UGEARS «Tower Windmill»

ugears Tower Windmill model kit 3D
Name:Tower Windmill
Level (Complexity):Hard (7)
Type:Wooden 3D Puzzle
Object:assembling the mechanism
Number of components:585
Estimated time:12-15 Hours
Size:13.8×18.9×8.7 in (35×48.5×22 cm)
Packaging:cardboard 14.6×6.7×2 in (37.8×17×5 cm)
Materials used:Organic wooden pieces
Safety:sharp objects, choking hazard

Visual Description

Tower Windmill by Ugears is not another average model in the line up, but a whole adventure inspired by medieval England and classic Spanish literature.

The construction is based on real structure — Chesterton Windmill that was build in XVII century and later restored in the 60s of XX. The uniqueness of the construction built by a prominent figure of that time — Sir Edward Peyto — is in the unusual arched base. The tower itself was built to become an observatory for English nobleman, or so the legend says. Anyhow, in the end it became a windmill that later became an inspiration for that particular Ugears model.

The visual representation of the Windmill is as unique as the story about it. Lower half of the Windmill is a rotating cylinder adorned with spiral exterior and the gears of the interior combine into an intertwined moving mechanism that is breathtaking in motion.

Main Features

There quite a few features that are worth mentioning — first, the sails can be rotated by a wind-up mechanism and will actually produce a strong wind. Not really a substitution to an electric fan due to short duration of the wind-up mechanism, but nevertheless exciting and amusing.

The windmill can also act like a real one — the sails will rotate when getting enough wind in them.

Also, the above mentioned rotating base basically acts as a “spiral staircase”. The screw conveyor is a chief part of the model’s mechanism.

And last, but not least — there is a few small models that represent fabled Don Quixote and his brave companion Sancho Panza, characters originally depicted in a classic novel by Miguel De Cervantes.

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A very interesting model with its own story, heart and soul. Quite complex and will take a lot of time to assemble.

The only drawback we could see that the construction itself seems a bit fragile and unstable at times due to “steampunk skeleton” construction.

Otherwise, a great model that is definitely both exciting and visually great.

Where to buy

Check prices for Ugears Tower Windmill

Assembly Tips

  • Detailed assembly tips of Ugears mechanical models you can find here.
  • Download full PDF instruction in 11 languages with pictures to Tower Windmill here.
  • Watch full Tower Windmill assembly video below.

Important Notes

  • Made of high-quality plywood
  • Can be a great idea to place it on a shelf together with Archballista or put it on side of a railroad with the Locomotive coming through.
  • Perfect for family projects through hands-on STEM learning


  • Detailed answers on Frequently Asked Questions about Ugears mechanical models you can find here.
  • If you still have questions, ask them in the comments. We will answer in detail and include them in the FAQ list.

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