The Trebuchet is based on the Warwolf from the 13th century. The kits use only wood, rope and leather. No elastic, rubber, motor or batteries are used to create the movement of this device's swing arm. All pieces are pre-cut and drilled requiring only wood or white glue to assemble. The instructions are detailed and complete with educational notes about the siege engine.
When completed, the mighty Trebuchet is 26 long x 18 wide x 9 tall. It is capable of hurling a ball of soft modeling clay over 20 feet! (Modeling clay is included in the kit). They kit is suitable for children 10 and older taking about an hour or two to complete.