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Greening of the planet

We are happy to inform you that UGears is taking part and is a partner of the global initiative "Greening of the planet".  Our joint aim is to plant 1 million trees in 100 countries in one day, on April 10. We appreciate your support as well. Please put your own plant, take a photo and register it on the project website or just send the details to us and we’ll fill the form for you. You can use the UGears assembled models on your photos and it will help to promote the brand. We would be happy to see your shared photos with us as well so we could use it in brand communication. Please feel free to share...

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Model of the week: Ugears Theater

The loyalty program continues www.ugearsmodels.us is thrilled to announce the continuation of our loyalty program in which we offer extra discounts on selected models. We aim to bring you the best mechanical toys and educational DIY sets, which you can assemble together with your family or friends! There are dozens of models to suit every taste and preference! The young actress Theater had been her passion for years, ever since her primary school days. She would imagine herself on the stage, acting out plays in front of the delighted audience. Oh, the deafening applause, the standing ovations, bouquets of...

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Assemble it and discover the principle of working of the Variator.

Find out about the Variator The Variator is a device that transfers and adjusts the engine torque by changing the ratio of gears. Gear ratio can change automatically, manually or within a pre-set program. The term most drivers use is Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT. With the Ugears Variator model you can learn and comprehend one of the most important parts of a car. Who invented the Variator and When In 1879 an American entrepreneur Milton Othello Reeves invented a device for use in sawmilling. That he then called a variable-speed transmission. Later he began fitting this transmission to his...

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Model of the week: Tram on Rails

Our loyalty program www.ugearsmodels.us is happy to announce the continuation of our loyalty program in which we offer extra discounts on selected models. We aim to bring you the best mechanical toys which you can assemble together with your family or friends! There are dozens of models to choose from, to suit every taste and preference! San Francisco trams The iconic San Francisco tram, typically referred to as a cable car, has been around since 1873. It endured the deadly 1906 earthquake and the plans to update the city transportation system in the middle of the 20th century. However, the cable car was...

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Find out about the Random Generator and learn how it works

Heads or tails For generations, humanity has been futilely wrestling with perennial questions, such as whose turn is it to take out the rubbish? Who will hoover today? And, of course, who does the dishes? Those who volunteer to do all these chores have our eternal respect. But what if no one volunteers? The fair way to handle this would be to let chance decide and throw a coin. If you have ever bet on heads or tails, this means you got close and personal with probability theory and its practical application. Mechanical method for random questions Ugears suggests an alternative to the classic coin...

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The power of the card

The perfect space It was Friday and Dan was about to leave his office for the weekend. He wanted it to be perfect, as a milestone meeting where the fate of his company would be decided was scheduled for Monday morning. They were about to strike a deal which would give them that big order – and they really needed it. Dan looked around the room attentively for the last time. Something was missing, but what? His desk was businesslike, as usual, with nothing but his laptop occupying it. That’s when a craftsman in him stirred and whispered softly but insistently. Dan smiled… Woodwork Back at his place...

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UGears models, old and new

They have arrived! All UGears fans are already well-familiar with never-getting-old hit models like Treasure Box, Train or Tractor. They remain the perfect DIY gifts for old and young! These exquisite wooden self-assembly sets satisfy our inner desire to create our own masterpieces. The new models, however, are here to challenge the old-school ones! The long-anticipated newest UGears models have just reached the US shores! www.ugearsmodels.us has them all! UGears Automation Cyclist This model is an ideal solution for all those who love working with wood and assembling models. It is also inseparable from the...

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Fantasy Carousel for romantic dreamers

The dance of our childhood The 3D Carousel Puzzle invites you to a holiday fairground, where the air is soaked with the smell of cotton candy and mulled wine, with sounds of music and happy laughter. The 3D Carousel puzzle can be rotated manually, for example by turning its roof. Made of a sustainable materials, it can become a wonderful surprise for someone who values ecological gifts. Add little birds Two kinds of horses rock up and down as the model spins – just like in the real carousels. The core of the model is a center pole that rotates in a direction opposite to the main platform making it look...

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Something that matters most

An alternative Do your days sometimes seem similar to one another? Do you ever catch yourself thinking you may be a bit tired of the same old same old stuff? Looking for a pastime with a difference? Assembling state-of-the-art wooden models may be an ideal solution to remind yourself of what life is all about! Following your dreams UGears mechanical models are DIY puzzles which do more than just entertain you! They show you the way things work and the mechanics behind them. Once assembled, our creations can move around, powered by rubber bands and your imagination! Appeal to an engineer within you and...

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What kids can do

The idea Mum and dad are wonderful people. Really. Their lives are not always easy, but then whose are? They probably work a bit more than they should, but now I understand that it’s for my future too. I’m 13 and I don’t take it for granted anymore, like I used to. So, for this St. Valentine’s Day I’ll make them a special gift, the one which would bring them together and let them do something fun!   Quality time We used to do plenty of things as a family: sports, cinema, various events. We went hiking, had picnics, flew kites, went snorkeling and took funny underwater shots. Once dad...

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The love story lasting a lifetime

My man He isn’t going to change… ever. And that’s what I love about him. We met at a car racing event. Him, a racing driver, one of the contestants in the spotlight. Me, a spectator, one of the many awed faces from the crowd. However slim the chances were, our eyes did meet and there was a sparkle. The sparkle which led us to going for it, checking where the tunnel of feeling would surface and, eventually, building our life together. The new him His racing day are long over, but his passion for it has never abated. Neither did our love and care for one another. Which is why, naturally, I’ve...

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Meet the new member of the mini-series family — Foldable Phone Holder!

Foldable Phone Holder UGears mini-series mechanical models have just acquired the one true champion in terms of combining functionality, staying tuned in with technological progress and our traditional pleasing-the-eye ecological wood designs! Behold, the Foldable Phone Holder! This amazing 3-D puzzle is easy enough to assemble with the help of our color step-by-step manual. What’s more, it will become your daily assistant and will take care of maintaining your phone in the upright position, enabling for more efficient work meetings, demonstrating magic tricks to your family via video chat or chewing on your...

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The best gift

The foresight I knew he wanted it to be special for me. I saw it in the sparkle of his eyes, the faint smile when he thought I wasn’t looking, the warmth and tender touch of his embrace. He knew all my passions: my love for art and for mechanics, my keen interest in the living world and the world of science. ‘What was it going to be?’ I wondered as the date was drawing nearer. I couldn’t guess, but I knew that whichever option he would choose, it wouldn’t disappoint me! The butterfly One day I just saw it standing there, on the top shelf in the wardrobe, behind some hats and scarves – a...

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Automaton Cyclist new model by UGears

The road of champions The new automaton by UGears, a bold and beautiful model for real champions, is rolling in to take us to new victories. Introducing our latest addition to the UGears automatons family, The Cyclist. Inspired by classic Tour De France chronicles, The Cyclist embodies the spirit of competition, the great sport and even a greater victory. The signature UGears design makes this outstanding model – it is a fun build and an original décor element in any home or office. The magic of simple mechanisms While we have no doubt you’ll like the looks of our champion, the main feature is of...

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The final 2020 story

One more gift She had it all. Toys, treats, gadgets, entertainment of any sort had been lavished on her since her early days. Yet, in the midst of all this abundance, something was missing. She desperately wanted Dad to come home for this symbolic changing of the years. She knew that he was working far away on an impossibly tight schedule and him returning for New Year’s eve was unlikely, if not impossible. Yet, she couldn’t help but wish for him to appear at the doorstep of their house in rural Pennsylvania, embrace her and Mom and spend the evening together, as they once had… If only you wish hard...

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The time when presents come alive

A dream present Little Jenny knew what she wanted for New Year. She also knew she wasn’t probably going to get it, since she was already five and started suspecting that Santa’s presents under the tree were her parents’ doing. She wrote that letter to Santa anyway, hoping for a miracle, despite all odds. When she was falling asleep that night, she whispered ‘Love you, Santa’ and got immersed into the shadowy kingdom of visions and illusions. Hand on the throttle This was the year when he was going to retire, to let his younger brother carry on the family tradition of gift-giving and spreading...

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Getting home for Christmas

The night train The locomotive was on the move and the team of Santa’s most experienced elves on board were busy packing the last of Christmas gifts for children and their parents. As the massive body of the magical train was roaring along the tracks, past the frozen lakes and silent woods, past the snow-filled ravines and somber mountains, the last of the ribbons were being cut and the last of the greetings were being attached to the packages about to be delivered. No one expected the thing which would happen next… The light in the sky All of a sudden, the night sky exploded with a whirlpool of colors,...

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UGears Warm Festive Evening

The Christmas Rush He was in a hurry, all the Christmas shopping and festive chores coming together to fill his day. Boxes of presents bulged through his heavy backpack, but it didn’t bother Eliot in the least. After all, he was returning home, to his beloved family and their heartfelt smiles and embraces. The gifts were another excuse to tell them he loved them with all his heart. Smiling to himself, he stopped at the red light and suddenly noticed something that made his heart beat a bit faster. Slowly, he turned and took a few steps toward an old wall, where the man who caught his attention was...

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The Discovery

At last It looked like this was the day. He had been experiencing this tingling feeling of anticipation for days and today it was almost electric. After weeks at sea his research vessel was nearing the island which probably held the greatest Christmas mystery, which had been puzzling kids around the globe since the beginning of time. He felt they were about to discover Santa’s residence. Santa home Stepping ashore, they were greeted by the excited high-pitched calls of seals, whose thick skin prevented them from freezing in the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean. Towering cliffs of seemingly eternal...

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The night job

The descent He peered in – nothing. The shapeless black void, as usual. Suppressing a sigh, he went in, feet first and down the chimney of this two-family house in the vicinity of the city of Boston. Once in, with century-refined precise movements, he took the presents out and placed them in their designated places. Yes, these children have been good and each deserved a little something from Santa, is it was the very person leaving parcels around the mantelpiece. The vehicle Why did he always have to use the reindeer? His gaze fell on the boxes he was about to deliver to the next household. The box...

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