Wednesday, July 11, 2007
For the man who has everything
Do you find yourself trapped in cubeland, occasionally flicking things at your coworkers? If so, perhaps a desktop-sized medieval siege engine would be just the ticket to disrupt your boring day.
Kaden at Eccentric Genius makes this 1/20th scale hanging counter-weight trebuchet. Fire a grape at that chatty neighbor. Or maybe a small, jiggly cube of your favorite gelatinous meat product.
He also makes a working guillotine. Damn, brother.
For more info on trebuchets and their use during medieval times, check out the NOVA Secrets of Lost Empires website on Medieval Siege here.
Last, but most importantly, let us pay homage to that great work of cinema that was the inspiration behind these interesting toys: The Holy Grail.
(Thanks to David from Boing Boing!)