While trebuchets were common siege engines in Medieval Times, Leonardo’s take on the most powerful weapon of the time was unique – his design used one main mast, different from all others before.
Based on his drawing from the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s trebuchet was a design likely made for the Duke of Milan in about 1482, to impress the Duke of his skills as a military engineer. While it is not known if it was ever used in battle, you can bring Leonardo’s trebuchet to life with this working model!
- Stands 12 1/2 inches long and 24 1/2 inches high.
- All pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble for ease of assembly and strength (no batteries!).
- Includes some soft modeling clay for safe hurling! Throw them up to 13 feet away!
- All natural and untreated wood, without paint or coatings on any piece!
- Construction time: about 1 to 2 hours. (Take your time, the building is a lot of fun!)
- Lots of interesting information about the way it would have worked too!
- Ages 8+