Vitascope Mechanical Model

Let the cameras roll!

(1 customer review)


18 in stock

Whirligig Code: 10477 Categories: ,

Product Recommended age: 12 Plus


If you love an old movie on a rainy afternoon, this is the model for you. A Vitascope that will play a reel of actual film!

Start by slotting the laser cut pieces of wood together – supplied with everything you need and really good instructions that will take you step by step. The model has a hand crank which will roll a real piece of film through the projector, creating a comedy sketch that will run and run. A dark room is required to show the film, and if you have other films from way back when, they can also be shown. A great building project and a view of the past which is an insight into a world that we may have forgotten.

The building project will take between 4-8 hours to complete and is clearly one for someone who has done some building previously. Recommended at 14 , this might be a great present for an older child. Completely fascinating to watch.

  • The end product is really impressive
  • They will want to show everyone what they have done
  • The instructions are really clear

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1 review for Vitascope Mechanical Model

  1. Catherine

    AMAZING! I have had many whirligig kits over the past few years and this has by far been the best one! The pieces didn’t need sanding and were easy to remove from the sheet. Unlike other kits I’ve had, this one had a good amount of spare parts that I enjoyed putting together to create a little thing that makes clicking sounds. I highly recommend this kit to people from around the age of 14 (like it says on the box) but some parts can be tricky so an adult might need to help a bit to avoid any breakages of pieces. It works very well and was thoroughly enjoyable to make!

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