Product Idea

Trebuchet

An authentic, fully functional, reproduction of the infamous and deadly Trebuchet; a medieval machine of war capable of hurling large boulders (in this case a small plastic LEGO ball) or flaming projectiles, to destroy an enemy castle’s walls.

The machine uses a heavy counterweight pendulum, and is thereby considered superior to the traditional catapult, to generate tremendous throwing force (i.e., the LEGO ball can be thrown a maximum distance of about 15-20 feet).

Model dimensions: duh... I forgot to measure them, but you get a sense of the scale from the hand in the above photo.

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Here's a good view of the counterweight.

Here's a good shot of the leather sling.

The dangling leather sling can just be made out at the top of this photo. This is the top portion of the A-frame design.