Rhino Beetle Aluminum Model Kit


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This unusual aluminum building kit features one of strongest creatures on earth, assembled from metal and bendable aluminum parts.  You may be wondering, what is the strongest creature on earth? Lion? Elephant? Ant? An African elephant would be an excellent guess. It can carry up to 25% of its own weight on its back.  An entomologist might say an ant. Well, an ant can drag similar proportional weight. If you guessed Rhinocerus Beetle, you are absolutely correct! The Rhino Beetle can carry 850 times its own weight!

Unfortunately, if you tried to test this fact on the Rhino Beetle model, its six bendable aluminum legs would collapse and squash it. However, it’s fun to assemble the 26 hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts, 4 screws, 4 nuts, and 7 springs. Assembly tools are included.  The beetle’s legs, wings, and horn are all moveable.

From Wikipedia –
Dynastinae or Rhinoceros Beetles are a subfamily of the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae). Other common names – some for particular groups of rhino beetles – are Hercules beetles, unicorn beetles or horn beetles. There are over 300 known species of rhino beetles. Many rhino beetles are well-known for their bizarre shapes and large size.

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