Product Idea

The Crossbow

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It's the ancient crossbow, re-modernized in Lego! This crossbow features a simple, but very efficient and effective mechanism. It has only around 700 pieces, but as you can see, it is truly life size. Here are the dimensions-
Width(Of bow)-39cm
Height(From handle)-21cm
Weight-450g (1lb)
The crossbow shoots 5-hole technic beams(shown in red in the firing position and grey in the ammo boxes). Perhaps it would be better to have a soft-ended brick produced for safety reasons, it is so powerful! Here is the complete image of the crossbow.

The crossbow has the following features
1)Sturdy design-Crossbow has never broken or malfunctioned
2)Exceptional power-maximum range of around 60 feet
3)Remarkable accuracy- able to shoot down a minifigure from 6 metres away
5)Trigger mechanism
6)Weapon sights
7)Shoulder stock
8)Ammo boxes on both sides, capable of holding 3 Bolts each
The following picture shows a few of these features in detail.

----------------------------------Q and A's-----------------------------------
QUESTION- Isn't this very dangerous?
ANSWER- Despite its ability to shoot almost 60 feet, the low weight of the projectile means it does not have much damaging power. Even a shot from point-blank range will only sting a little bit.

QUESTION- How does this mechanism work?
ANSWER- pulling the trigger down turns a gear which pulls down an axle. As the axle is pulled down it releases the red bullet.

QUESTION- Another part of the danger factor is this crossbow's reliability. Does this weapon always function without a hitch?
ANSWER- Yes! Because of it's simple mechanism, I have never experienced any kind of malfunction or misfire.

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