A Kinetic Garden Pinwheel, also called a kinetic wind spinner, is capable of bringing a good deal of joy and interest to a garden space, as well as a bit of sculpture and style. The movement of these pieces draws the eye, and often gives a sense of calm and serenity, watching the hypnotic movements and gyrations. One of our favorites that doesn’t break the bank is the Rainbow Wind Spinner by Bits and Pieces [Amazon Link]. Gone are the days when wind sculptures were really expensive, and so a person with a limited budget would think thrice before investing in one.
This wind sculpture creates stunning visual effects for the way it is designed. It is made out of a weather resistant powder coated steel, which is durable enough to last nearly for a lifetime.
This article takes a close look at the Rainbow Kinetic Wind Spinner, and reviews its features and aesthetics.
Bits and Pieces – Rainbow Kinetic Garden Pinwheel Review
In this review, all the aspects of the Rainbow Wind Spinner are covered, so as to provide the reader a deep insight into the quality of this product along with features such as dimensions, functionality, and aesthetics.
To start with, let’s take a quick look at the Rainbow Wind Spinner in action!
Key Features at a Glance
- Made of a weather resistant steel, which is durable and very long-lasting
- Moves in a gentle motion even through very low wind speeds
- Dual rotors with 12 colored leaves each
- Attractive aesthetics
- Simple and easy assembly
- Bargain price
Dimensions and Specs
- Stands 74″ tall with a 10” stake for greater sturdiness.
- The diameter of the spinners is around 16”
The Rainbow Wind Spinner by Bits and Pieces is certainly one of the most captivating yet highly affordable wind spinners on the market. It seems like it has been designed specifically for all the money savers out there, unlike the Stanwood kinetic wind spinners we reviewed.
The dual rotators move in opposite directions, allowing dual view (front and back) which simply increases the magnificence of your garden a great deal. All in all, the Rainbow Wind Spinner is a wonderful combination of affordability, beauty, and reliability.
This spinner is very similar to the Stanwood linked above, but made of less expensive materials, and painted in a rainbow hue. It is quite surprising to see a good quality weather resistant metal used on a sculpture that does not cost hundreds of dollars.
While you might have to look out for its shine by using a coating spray at regular intervals, it is a great deal for those on a budget.
This product does not come pre-assembled. Nevertheless, the simple instruction manual that comes along with it allows you to put it together in less than half an hour.
Given the price of these wind spinners, the aesthetic value is quite solid. As its name implies, the Rainbow Wind Spinner creates a magnificent rainbow effect as the spinner spins in a constant rotational motion around its axis.
If you like color, these might even be a better choice than the super high quality Stanwood sculptures. While it might not be able to compete with the more expensive options in terms of build quality, there is still a lot that this wind sculpture offers for its price.
As far as its placement is concerned, it is best suited for gardens that contain a number of colorful flowers and plants. This is because colors in the background will give this wind spinner a nice contrast, hence increasing the overall elegance of your garden.
The Rainbow Wind Spinner by Bits and Pieces contains dual rotators, each of which has 12 leaves. The spinners rotate very gently with the slightest of wind speeds, hence creating a captivating rainbow-like effect.
Since the wind speeds and directions are totally irregular, there is no fixed point for it to receive optimum wind perpendicular to its cross-section. Its placement would hence be a matter of personal preference, as it is capable of rotating with slight breeze anyway. After all, the bearings that are used in the spinners offer a minimum amount of friction.
Material and Build Quality
For the price, the material that which this wind spinner is built of is indeed impressive. It is made out of a weather resistant powder coated steel, which is sturdy enough to withstand the toughest of all weather conditions. Hence, you certainly will not have to worry about it being blown away by storms. Nevertheless, removing the spinners before a predicted storm is still advised.
In comparison to many expensive options in the market, the assembly of this wind spinner is rather simple and straightforward. It comes with an instruction manual, which is written in simple language for everyone to understand. Following it, it would take less than half an hour for you to set it up.
However, keep in mind that this wind spinner has to be mounted in moist soil. Hence, it is advised to pour a bucket of water over the ground so that it soaks enough water.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The wheels of this wind spinner are quite close to each other, and since each of them has 12 leaves, cleaning them might be a little tough.
Regular cleaning to brush the accumulated dust off, followed by a spray coating to preserve its shine are two important steps that every owner needs to follow with discipline.
For safety purposes, do not forget to mount the spinners off before an expected wind storm.
The Bottom Line – Rainbow Kinetic Wind Spinner
The Bits n Pieces rainbow kinetic pinwheel spinner is a great choice for those looking for an interesting garden sculpture on a budget. It is far less expensive than several of the other similar spinners on the market, and it looks great. The rainbow colors are quite cheerful, and the build quality is quite reasonable given the price point these are positioned at.