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Ballista Kit


  • Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, College+

  • Subjects: Arts & Crafts, Science, STEM

  • Product Type: Toy

  • Shipping Time: Products from this seller ship within 0-1 days

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Product Description

The ballista was the ultimate artillery weapon of the Roman Empire. Experience the thrill and amazing craftsmanship of this ancient machine as you build one with laser-cut wooden pieces and your own two hands!
Turn your desktop into an ancient battle field!

At the height of the Roman Empire, the Ballista was the ultimate weapon of choice.

Its design looked like a gigantic cross bow, it was powered by massive bundles of twisted horse hair, and, much to the delight of the Roman generals, the bolts it fired would mow down enemies and fortifications alike.

Laser-cut from select hardwood for easy assembly and reliable performance, this kit is so detailed you'll feel like you've been transported straight to the ranks of Caesar's army.

Highly detailed instructions guide you through each step of construction easily.

Designed with interlocking parts, a simple, reliable trigger, high strength cordage, and lightweight projectiles, you'll realize quickly just how tough and durable this Ballista really is.

Before you know it, you'll be waging war against your entire desk - Knocking down pencil holders, blowing away wads of paper, and annihilating paperclip structures.

It's a truly historic blast!

Fun to build and even more fun to play with, the Ballista Kit turns kids young and old into mighty Roman generals!

Ballista Kit
  • High quality kit for building a real ballista
  • Encourages dexterity, following instructions, logic, an interest in history
  • Kids and adults have a blast building and launching
  • Designed for simple assembly
  • Interlocking parts, reliable trigger, high strength cordage, lightweight projectiles
  • Three easy-to-follow rules for public demonstration provided to ensure safety
  • Designed almost exactly like the original Roman weapon
  • Laser cut parts fit together easily and hold strong
  • Includes 10 laser cut wooden parts, 2 high strength braided cords, trigger, 2 trigger slips, sling bead, 3 wooden ammo bolts, 2 axle supports, 8 wooden pins
  • Detailed instructions included
  • Wood glue suggested for stronger bond - Not included
  • High quality materials for exceptional building and launching experience
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      Feb 13, 2017

      This was easy to put together, pretty sturdy... Won't last years ( I have rough playing boys) But brings lots of exciting play to my home.

      Steve M - Homeschooler
      Fun and educational
      Feb 10, 2017

      I bought this for my 10 year old grandson. He couldn't wait to put it together and try it out. For the most part, he could assemble it without help. We overlooked one part of the instructions, which resulted in a torsion string being too long, but when it wouldn't tighten, we realized what was wrong. After getting sufficient tension, the ballista fires well.

      Kevon T
      Jan 02, 2017

      My husband always wanted one of these for fun, and his inner child is very satisfied. It is good for ages 10 and up. My biggest suggestion would be to add a small wood glue, or glue of some sort since it is required to build the toy.

      Nov 27, 2016

      Great christmas gift.

      Heidi C
      Roman ballista
      Nov 27, 2016

      6 years old Dad helped loves to aim and fire

      Jessica C

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