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Classic Fun Activities for All the Family this Christmas

Christmas in the modern day can be very digitally oriented, with much of the time being spent in front of the TV or playing video games. However, there’s only so many computer games that can be played and movies that can be watched during the holidays before it all becomes….well, a bit boring. Which then raises the question…”what can we do now?” Well, we would like to introduce to you a pastime that not only harks back to the days before smartphones and games consoles, but also back to the day when the only video games were those found down at the arcade. We’re talking about the wonderful world of model making - but with a twist! At UGears, we...

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Top Eco-Toy Brands

The toy industry is much better known for shilling cheap plastics and toxic chemicals than for transparency and high environmental standards. The green toy market offers myriad FSC-certified wooden blocks (a must for every toy box, to be sure), but sourcing other green play options can be a challenge at the best of times. During the holiday season it’s even harder than usual for parents to resist the siren’s call to buy this year’s hottest toy. Kids don’t always understand why you even want to try. We’ve rounded up a few companies making toys that kids will love and parents can feel good about.  If you’re wondering why this list omits stalwarts Green Toys and Plan Toys, it’s because we already covered them in last year’s...

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The Best Christmas Gift for Him - That You Won’t Find on the High Street

When you’re scouring the shops to find that special gift for the man in your life, it can be difficult to find something that doesn’t fall into some sort of Christmas cliché. Socks, aftershave and slippers all fall into this category and whilst they’ll appreciate any gift they receive, this kind is not going to be something they’ll remember for long. How would you like to get him something this year that truly makes his eyes light up and that he’ll remember and be able to enjoy for many Christmases to come? Well, that’s what we offer at UGears, as we manufacture some of the most intriguing and stimulating mechanical models on the market. More Than Just a Model When...

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Creative Gifts for the Model-Building Hobbyist in Your Life

If you have someone in your life who’s keen on model making, it can be quite difficult to know what to buy them as a gift when special occasions come around. Whilst knowing that they love models is a great place to start, knowing which exactly one is going to make their eyes light up with delight is quite a bit trickier. There’s so many to choose from and if you’re not into models yourself, it can be more than a little confusing. So, where do you start looking for the ideal modelling gift for the model enthusiast in your life? The good news is that at UGears, we are very much able to help in your search, as we...

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Christmas markets in London and Edinbrugh

UGears Mechanical Models first year at Winter WonderlandMechanical construction kits company expands into the Christmas Markets in the UK covering Winter Wonderland and Edinburgh Christmas MarketLondon   UGears - the creator and manufacturer of patented self-propelled mechanical model kits, designed for self-assembly without glue and made entirelyof high-grade sustainable wooden material, opened its first stalls at Winter Wonderland andEdinburgh Christmas market.Daria Dubets, Company Director, UGears UK, said ‘Some of our models draw inspirationfrom real-life mechanisms, some embody our unique ideas, and all of them have beendesigned by UGears from scratch. Our models are the original all-occasional gift, fun andsmart hobby for kids and grown-ups of all ages, so we are sure they’ll complement well theoffering of Wonderland stalls”.UGears launched in the...

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