Penny Farthing

$18.00
SKU: MMS087

Build your own Penny Farthing model from this amazing METAL EARTH kit. The parts are laser cut from ultra-thin flexible steel sheets. No gluing or soldering is required – just pop out the pieces and connect using tabs and holes.

Kit includes:

  • 2 x 11cm square sheets with 20 pre-cut pieces
  • Full printed illustrated instructions

Approximate assembled size: 8.7 x 3.0 x 7.3 cm

Build difficulty: moderate

Recommended ages: 14+

Recommended tools:

Compatible accessories:

Warning:

  • Not a toy
  • Contains sharp edges
  • Contains small parts

Model number: MMS087

Shipping

Several shipping options are displayed during checkout. Prices start at just $1.00, but note the following:

Regular letter: this is the cheapest option and is available if you're ordering 1 or 2 Metal Earth kits. This is sent using the standard Australia Post letter service which is cheap, but slower than parcels. No tracking is provided.

Priority letter: arrives one day faster than the regular service, but it's still sent as a letter with no tracking. 

Other services: both regular and express parcel services are available and in these cases tracking is provided. Our preferred shipper is Fastway as they provide tracking and signature on delivery for an affordable price. 

About the Penny Farthing

This early bicycle design called the Penny-farthing was first produced about 1870. It used an enlarged front wheel instead of gears to create greater speed and a smoother ride. It was the first machine to be called a bicycle.

Support

Build video (created by YouTube user animateorange)