Since we began creating our patented 3D mechanical models back in 2014, we have supplied our products to thousands of customers all around the world. The feedback we have received has been nothing short of incredible, so we thought we would put a spotlight on our most popular models which are based on the customer reviews for each one.

 So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the UGears models that have been the most popular of the last five years and what has made them such a hit with our customers across the globe.

 In Third Place - The U9 Grand Prix Car


 We’re doing our top three list in ascending order, so we start with our third placed model, which is the amazing U9 Grand Prix Car. This beauty features a fully-functioning 16 valve V8 engine and it can even move under its own steam. When you look under the bonnet and see the pistons moving just like the real thing, you could be forgiven for forgetting that the entire model is made from sustainably sourced plywood and nothing else! It’s easy to see why this one is in our top three.

 In Second Place - The Steam Locomotive


 The second most popular from our range is the classic steam locomotive, which is a great model and one that’s particularly favoured by train enthusiasts. One reason for this is the attention to detail that has been paid to creating a model that is just like a real 19th-century steam engine complete with driver’s window, spinning gears and asynchronous pistons. It’s even got a working lever inside the cabin and a roof hatch so that you can see everything inside. This one is a train-lovers delight and a worthy recipient of second place.

 In First Place - The Chronograph


The holder of top spot on our list is the classic chronograph, which is unique and beautiful in equal measure. This model is the perfect working decoration for your home or desk at work and thanks to its highly efficient roller pendulum and intricate gearing and rubber band-powered timer, it can be set to operate for up to 20 minutes on a single wind. Perhaps it is the simplicity of the design and the ease of which it can be constructed that makes it our most popular model.


What Makes UGears Models So Special?

 UGears mechanical models are unique in a number of ways, such as the lack of need for glue or batteries to create a moving 3D creation that looks amazing. They’re about as far removed from other types of models as they could possibly be and once completed, they become a keepsake that you keep as a prized ornament for you to enjoy for years.

 If you would like to know more about any of the models we’ve talked about today or details about our entire range, you should take a look through our website There you’ll find everything you need to know and more, as well as a video tutorial or two to help you get started.