The Archimedes screw was invented thousands of years ago but is still in vast use to this day and the VEX screw lift is a great way to fully understand this ingenious idea.
The 170+ piece DIY set comes with everything you need to transport items to a higher ground. This particular screw lift can move the eight balls up through the circuit at a speed of one per second which is pretty darn impressive - all you need to do is build it! You can tell your Dad to put his toolbox away too as this awesome set doesn’t need any tooling, all the pieces simply click and connect together. The illustrated instructions for this intermediate kit are easy to follow and the full build should take you are 3-5 hours to do.
Once completed, this revolutionary screw lift can be powered using the Kinetic Knob. Every time you wind this you can enjoy watching it turn other cogs and gears to make the screw twist. If an Archimedes screw lift isn’t cool enough for you then you’ll be happy to know that two alternative builds are included. A cool Sabre and Tank design are also buildable from this set and each of the pieces can be combined with other VEX sets.