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Da Vinci Series Bridge
Da Vinci Arch Bridge
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by: George Redell [ GEORGE4 ]

This is kit number 9 in the Da Vinci series. The kit has a small part count compare to some of the kits in the series and does not require any glue or painting. Included in the kit are 4 sprues, 2 base platforms, and a storage box, which I found to be a nice little touch. The total part count is 24 plastic parts, a majority of which are logs. There was no flash on any parts and the wood colored plastic looked realistic. The instructions allow for two builds, an elementary level and an advance level build. Simply put, the advance level adds two more sections to the arch bridge. The instructions were easy to follow making the build quick. Interlocking the logs in a set pattern the bridge goes together very nicely. Be careful, as the arch bridge gets longer it is easier to knock the logs out of the notches causing the bridge to collapse. The attached video shows how easy it is to construct the arch bridge.

Conclusion
I have to admit doing research on this kit has really opened my eyes to some of the fantastic designs Leonardo Da Vinci has done. It really makes you think how simple logs and nothing else can build a complex bridge. Academy has produced another great Da Vinci kit for all ages. When you are finished playing with it you can store all the parts in the supplied storage box that looks like a chest. My thanks to MRC for supplying this kit for review.
SUMMARY
Highs: Storage box for parts is a nice touch.
Lows: None
Verdict: Nice educational kit, very easy build for all ages.
Percentage Rating
94%
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: 18153
  Suggested Retail: 18.95
  PUBLISHED: Jun 05, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Italy
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.80%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.03%

About George Redell (George4)
FROM: ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES

I modeled a lot when I was young and have gotten back into the hobby about 5 years ago. I like doing all types of kits, for me its about enjoying the subject. This is a great hobby please encourage our younger generation to get involved.

Copyright ©2017 text by George Redell [ GEORGE4 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


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