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Tower Windmill - Mechanical 3D Puzzle

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Model Size: 13,8 * 18,9 * 8,7 in (35 * 48.5 * 22 cm)

Package size: 14,6 * 6,7 * 2 in (37.8 * 17 * 5 cm)

Number of components: 585

Estimated time of assembly: 12 - 15 hours

Natural: Made from wood materials

Mechanical: The models produce motion

No Glue Connection: Assembling without glue and chemicals

Self Assembly: Details are already cut and ready to assemble

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Throughout the history Ireland has been a pioneering country in using the power of the wind to create energy. The earliest tidal windmill so far discovered in Europe was built in 619-21 for an early Christian monastery. It was excavated at Nendrum, Northern Ireland.  Nowadays 23% of Ireland’s average electricity demand is generated by wind turbines; it is one of the highest values in the world.

The new UGEARS model Tower Windmill contributes to the legacy of alternative energy sources and presents us with a unique opportunity to show our children the principles of how the windmills actually work.

This kit features a large and moving windmill, and two figurines.

The model is inspired by the earliest tower windmill in England and is powered by a removable rubber band motor. Once the motor is taken out, it is possible to operate the Windmill in a manual mode allowing one to watch the moving gears and get fascinated with the model’s elaborate mechanism.

To make the Windmill move one needs to wind-up the cage section fully about 15 times and then operating the release switch, set it loose.  Both the the windmill blades and the cage section can rotate.

When spinning fast the sails can create quite a strong wind. It also works the other way around: blowing air at the sails will make them spin.

While being based on the English prototype, the Ugears model also addresses the Spanish classic: the Tower Windmill comes with the figures of Don Quixote and his Sancho Panza, and strangely enough has another Irish connection, as the very first English translation of the Don Quixote was produced by a Dublin-born author Thomas Shelton in 1608.


The model has everything you might need for assembly.

The quality of the details is very high – the parts of the model are outlined with a CNC laser cutter on a plywood board. The first thing you will notice when open the box is a pleasant smell of real wood.

The details have to be pulled out of the boards and assembled to create a complete model. Made out of high quality plywood, without glue or any additional appliance, your eco-friendly puzzle will bring hours of joy to the whole family and will make you closer than ever. Just follow the detailed step-by-step illustrated manual with instructions in 10 languages to complete your 3d puzzle.

Do not forget about educational value of Ugears constructor provided by the great mechanics based on the real-life designs. 

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