Friday, 27 November 2015

Amazing Working Models - Just In!

Brilliant Automatons and Machines

Just arrived - amazing moving wooden models you can make yourself: an ornithopter, pet pteranodon or a dragon, a robotic arm and a medieval trebuchet. You put the whole mechanism together yourself using the parts and instructions in the kit. These fun projects teach maths, science, engineering, technology and critical thinking. Awesome for Christmas or any time. For ages 8 to adult.

OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE TO ORDER. Enquiries: books@maisiesbooks.biz or 08 8271 5333

Hydraulic Robotic Arm $44.90 Lift and move real objects (not the furniture!)
Medieval Trebuchet (sling shot) $44.90 Remember these from Horrible Histories?

Automaton Pteranodon $24.90 Turn the handle to see the flying motion.
Da Vinci Ornithopter $54.90 based on the great inventor's own design.

Automaton Dragon $39.90 Paint and name your dragon, and watch the life-like action.




Friday, 6 November 2015

We've Got Robots!

The perfect desk toy, wind up toy robots became popular after World War Two. Produced by Japan, the first models were probably the "Lilliput" and "Atomic". Both are still available as reproductions and you can buy them at Maisie's, along with many other wind-up collectibles. The mechanism is usually clockwork and the body is tin, often with a lithographed (printed) design. The "Planet" robot comes in red, black and silver, and is our most popular robot. Phone 8271 5333 and ask us to put yours on hold. books@maisiesbooks.biz Note: these tin collectibles don't meet Australian safety standards and are not suitable for young children. They make excellent gifts for grown-ups, however.

Robot "Atomic"
(large) $56.00
"Planet" comes in black, red
or silver chrome $39.90
Robot "Sparking Eyes"
$32.90