Sitting quietly on the dock while tugboats chug on past is a favorite pastime for so many people. There’s something special about watching those small, determined vessels cut through a calm harbor, with or without another boat in tow. The only thing missing from that peaceful experience is being able to see how the tugboat works from the inside. The UGears tugboat model kit gives you a hands-on opportunity to enjoy some of that maritime spirit at home. We bring you a replica of sea transportation with exposed inner mechanisms to indulge your fascination with all things mechanical.
The unique open interior of this model gives you a clear view to the inner workings of the system.
This tugboat model kit features a rubber-band motor that transfers energy to an asymmetrical wheel pair and a drive wheel. The asymmetrical design of the wheel pair replicates the side-to-side rocking motion of a real tugboat out on the water. A pendulum smooths and slows that motion while simulating the sound of a diesel motor, giving you an experience that is as close to the real thing as a small model can be. A start lever engages the motor and a stop lever shuts it down. The open design and moveable parts allow you to control the motion of the tugboat and make it easy to replace or repair important components.
The striking appearance of this boat is certainly eye-catching, but the intricate and realistic design of the tugboat is not just for aesthetics. This is a tugboat model kit that actually tugs. Use the hooks, ropes, and thread to tow small, lightweight objects, such as paper boats or smaller wheeled models. The rubber-band mechanism gives it enough power to move from 1.5 to 3 meters, depending on the type of surface. It is important to point out that, while this model does its best to replicate the real thing, it is much better suited to dry land than the open sea. Fortunately, its unique and durable design will let you enjoy it on shelves and floors as often as you like.
Like all UGears models, this tugboat is crafted from premium, sustainably sourced wood. The 169 parts are laser-cut into plywood using hairline cuts, lending to the intricate design of this model. You will need to remove each of the pieces from the plywood before assembling. The kit comes with all the parts you need, including rope, thread, and hooks. You do not need glue or specialized tools to complete the project. Follow the full-color, step-by-step instructions to create this incredible tugboat model in about three hours. Instructions are printed in 11 languages (English, Spanish, French, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, German, and Chinese) to make this project accessible to model boat lovers all over the world.
UGears Tugboat Specs
Model Size: 11.2 x 4.7 x 7.3 in
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.3 in
Number of parts: 169
Assembly Time: 3 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 1.79 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 Tugboat 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 Tugboat 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 Tugboat 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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