This is a model of a pin-tumbler lock mechanism in the form of a small lockable box, just big enough to hold a gift card, some money, or a secret message. The components of the kit are made of transparent acrylic to show very clearly how all such locks work: the pins, held in place with springs, block the barrel of the lock from opening. When the key is inserted, the pins all line up exactly with the edge of the tumbler, allowing the gift tray to slide out. If you give this model as a gift, assembled with a card inside, you can decide whether to give the recipient the key (easy to open) or just the included lock pick (for a challenge).
This kit includes 60 parts and took us about thirty minutes to complete.
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We strive to pack and ship all items within 24 hours of each order (Monday through Friday). However, we are a small team so during peak holiday season we kindly ask that you allow 3-5 days for your items to be sent on their way. Every box shipped from Art of Play is expertly packed by actual human beings (you can see their names written on your package slip). Everyone in our warehouse is paid a fair wage and treated with respect.
We will gladly offer a refund or store credit in exchange for any items returned within 30 days of the original order, as long as the items are still sealed in new condition. We cannot accept returns of opened or used items. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.