UGears Butterfly


The Butterfly is not a static stand model, but an animated kinetic sculpture. Equipped with a rubber-band motor, the mechanical automaton moves imitating the flutter of a butterfly with no external power source or batteries.

The delicate wings of The Butterfly are made of craft paper. The lower wings change their tilt angle when the model is working to ensure that the movements of the automaton resemble those of a real butterfly. Two front pairs of its legs move while the wings flutter. The back pair of legs are used as launch/stop levers of the rubber-band motor. The Butterfly sits on a flower-shaped platform. The elastic support slightly bounces the model, making its movements more realistic so that The Butterfly dances and flutters in the air approaching the flower.

Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting

  • 61 parts
  • ~2 hour build time 
  • Model Size: 55 x 29 x 40 cm
  • Ages 14+

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