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OWI Mega Mantis Aluminum Skulpture Kit

4.4 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
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  • Build an amusing aluminum praying mantis insect
  • Easy to understand kid friendly step-by-step instructions
  • Hold it, bend it, and even move its legs, wings, head and fore legs
  • Mega Mantis is twice life size of a real praying mantis
  • No soldering required
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

Skill Level All
Assembly Time 30
Scale20:1
Educational Objective(s)Science
Model NumberOWI-351
Number of Puzzle Pieces43
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
Item Weight 16.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B0017Q2AVI
Item model number OWI-351
Manufacturer recommended age 10 - 14 years
Best Sellers Rank #129,303 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#4,169 in Toys & Games > Building & Construction Toys > Building Sets
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Almost lifelike OWI s aluminum insect building kit features a praying mantis insect that you assemble from metal and bendable aluminum parts. The average size of the scientifically named stagmomantis Carolina is 3 to 4 inches in length. Mega Mantis is twice this size henceforth its name emerged. It is quite a remarkable carnivorous insect. Its spiny-like fore legs are used to catch and hold prey. OWI s bendable buddy is a little more user friendly. You can hold it bend it and even move its legs wings head and fore legs. The kit contains 25 hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts 7 screws 7 nuts 4 metal springs and even assembly tools are included.; From the Manufacturer; Almost lifelike, OWI's aluminum insect building kit features a praying mantis insect that you assemble from metal and bendable aluminum parts. The average size of the scientifically named "stagmomantis Carolina" is 3 to 4" in length. Mega Mantis is twice this size. It is quite a remarkable carnivorous insect. Its spiny-like fore legs are used to catch and hold prey. OWI's bendable buddy is a little more user friendly. You can hold it, bend it, and even move its legs, wings, head and fore legs. The kit contains 25 hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts, 7 screws, 7 nuts, 4 metal springs, and even assembly tools are included.

From the Manufacturer

Almost lifelike, OWI’s aluminum insect building kit features a praying mantis insect that you assemble from metal and bendable aluminum parts. The average size of the scientifically named “stagmomantis carolina” is 3 to 4" in length. Mega Mantis is twice this size. It is quite a remarkable carnivorous insect. Its spiny-like fore legs are used to catch and hold prey. OWI’s bendable buddy is a little more user friendly. You can hold it, bend it, and even move its legs, wings, head and fore legs. The kit contains 25 hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts, 7 screws, 7 nuts, 4 metal springs, and even assembly tools are included.

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True, you won't have to "fabricate," or design any elaborate patterns, but have a small pair of needle-nose pliers or some strong finger tips and an ability to follow "number-by-number," interlocking-piece, -type instructions. I have accumulated several of these kits and my friends and neighbors were impressed by my "metallic display." You can "prey" (sic) for successful completion, but the challenge is well worth it! Many thanks to the shipper who delivered this item on time and with sufficient, protective packaging. NOTE: Be aware that there are many, small parts and there may be sharp edges exposed during assembly, so adult supervision is suggested while helping a child.
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I sat down with my teenage son and we had a great conversation while putting this together. The nuts and bolts are really small and he couldn't get them in-his fingers were too big. It took us about 45 minutes to put together. The wings move, the bottom legs swing all over and the front legs are posable. All in all- for a model, I think it was great and it looks terrific sitting up by my plants. It is a very thin aluminum so it is a true put together and look at model It is too delicate to be a play with toy, but it was fun to put together.
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This is precut aluminum that one assembles to created a 3d mantis. It looks really neat once constructed- like the image. Not ideal for someone with little patience, I was helping my son, age 11, assemble this and had to reassemble some areas where he did not follow instructions. I was going to continue to work on it until it was finished but he stated he wanted to complete it next time he comes(it's close to being finished). The bolts and screws are tiny so I recommend starting in a clean area; the 'wrench' that comes supplied didn't work well for me for this reason. I feel confident most kids will require some help assembling this but the end result is a pretty cool unique structure. Age on the box is definitely appropriate. I would not recommend this for younger kids as it is somewhat delicate, easy to lose pieces, and difficult to do without help.
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My 13 year old daughter is a budding Entomologist who is focusing on mantis' at the moment so I purchased this (as well as this model: Fascinations Metal Earth 3D Metal Model Kits, Praying Mantis for her as part of her praying mantis-themed Christmas presents. She and her dad assembled it the following afternoon - they did not run into any issues - and, although it has only been a week, it is holding up perfectly. In looking at the 2 kits, I can definitely say that the parts in this kit are much heavier and rigid than the pieces in the other set. The other model has not been assembled yet so I cannot compare the finished products but will update when it is complete, too, and time permits. All of us are happy with the purchase, ease of assembly and with the finished praying mantis.
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Fun kit for the price. Great instructions. An eyeglass screwdriver and forceps or very small needlenose pliers will make handling the little screws easier. Not as poseable as I hoped, moving the limbs tends to make the screws loosen. Thread tape may help this but I didn't have the patience to disassemble and try it.
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Love these metal sculptures and regardless of your opinion of larger-than-life sized models of insects hanging around your house, it is undeniable that this is one of the most striking of the metal sculpture kits out there.

Have picked this up both for gifts and for myself and love how it turns out. It's fun to assemble and looks good.

Note: this is something that would be tougher for younger kids to assemble - a number of small screws and odd angles to hit to get it together. But highly doable for more mature hands.

For the price, highly recommended.
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Got this for my nephew for Xmas, he is 9 and loves building stuff but mostly Legos. He built it with a little help from my brother-in-laws but it came out amazing and he loved putting it together! Will say one thing the packaging looks like it's from the 1980s but don't worry it is fine lol it had me slightly nervous at first.
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I bought this for the boy child for Christmas and he and his Daddy had a blast putting it together. It's larger than I expected and it looks very cool on his shelf. He is so proud he made it himself. Thanks!
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