When we first spotted this Stirling Warwolf Trebuchet kit, we thought our dreams had come true. At last we could defeat our neighbors, if not in a landscaping-off, at least in an old fashioned, purely American arms race. But then we saw the all-too-reasonable price of $189. And we knew this trebuchet was only moderately awesome and probably wouldn't help us defeat the neighborhood any time soon.
At 1/20th scale, this historic replica trebuchet is built (by you) from about 140 pieces and stands 18 inches tall with an arm that reaches 32 inches at peak. Launching packaged projectiles 40 to 60 feet, we realize that maybe a real trebuchet would have been overkill for our purposes. And this Warwolf may provide just enough kill. We'll keep you apprised on the ensuing war. [product via gizmowatch]