Flying Dragon Automata - Ages 8+
Our final uber-automata kit, the flying dragon brings to life the dragons of our imaginations.
With the turn of the crankshaft the body moves forward and back, while the wings flap, the legs move up and down, and the neck, tail and head move in a graceful motion. Paint it to resemble your favourite dragon and fly away!
Not as easy to construct as the running horse and flying pig, but well worth the effort, this is an impressive kit that is fun to make and cool to use. Decorate with markers, feathers, bottle caps or sequins and make a statement! Have a look at the Gallery to see some cool ones!
- Dimensions: 19 x 7 x 14 in
Pathfinders is a Canadian company dedicated to creating compelling, innovative, wooden science kits that challenge children of all ages to explore the link between science, design, and technology in the world around us. They aim to help the student integrate knowledge gained from constructing the kits by providing links to educational resources to enhance their understanding of math and science as well as historical principles. Their chief educator, Derek Wulff, is a BC certified teacher who has been teaching grades K to 10 for the past 13 years. Derek designs all of the kits produced at Pathfinders for educational and recreational use. He spends time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they are engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects. They are an environmentally friendly company and use recyclable materials, natural, untreated wood, and local resources and production as much as possible. All of their kits are tested to make sure they are 100% kid and pet safe! They like to work with other local companies too. Their manufacturer in Taiwan is a local family-run factory, and most of the retail stores they sell to are small businesses and neighbourhood toy stores.
Recommended for ages 8+.