Keith Newstead's Pegasus Wooden Automata Kit (Colorful)
Create your Curious Contraptions-inspired automata with an ARToy Moving Model Kit. These sculptures are made from precision-cut, high-quality recyclable pinewood and can be assembled in an easy three-step process. No tools are required. Building a sculpture teaches mechanical DIY concepts in an entertaining, hands-on fashion that both children and adults can enjoy.
British artist Keith Newstead designed the ARToy Moving Kits, and the sculptures’ unique combination of whimsical art, craft, graphics, and movements show Newstead’s fascination with the science and art of automata.
This 9”x 6”x2” sculpture is called Pegasus, the winged horse depicted in Greek Mythology. Turn the crank as you imagine him transporting thunderbolts for Zeus, who placed the figure of Pegasus among the constellations in the night sky.