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Ready to challenge yourself with a whole new element of model building? With the clever construction of the UGears Hurdy-Gurdy musical instrument model kit, you can take music making into your own hands. Puzzle through 292 interlocking pieces to create your masterpiece. This instrument can be a challenge for even experienced constructors, allowing for hours of creative engineering followed by an inventive musical experience.
First invented in medieval times, the hurdy-gurdy is a violin-like instrument which uses a crank and keys to produce continuous sound. It is thought to be the first mechanical musical instrument. Evidence of hurdy-gurdy elements have been found as early as the 10th century. This instrument has been used by minstrels and bards throughout classical times, the renaissance and even in modern music, where it continues to enchant listeners with its unique sound. The original hurdy-gurdy was popular for its ease of transportation and clear, unmistakable sound. The hurdy-gurdy is fairly simple to play, requiring merely consistent cranking and fingering to create a classic tone hearkening back to Scottish step dances and joyous festivals. It can be played by one or two people and has a number of variations to allow for musical variety.
The UGears Hurdy Gurdy is an instrument quite unlike any other. It comes as a kit with everything needed for assembly. Since the parts fully interlock, no glue is required, so simply follow the instruction manual to remove the pre-cut pieces from their plywood sheets and gently click them together. Thanks to elegant woodworking and stylized workmanship, the resulting instrument is not only functional but also beautiful to look at. As it is played, display windows allow an excellent view of the gears as they work the bow and keys. Mechanical enthusiasts and puzzling experts can enjoy the challenge of assembling the pieces into a lovely and functional model. The aesthetically minded can’t help but admire the elegant craftsmanship and the plucky notes. Music is played on two strings that are simple to tune. Buttons and switches control which strings are being played, and keys control the tones, resulting in a violin-like sound.
This mechanical model is recommended for creative minds over the age of 14, but can be a delightful project for the whole family. With the help of the instruction manual and a convenient assembly video available online, the hurdy gurdy should take about 4-5 hours to complete. UGears is happy to offer free replacement parts in the rare case that a piece breaks during assembly. After completion, the hurdy gurdy is perfect as a lap instrument or display piece.
Size: 15.7 x 8.7 x 6.5 in
Package size: 14.9 x 6.7 x 2.0 in
Number of parts: 292
Assembly Time: 4-5 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 3.06 lbs
FUN AND EDUCATIONAL
Teens and adults aged 14 and up will enjoy building their own 3d puzzle set. Creating the wooden puzzle model kit is challenging and may take a few hours, depending on your pace and patience. These building sets will draw out and propel your child’s ability to plan and build their own structure like a true architect or engineer.
The UGears Hurdy-Gurdy wooden craft kit is not only functional and fun, but it is designed beautifully, too! Great choice as Thanksgiving Day Gift, Birthday Gift, Christmas Gift, Father’s Day Gift, Back to School Gift, Gift for Boys and Girls, for friends and family members. The mechanical wooden puzzle has decorative designs that look captivating in the finished product. Display a truly unique wooden piece on your desk, shelf, or nightstand.
With laser-cut technology, the pre-cut wooden board will be easy to pop the individual pieces out of the sheets. Utilizing safe and environmentally friendly wood from all-natural trees without any added toxins, even children can safely play with sets. Also, the educational toy comes packaged with clear, simple, and very detailed English instruction as well as illustrations. Follow the steps shown in the instructions and you will build the wooden art craft set quickly and correctly.
Thrill the entire family and provide fun and entertainment by piecing UGears Hurdy-Gurdy DIY wooden puzzle together. Building this 3-D Puzzle Kit can be worthy for the family to complete together. The complexity of this kit will bring families together for hours to create something truly unique to display in their home. Believe us, this is an unforgettable family time, you will be surprised by the child’s hands-on talent. This model is also a perfect idea for a handyman or anyone who enjoys woodworking.
It integrates the beauty of machinery and scientific exploration, which advocates science and technology, creativity, and freedom.
EDUCATIONAL DIY 3D PUZZLE
- Solving 3d puzzles flexes mental muscles and provides benefits for both children and adults
- Also provides an effective way to develop motor skills,hand-eye coordination, and build a better sense of structures.
- You will certainly be proud of displaying your creation to all of your friends and family!
- UGears Hurdy-Gurdy will be attractive decorations when you put them in the bookcase, display cabinets, etc.
- Wood is from all-natural trees, even children can safely play with sets without harmful chemicals.
- Build your own structure like a true architect or engineer with exquisite workmanship.
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