Are you looking for an Easter gift that won't cause the recipient to add pounds to their waistline? Then consider buying mechanical model kits this year!

As Easter approaches again in 2023, the mind conjures images of chocolate eggs and other tasty confectionaries that mark the occasion. However, if you're a little fed up with chocolate and you're looking for something that won’t add to the recipients waistline this Easter, why not consider one of the many awesome mechanical model kits on the market?

Offer hours of fun - and not a single calorie - modern mechanical model kits for adults and children from Metal Time offer something new…something different. There's often quite a bit of spare time over the Easter period, so what better way to ensure that time is filled with enjoyment? Still need some convincing? Let's have a look at what we’re talking about.

Incredible 3D Puzzles For Adults

Some of the puzzle kits for adults available from Metal Time need to be seen to be believed, such is the intricate nature of their design. Representing a feat of engineering, the following models will make anyone smile on Easter Sunday.

The Nautilus Submarine

The first of the incredible puzzle kits for adults available is the Nautilus Submarine by Metal Time, which is a 91-piece kit that takes around 8 hours to assemble. Reminiscent of the marine vessel piloted by Captain Nemo in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

With a fully-functioning mechanical drive inside, this is an impressive-looking vehicle. While this version might not be sea-worthy, it's terrific fun to piece together and looks great on the mantlepiece as a decoration.

The Lifting Spirit Helicopter

Our next example of engineering brilliance comes in the form of the Lifting Spirit Helicopter. The helicopter has come a long way since its invention in Kyiv in 1889, and this is a model kit that accurately represents the very best. Featuring an internal clockwork engine that drives the realistic rotors, the maker gets to see it materialise before their eyes.

With 134 pieces in total, this is one of the more challenging mechanical model kits in the Metal Time range, so it's one that will appeal to more experienced modellers.

The Grande Pianola

Lastly, we look at The Grande Pianola - a great option for all those music lovers out there this Easter. With just 31 pieces, this is an option for those new to the hobby modelling world - but it’s no less amazing than others in the range. Taking just 5 hours on average to piece together, this is a model that the recipient will be proud to say they made with their own two hands.

The completed model is too small to play, of course, but it does play music on its own - thanks to its internal mechanism!

Just a Selection of the Mechanical Model Kits Available

So, if you'd like to get something your loved ones aren't expecting this Easter, why not consider one of the many mechanical model kits for adults and children we have in stock at There you'll find many more from Metal Time, as well as other major manufacturers like Rolife, Time for Machine, Ugears and Rokr.

There are many to choose from, so if you have any trouble deciding which is right for you, we’re more than happy to help you. All you need to do is call us on 01926 864282 or email us at As soon as we receive your enquiry, we'll do our utmost to get back to you without delay.