For people living in the 21st century, medieval times are difficult to even fathom. Medieval times were fascinating, from the daily activities of the average person to the way they did battle. The UGears Archballista brings you a slice of that medieval style in the form of one of our most intricate, beautiful models to date. If you're a fan of everything medieval, you'll love carefully putting together this model and having it as a display piece in your home. The team at UGears designed the Archballista to be a close replica of the ballista towers used in the days of old, down to every little detail.
With how stunning this mechanical tower model looks and all the intricacies that go into designing it and putting it together, you'd probably expect it to be something you put together and display proudly on a shelf for the rest of its life. However, the UGears Archballista is actually designed to be fully functional art. Not only can you enjoy this as a display piece on your shelf after you've put it together, you can test out some shots on it to feel like a real medieval warrior.
Back in medieval times, ballistas were used as both an offensive and defensive tool for some of the greatest armies in the world. Ballistas are essentially very large crossbows that get their firing power from built-up tension. Much like a crossbow, a ballista uses tension from a string or rope that's pulled back to deliver power to arrows. This was an effective way of doing battle early on because ballista towers were capable of shooting much larger projectiles at a much faster speed than could be done with a regular bow. When it comes to conquering, the UGears Archballista is the ultimate weapon to have on your side.
The UGears Archballista is suitable for individuals 14 or older, and we estimate that it will take you about six hours to put the entire model together. While this model may look intricate and complex on the outside, we've designed it to be fairly simple to assemble so that it isn't overwhelming for the average builder. You don't need advanced mechanical knowledge or an engineering degree to put together the UGears Archballista; you just need a little time and patience.
Everything you need to build the UGears Archballista and start testing it on the battlefield is included in this kit, and the assembly doesn't require any glue or fasteners. The entire kit weighs just 1.96 pounds, which makes it easy to put together and simple to move from spot to spot when it comes to displaying your masterpiece or firing shots for fun. With the UGears Arhcballista model, you can feel like you're in the midst of a medieval battle no matter in which century you live.
Tower Size: 6.0 x 3.8 x 3.8 in
Archballista: 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.6 in.
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.3 in
Number of parts: 292
Assembly Time: 6 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 1.96 lbs