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Build Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine


Flight-related projects are perhaps the most well-known and exciting of all Leonardo da Vinci's inventions. This box set, a commemorative edition for the 500th anniversary of the master's death, contains everything needed to build a model of his flying machine: 20 sheets of resistant cardboard and a book with detailed instructions and texts full of explanations and news interesting, accompanied by splendid illustrations and original notes, sketches and drawings by the Renaissance genius, which reveal his determination to conquer the skies. The model is very easy to assemble and its movable wings work perfectly: once unfolded, they have an opening of 60 centimetres!

Working model with a wingspan of 60 centimetres.

Reasons of interest:

  • To build Leonardo's flying machine you only need some cardboard glue and a little patience.
  • 20 assembly cards for a model that is very easy to assemble: by operating the crank, the wings really move!
  • A 48-page book with detailed instructions: by gradually folding and gluing the various pieces, you will obtain a perfectly functioning machine.

Box set 25 × 31 cm

  • A 48 page book
  • Size: 24 × 30 cm
  • 4 color printing
  • Paperback
  • 20 sheets of mounting paper
  • Printed 4 + 4 colours
  • ISBN 978 2 88935 256 2

David Hawcock studied art in York (UK), graduating in graphic design, before setting up a design studio in Bath specializing in children's books. He has designed and created many successful pop-ups, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies, including The Amazing Fold-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book and Journal of Inventions: Leonardo Da Vinci. For NuiNui, in addition to the volumes of the "Nature in pop up" series, he also created Ferrari. A brand, a legend, Leonardo Da Vinci. Inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci. Robots, Harley Davidson. An American legend, Gaudí. Art and genius. He also produced 8 highly successful volumes for the “Detach… and create” series, as well as Fantastic Paper Planes and Fantastic Paper Ferraris, in this same series.