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UGears Windstorm Dragon
UGears Windstorm Dragon
Welcome to the dwelling of a wise and cunning beast guarding countless treasures he will only reveal to the one bold enough to face his mechanical magic! Behold – the magnificent Windstorm Dragon of the Ugears' automatons collection is here to challenge your wits and skills in your next mechanical models adventure.
The Windstorm Dragon model kit is a classic mythical reptilian, the embodiment of ancient might and power, presented in wood and animated by the wizardry of Ugears engineers.
Your new magnificent pet has an open-style design that allows you to see its mechanical heart – rubber-band motor – beating. The model has a winding key in the frontal part of its chest. To wind it up, hold the dragon by its body and rotate the key clockwise. Release the motor by pulling the start lever. This is when the magic begins: the arms, legs and even the whole body of the Dragon will start to move. And of course, the amazing pair of strong and beautiful wings will be set in motion. This is your Ugears Dragon's very special feature: the bones of the wings are made of wood, but the rest is beautifully designed feathery paper cutouts. Softer and flexible material makes the flight look very realistic and leaves room for your own ideas.
The model can be set on a special support or hung on twine; it will look equally fascinating with its laser engraved scales and spiky tail.
Traditionally, the model is made of high-grade wooden materials and comes with everything you need in the box. Solve the mechanical mystery of an ancient beast and become a Dragon Master with Ugears Windstorm Dragon model!
Model Size: 20.9 x 19.1 x 11.4 in
Number of parts: 320
Assembly Time: 6 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Do I need to cut parts out of the boards?
No, details are already pre-cut and you should just press them out of the board. They are connected with small crosspieces. If you have some difficulties to remove a detail, just cut a crossbar with a knife.
What are your advice on the assembly?
In order to avoid furrows, you should press the detail out from the side, where pattern of lines is thicker. We recommend to check all elements, especially gears, for the absence of burrs on the teeth. If you can not connect some details, to put a cap, for example, lubricate it with wax of any ordinary candles.
Is it possible to paint the model?
Yes, you can paint it. We recommend to use watercolor. You can use acrylic paints, but a thick layer can interfere with gears working.
What do I need to assemble a model? Tools?
Everything you need for the assembly comes in the package. There are wooden axis (standard toothpick 65 * 2 mm) in each set. Depending on the specific model, rubber bands, fishing line, or stickers will also be provided.
Extra toothpicks are available at any grocery store.
Tools recommended for the assembly: office knife, ordinary candle (i.e. tea candle), fine sand paper or file.
What to do if it's difficult to install a plug on the frame or an axle?
The plug or the axle will be much easier to install if you grease the parts with an ordinary candle. If you can't install the axle, it is recommended to disassemble the construction and grease the internal parts of a gear with a candle wax. Also, you can try different toothpicks as they also vary in thickness and sizes. Do not use too much force as there's a risk of breaking the toothpick.
Can children collect your models?
We definitely can say that a child of 14 years old can assemble our models. Sometimes parents’ help will be needed. Our mission - is to unite children and their parents.