamed of owning one of the satin-lined boxes where the dancer began to pirouette when the lid was lifted.
UGears Mechanical Flower kit is made of top-quality wood and a precision 3D cutting process ensures that all the pieces of the kit fit together as intended and the mechanism works smoothly. Building UGears models is a fun activity for the entire family, and this particular model takes about two to three hours to construct when following the full-color instruction guide that comes with it. UGears models do not need glue for construction; all of the pieces interlock for smooth operation. The kits can also be assembled as puzzles, providing hours of fun for the wooden puzzle enthusiast.Whether you purchase a UGears Mechanical Flower kit for yourself or as a gift for someone else, you can be sure you are getting a quality piece of engineering that will give joy and delight for many years to come.
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.2 in
Number of parts: 101
Assembly Time: 1.5 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 1.5 lb