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Trebuchet Kit

  Trebuchet Kit
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The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of its time and the most highly evolved catapult type weapon. It could be built on location, and was able to hurl carved stone balls weighing up to 300lb (136 kg) at enemy fortifications. The trebuchet could be fired from a safe distance, outside the range of its victim's arrows.

The design for our tabletop trebuchet kit has been refined and optimized over four years using computer aided design technology. It will stand up to rigorous use, safely and reliably firing the included projectiles. The sturdy wooden construction of this miniature catapult model is ideal for classroom demonstration, but it is equally at home on the desk of any medieval enthusiast. As part of a project on medieval history, as the centerpiece of a science project, or sitting on the mantel, it is sure to draw attention and generate interest.

Each piece has been accurately machined from carefully chosen lumber, and precisely drilled to allow easy assembly. Detailed, clearly illustrated assembly instructions guide the builder through each step of construction. The completed model measures 20.3cm(8") x 10.1cm(4") x 15.2cm(6"). A how-to section demonstrates loading and firing the completed catapult, including tips on tuning the finished kit.

Abong manufactures all of their products locally without the use of lead. This tabletop kit has been designed to safely demonstrate the operation of a trebuchet. With a simple, reliable trigger, a low counterweight mass and lightweight projectiles this catapult is ideal for indoor use. Three easy-to-follow rules for public demonstration are provided to ensure everyone's safety.

Trebuchet Kit
  • Footprint: 20cm (8") x 10cm (4")
  • Axle Height: 14cm (5.5")
  • Throwing Arm: 20cm (8") [4:1 Ratio]
  • Counterweight: 180 g (6.4 oz) [78 Pennies]
  • Range: 6m (18')

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 9 years of age.

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      UPC 798304009514
      Manufacturer SKU Trebuchet
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 11/3/2008
      Manufactured In Canada
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 9 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #488

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • Total Customer Reviews: 41
    Average Customer Rating: 4.07 (site average 4.56)
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    Great toy!
    Posted 1/3/2014 by Breanna A.

    I bought this as a gift for my husband for his desk at work, and he loves it! He enjoyed putting it together, and it works great! The only problem we had was not realizing we needed to buy glue to put it together, so he had to wait a couple of days until we went to the store so he could build it. We used wood glue for the structure and hot glue for the counterweight.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Not assembled yet.
    Posted 12/20/2013 by Gottlieb Goltz

    If It's like the Ballista, It will be great. It looks as good of quality as the Ballista.

    Rating: 5
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    For the little scientist
    Posted 1/7/2013 by Sally Brinton

    my little scientist grandson is loving this toy and enjoys putting it together and finding out how it works

    Rating: 4
    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Great Gift!
    Posted 1/3/2013 by LISA HOKANSSON

    The recipient (age 12) immediately opened this and went to work building! The instructions were easy for him to follow and it went together without a problem -- the only thing he needed help on was knotting the strings for the sling. After completion, it worked! Fun kit, fun toy.

    Rating: 5
    3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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    A challenge for 9 year old boy
    Posted 12/27/2012 by Jeanette Smith

    This model required more skill than my bright nine year old grandson was willing to invest. Actually was a bit of a challenge for me to assemble.

    Rating: 3
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