Pathfinders Leonardo da Vinci Premium Aerial Screw (Helicopter Flying Machine) Wood Model Kit

One of Leonardo’s most iconic images, the Aerial Screw (also known as the Helicopter) illustrates the ingenuity of da Vinci, and indicates his obsession with flying. While this idea may never have got off the ground, it gave us an insight into the different ways in which Leonardo considered the challenge of human powered flying, and defines him as an inventor and visionary well ahead of his time.

While it is often referred to as a helicopter, the premise of the lift to make it rise is more like Archimedes Screw than the rotors of a helicopter. This model uses one of the bevel gears he drew in his codices and creates a nice 2 to 1 increase in speed of the crankshaft, so the mast spins quickly, illustrating the manner in which this machine would have worked.

The kit features pieces that are drilled and pegged for strength, the canopy and support structure are removable for experimenting, and lots of interesting information about how it works. Kit stands about 15″ tall and 9″ across.

Product Features

  • We believe in nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and that learning can be fun. Designed by a science educator, our Aerial Screw model kit allows you to explore science and history by building one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most iconic images.
  • A great build from beginner to advanced (ages 9+), this kit will keep you and your loved ones entertained for 1-3 hours and can be displayed once completed.
  • Quality is important to us, so our models are made from laser-cut wood and not plastic. They have a great finished look, are sturdy and the pieces fit together perfectly
  • We stand behind our product and our reviews speak for themselves. If you have a part that has been mangled (by us, you or your pet), give us a call and a replacement piece will be shipped to you ASAP
  • All of our kits are tested and pass all ASTM standards for safety. We are an environmentally friendly company and use natural, untreated wood, from sustainable forests (forest stewardship wood). We donate 1% of sales to protect and enhance the natural environment.

LEGO Scooby-Doo 75902 the Mystery Machine Building Kit

Solve the Zombie mystery with The Mystery Machine! Escape from the Zombie and the spooky tree in The Mystery Machine with spy glass, computer screens, camera and a giant sandwich. Escape from the spooky forest with Scooby-Doo, Fred and Shaggy! Avoid getting trapped in the branches of the spooky tree and jump into The Mystery Machine to get away. Read the clue and open up the back of the vehicle to use the computer screens, spy glass and other mystery-solving equipment. Work out the real identity of the Zombie who is secretly operating the tree. then celebrate with a giant sandwich! Includes 3 minifigures: Fred, Shaggy and Zombie/Zeke, plus Scooby-Doo (standing version). The Mystery Machine features a driver’s cabin with steering wheel and space for 2 minifigures, removable roof and foldout sides for easy play, stove, sink and spigot and assorted accessory elements including: spy glass, camera, torch, tape recorder, 2 computer screens, special brick with a mystery clue, gem, mug and a giant sandwich.

Product Features

  • Spooky tree features adjustable branches and a hidden gem element
  • Don’t get caught in the branches of the robotic tree
  • Open up the vehicle to use the mystery-solving equipment; make a giant LEGO sandwich; read the clue to help solve the mystery
  • The Mystery Machine measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 5″ (13cm) long and 2″ (7cm) wide
  • Spooky tree measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 3″ (10cm) wide and 1″ (3cm) deep

Collectors' Club Holiday Sale Starts Early – Individual Pieces Available From 2013 Machine Wars Set

TFCC has emailed its members to let them know that the holiday sale has started early! Particularly of note are that individual figures from the 2013 Machine Wars boxset are currently available, as are figures from Fun Publications’ e-Hobby partners- figures such as the Transformers Cloud line. Keep reading for the email text and a link!

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TOYSREVIL gets a custom version of Storm King Machine

Filipino urban artist Quiccs has a resin piece by the name of Storm King Machine, which mixes Stormtroopers with 1970s-style anime mechs (or Gurren Lagann, if you’re looking for a contemporary simile). The newest version is a collab with TOYSREVIL: the Evil King Machine, done in the site’s red and black colors. 

Beyond the new colorway, each of the 20 Evil King Machines will come signed and numbered by Quiccs. It’s only the second time this figure has been available, with the first white variant appearing at Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention earlier in September.

Evil King Machine is priced at US$70 (plus shipping) and releases at noon Singapore time (4 a.m. UTC, midnight Eastern) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the TOYSREVIL shop.

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TOYSREVIL gets a custom version of Stork King Machine

Filipino urban artist Quiccs has a resin piece by the name of Stork King Machine, which mixes Stormtroopers with 1970s-style anime mechs (or Gurren Lagann, if you’re looking for a contemporary simile). The newest version is a collab with TOYSREVIL: the Evil King Machine, done in the site’s red and black colors. 

Beyond the new colorway, each of the 20 Evil King Machines will come signed and numbered by Quiccs. It’s only the second time this figure has been available, with the first white variant appearing at Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention earlier in September.

Evil King Machine is priced at US$70 (plus shipping) and releases at noon Singapore time (4 a.m. UTC, midnight Eastern) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the TOYSREVIL shop.

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Thomas and Friends Flipper Machine Gumball Machine Gum Candy Machine Gum Ball Machine ガムボールマシーン

Cool Thomas and Friends Flipper Machine Gumball Machine Gum Candy Machine Gum Ball Machine ガムボールマシーン ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿ Angry Birds Surprise Eggs Video Review https://w…

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Hot Toys MMS260 Back to the Future: 1/6th scale DeLorean Time Machine Collectible Vehicle

You can pre-order this from Sideshow Collectibles

“Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?”

Since the debut of the Hot Toys “Back to the Future: Marty McFly” Collectible Figure this year, many fans were extremely excited about the news and filled with joy especially after seeing the prototype of the figure along with the iconic DeLorean Time Machine shown at various toy fairs this Summer. Today Hot Toys is delighted to officially introduce the 1/6th scale DeLorean Time Machine Collectible Vehicle for all Back to the Future fanatics!

The movie-accurate DeLorean Time Machine collectible vehicle is very detailed and specially crafted based on the film, featuring a meticulously crafted exterior with cable wires across body, detailed structure of the time machine’s engine deck and cabin, functional gull-wing doors, and a number of LED light-up functions on the exterior and interior.

Fans of this best time-travelling film of all time should not miss the chance to pre-order this incredible collectible and add it to your prized collection!
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS260 Back to the Future: 1/6th scale DeLorean Time Machine Collectible Vehicle specially features: Authentically and detailed 1/6th scale DeLorean Time Machine in Back to the Future. Vehicle is approximately 72cm L x 35cm W x 21cm H

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Exterior specially features: Six (6) front LED lights, Eight (8) rear LED lights. Meticulously crafted exterior with cable wires across body and detailed structure of the DeLorean Time Machine’s engine deck, Functional gull-wing doors, Turnable front wheels
Interior specially features: Two (2) seaters, One (1) flux capacitor with LED light-up function, One (1) set of time circuits,Detailed components with LED light-up function

Release date: Q1 – Q2, 2016

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July 24, 2014 – Preview Hot Toys MMS257 “Back to the Future” 1/6th scale Marty McFly 12″ Collectible Figure HERE

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