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Pathfinders Medieval Trebuchet Wooden Kit

33 customer reviews

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  • Comes complete with all pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble
  • Glue included
  • Suitable for beginner model makers
  • Easy to understand instructions
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

Assembly Time 2 hours
Model NumberPFD-22
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 7 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000LJN9MG
  • Item model number: PFD-22
  • Our recommended age: 15 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 15 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,053 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Just add glue, scissors and an appreciation for the physics and art behind these medieval siege engines. High-quality models hurl a small ball more than 15 feet in 1 throw, with adjustable pads that change the trajectory angle and encourage experimentation for greater accuracy. Pre-cut, pre-drilled solid wood pieces are easy to assemble; models can be build in about 1 to 2 hours.

From the Manufacturer

Builds a working Trebuchet with accurate historic details such as pegged joints, a leatherette pouch for the projectile, and a wooden box for weights. Quality design and materials, when finished, the Trebuchet is capable of hurling a ball of soft modeling clay over 20 feet.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By LW on June 26, 2008
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and his male friends. They had an absolute blast putting this together!

I would NOT recommend this for young children. My husband had to make some modifications, as the joints didn't all line up. And the little ball of clay they give you as a projectile has a tendency to fall apart and leave little bits behind.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jokezone on January 14, 2013
I had this bad boy on my wish list for 2 years and it finally showed up under the tree. This siege engine is the perfect addition to your office arsenal. Last year I received a catapult which was a giant disappointment when compared to this item. Initially I was excited to open the trebuchet, until I realized it couldn't be played with straight away. After 2 years of waiting, I could deal with a few more hours of assembly.

Pros:

Perfect scale for office warfare (suggest 2 feet of cleared/level desk space)
Reaches co-workers up to 30 feet away (with appropriate counter and projectile weight)
Repeatable accuracy (with projectiles of same size/weight)
Wood glue included in kit

Cons:

Difficult to shoot non-clay projectiles
Batteries not included (Uses 30 AA batteries to create enough counter weight to reach distances reported earlier in this review)
Made of wood (Suggest using steel or aluminium in future editions)
Dowels were not pre-cut (I destroyed 3 pairs of scissors following these directions)
Throwing distance is limited by counter weight box size - Any more weight and the wood will surely snap (see earlier statement about using steel or aluminum)

Pro-Tip: Tie a temporary loop knot on both sides of the string attached to the sling (shortening it by half) and load a small BB sized piece of clay. You will find it fires MUCH faster and more directly at the target. Warning: "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"

All in all, the number of customization's are endless and it is a lot of fun!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Bill Way on January 10, 2011
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With the weight box we were able to experiment with different weights and how they affected the trajectory. We also bought the catapult and could see the differences in the trajectories between the two. Well designed and well made!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Begg Jr. on March 18, 2012
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Bought this for an event at work. Some challenges with actually putting together as some of the holes didn't quite line up right and cutting the dowels needed something more than the suggested scissors. The counter-weight box was actually the most difficult item and I found that scotch tape helped to form and glue the item into place really well.

As far as the actual firing of the apparatus it did take some adjusting of the string, pouch, and counter-weight; however, after about 15 minutes we were able to get it to fire some 22-24 feet, pretty amazing. My only complaint was that the pouch didn't hold up and we had to do some repairs where the string tied through. We reinforced it with duct tape and that changed the dynamic of the throw by about 3 feet so we were hitting targets some 19 to 21 feet away. An eyelet would help where the holes are in the pouch, or you could do as I did which was to reinforce it with duct tape.

All in all we fired it over 140 times in about a 2 hour window and other than the pouch it worked flawlessly. We used silly putty as our projectile and that worked great and I would say it might be the best substance cause you can mold it into a ball on the fly pretty easily and flatten one side to sit in the pouch.

Overall a great toy and would be a good project to put together with a child. Definitely a thumbs up!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Renee on September 17, 2010
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My son purchased this with his own money and he said it was "well worth it!" I watched him put this together - not too difficult, but it took time and patience and he loved it. This is right up his alley because he loves building, creating, thinking. Now, he shows his friends what he built and they all play with it and tell him how "cool" it is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on October 29, 2011
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Bought this for our son's 8th birthday. He asked for one. This one is pretty big. Assembles very easily with parent help. No sanding required. Only need to wait for glue to dry. Have used it inside only, with corks, foil balls, ping pong balls as projectiles. Works wonderfully. Son is very pleased and proud to show his friends and relatives. Clay ball will dry out. Keep moist in plastic wrap. Couldn't be happier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brit behunin on April 4, 2014
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Went together well, instructions well written, had just a little trouble keeping things aligned while glue dried. Package says 6 meter throw but no matter what we did, (string length, bucket weight, projectile weight) we could only get about 3 or 4 meters.
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Challenging to assemble. One needs to have a very sharp knife or scissors to cut wooden doweling. We ran out of glue and had to use Wood Glue to make things really stick together. We were unable to make the mechanism actually fire anything until I went to the hardware store and bought lead weights for the ballast bucket. It challenged our Scientific Minds to solve the engineering problems, but would be really frustrating for anyone younger than my High School group.
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