If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, you might be interested in the world globe for splicing mechanical gears made of wood, developed by the Wooblock team and now available on Kickstarter. With over 480 backers, the project has exceeded its required commitment target and raised nearly $ 50,000 with 23 days remaining. Delivered in Kit format the unique world globe has a magnetic structure and was inspired by Magellan’s circumnavigation.
“The Portuguese explorer Magellan, who was the first person to circumnavigate the world. He sailed from Spain to South America, discovered the Strait of Magellan and finally crossed the Pacific to the rich spice islands of Indonesia. Magnets are attached to the small ship and under the base. Use the magnetic force effect, the small ship automatically moves in a circle, as if Magellan’s circumnavigation of the world. Conquer the ocean and places on earth that we have not yet explored or discovered. “
Splice globe made of wood with mechanical transmission
Early booking confirmation at a special price are now available for the interesting project starting at around $ 69 or £ 53 (depending on current exchange rates) and offer a sizable discount of around 37% off the sale price while Kickstarter crowd funding is ongoing.
“14 kinds of characteristic functions include thumbtack marker, city sculpture display, oceans and continents 3D display, exquisite continental carving, restoration of continental topographical structure (minimum size of continental parts is 4 * 4mm), small ship with circular movement, storage box, Latitude and longitude scale, electric motor drive, Magellan circumnavigation, sights of scenic and historical importance, glue-free, mortise and tenon mounting, blue ocean color printing in one. The splicing toy WOOBLOCK is not only fun when splicing. “
Assuming the crowdfunding campaign successfully achieves its required commitment target and the project progresses smoothly, it is expected to ship worldwide in February 2022. To learn more about the project, watch the promotional video below.
For a full list of all available special commitments, stretch goals, additional media, and detailed specifications for those, please see the link below on the official crowdfunding campaign page.
Source : Kickstarter
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