There is an unavoidable paradigm in the modern world and it relates to the amount of time our children spend in front of a digital screen each and every day. On average, kids aged between 8 and 13 spend around 6 hours every day in front of a screen of some kind, whether it belongs to a smartphone, laptop or tablet, there is more opportunity to get online than ever before.

The fact that you’re almost certainly reading these very words on a screen backs up our point, but the good news that even in this digital age, there are still ways to stimulate the mind that don’t need a power chord and a screen. So, if you’re looking for something to prize your young ones or even yourself away from the virtual world, then we may just have the product for you.

Analogue Stimulation

At UGears, we offer a stunning range of precision-engineered 3-dimensional plywood models that have fully-functioning moving parts that really bring them to life. When you take a look at our mechanical construction kits up close, you’d could be forgiven for thinking that there are created from an array of materials, but believe it or not, plywood sourced from sustainable forests is the only thing that’s used to create them.


The enjoyment of model building is something that has largely been lost to the younger generations because of the ubiquitous nature of games consoles, phones and computers. The intense satisfaction that your child will get from completing one of our 3D models cannot be underestimated, as they are much high quality and much sturdier than traditional, lower-quality plastic models.

This means that their completed model is something that can be displayed as an ornament in their room and enjoyed for years to come. You never know, you might just help them get the modelling bug and wanting to build a collection!

No Glues or Tools Needed

In the UGears range of mechanical plywood models, we have a variety of models that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Our simpler models (which still look amazing by the way!) are easy to assemble, involve no adhesives or tools and are easily pressed out of their packaging - even by little hands.

UGears models are so impressive when finished that they may seem beyond the ability of kids and novice model builders, but you needn’t worry, as there are detailed instructions inside to be followed. Before you know it, you’ll be looking at your own beautiful creation.

So, if you’d like to see the full range of models to get your kids crafting instead of Instagram-ing, gaming and playing Facebook games, take a look through our website