The Solar Powered Windmill is a classic summer craft. This 3D puzzle from Cubicfun helps kids assemble and build a working windmill that harnesses the solar energy into mechanical energy: Awesome STEM Project
It’s Windmill Day on 10th May. Also, the second Saturday and Sunday in May is National Mill Day in Holland. On this day, 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors. Miss P has been fascinated by windmills & wind turbines forever. Since we can’t visit Holland, we decided to get the windmills home with the awesome
Solar Powered Windmill Craft
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The kit comes in a fun 42 piece puzzle board and is ideal for kids 8 years and above.
- CubicFun’s range of 3D puzzles are fun and challenging to build, and leave you with an attractive scale model that can be displayed in your home or office.
- The puzzles are manufactured in Guangdong, China, and are sold in 80 countries throughout the world.
- A fun and challenging 3D puzzle of a Solar Power Windmill
- Constructed using CubicFun’s unique slotting system.
- Difficulty Level: 4 stars ; Number of Pieces: 47
- Construction time: 100 to 120 minutes
- Height when completed: 28.5cm
An instruction leaflet is also included which provides instructions on how to construct the puzzle, as well as interesting facts and information about the model. Also included are a mini motor & a solar panel.
The instructions are pretty straight forward. Miss P followed the numbers and could put the puzzle together. You can see the concentration on her face. We decided to make this once our dinner was up and it was late. The slotted puzzle was amazing! The cuts were accurate and simple to fix, I was very impressed.
The only part that she couldn’t figure on her own was setting up the solar panel. I helped her set it up and we had a lengthy discussion on how it was supposed to work.
The solar panel connects via 2 wires to a small motor that powers the windmill.
The puzzle is made from pre-cut and scored foam boards that bend and lock perfectly to form the miniature windmill craft. Just look at how cute the little sofa looks. The attention to detail is amazing. from the chimney to the steps to the fence to the miniature bushes .. including a living room complete with a sofa, coffee table, carpet & TV had us giggling with excitement.
to say that this was a hit would be an understatement!!
We can’t wait to try out all the other puzzles in this range. It sure can help kids enhance their focus, matching skills and creativity. Gets a 5 star rating for me. Yes! this particular piece was slightly expensive at 450 rs, but there are other models with lesser complexity and cost.