Puzzle gifts for him
When you think of puzzles, the first thing that probably comes to mind is quiet and slightly dull evenings in the light of a table lamp bending over an impressionist painting, a country cottage or kittens in a basket. We are glad to assure you that not all puzzles are like this. Mind puzzles for adults do not have to be restricted to boring images on a flat surface that are compiled of hundreds of tiny pieces that get easily knocked off the table with just one movement of an elbow. Do not immediately sweep puzzle gifts for your boyfriend under the carpet. If you are struggling to find an exciting gift that he won’t simply put on a shelf and forget about in seconds, craft kits is a way to go, because they will keep his mind occupied for some time, give him a sense of accomplishment once he is done with making these objects all by himself, or become an elegant element of décor for his home or office, and, finally, make him grateful that you were the person that gave him such a multi-level experience together with the present.
Wooden building kits for adults
UGears makes wooden 3D puzzle sets that are technically puzzles, because they do not require the use of glue or other special tools at any stage of their assembly, are pre-cut, and are easily joined together just like any typical jigsaw puzzle, but are in fact much more than just that. 3D puzzle sets by UGears are wooden craft kits for adults and children. Each model comes with an assembly manual, estimated assembly time and difficulty level. So if you are thinking that your boyfriend or husband is too old for craft kits, our 800-piece puzzle sets would be happy to prove you wrong.
All UGears wooden model building kits for adults feature mechanical elements and numerous moving parts. They are made of high-grade natural plywood that is pleasant to the touch and very easy to work with, so the craftsman can focus on the mechanism and enjoy the sometimes quite lengthy assembly process to the fullest.
Let’s take a closer look at the UGears sets that could make a perfect gift for your significant other.
UGears Locomotive + Railway Platform + Rails
The UGears Locomotive + Railway Platform + Rails set is the first item on our list of unique gifts for him not only because it is one of the biggest ones, but also because, well, boys love trains. The best feature of this model is a miniature copy of a steam engine that, even though it doesn’t use the actual steam, as the Locomotive is powered by a rubber band motor and an assortment of gears, is perfectly visible and is fascinating to watch in action. The set also includes 13 feet of rails and a charming 19th century-style railway platform with a clock, lamp posts, and a bench.
The Locomotive set is labeled as ‘Hard’ to assemble with 839 parts and an estimated 9 to 16 hours of work.
UGears Trimaran Merihobus
Some boys love trains, while others are more into boats. And the latter are the ones who this puzzle set is for. This magnificent miniature copy of a classic yacht has everything a real one would need to embark on a journey, including bulkheads, frames, and beams. Any boat enthusiast would be excited to watch as the staysail rolls up or as the anchor gets dropped down with the help from an automatic-tensioning mechanism. Sail booms are operated with a lever that pulls the sheet of the boom, which makes this model bear remarkable resemblance to a real yacht.
The Trimaran Merihobus will take approximately from 9 to 16 hours to build, and it consists of 237 parts.
UGears Horse Mechanoid
Every member of the UGears team has his own favorite hobby, and this is why our sets try to cover as many themes of the hobby world as possible to make our sets fit every preference. For example, this UGears Horse Mechanoid set is intended for the fans of robots, as this model moves like a real quadruped. We cannot say that it was an easy model to design. After all, unlike other common means of transport, horses tend to have a different build, and making this mechanical model keep its balance while moving has been one of the biggest challenges for the UGears’ engineers. And although this beautiful mechanical horse won’t go very far, the intricate mechanism that includes a rubber band motor and a pendulum in its chest is perfectly visible and is truly fascinating to watch in action.
With only 416 parts in the set, it will nevertheless take from 9 to 16 hours to build the Horse Mechanoid.
This UGears Hurdy-Gurdy can become one of the most valued and memorable presents ever for guys with a creative bone and a passion for music history. Most of us might have heard the ‘Hurdy Gurdy man’ song by Donovan, but are much less likely to have heard what this whimsical-looking instrument actually sounds like. An incredible illustration of the evolution of musical instruments, a hurdy-gurdy looks like a violin and sound like a bagpipe. And this beautiful wooden Hurdy-Gurdy model can produce sound as well! It just requires a bit of tuning together with 4 to 8 hours of assembly of its 292 parts.
UGears Dream Cabriolet VM-05
UGears Dream Cabriolet VM-05 has a special place among all the mechanical vehicle models by UGears, because of its nostalgic nature that would appeal to a true romantic and a fan of vintage cars. This iconic 1950s convertible features a great deal of moving parts from opening doors, trunk, and hood to windshield wipers, window cranks, and reclining seats! Just like many other UGears mechanical puzzle sets, this one is set in motion by means of a rubber band motor. In addition, the Dream Cabriolet features a V-8 configuration engine that provides for its forward and reverse movement.
This model is labeled as ‘Hard’ with 9 to 16 hours of assembly and 739 parts.
UGears Tram Line Model
The UGears Tram Line Model is more elegant and compact than the Locomotive set, but is still exciting to both build and observe in action. It is the first model from the UGears’ Mechanical Town series and has all the potential it needs to become a real treat for those who enjoy miniature cities. The set consist of 14 parts, such as a tram car, a tram stop platform, a tram depot, a beautifully-carved footbridge, straight and radius tracks, street lamps, as well as little figurines of people, including a gentleman, a woman with a dog, a man with a newspaper, an ice-cream seller, a man on a horse, a newsboy, and a factory worker.
This is a challenging set to assemble with an estimated 4 to 8 hours of pure construction fun and 284 parts.
UGears Game Master’s Screen
The UGears Game Master’s Screen set is a part of a special series for the fans of tabletop RPG games. When folded, the Game Master’s Screen looks more like a fantasy book than a device that will save your RPG-lover’s time and tablespace. This book unfolds into a screen that consists of 2 to 4 panels that slide underneath one another and can accommodate A4 or 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper with campaigns and storylines.
This set consists of 160 parts and takes 1 to 3 hours to build, which is fast enough for your gamer to move on to the main fun: creating a campaign.
Gears Card Holder
Just like the previous set, the UGears Card Holder is a part of the same series and is a great way to store game accessories, while also saving space on the game table. The exterior of the box by itself creates a special setting for the game nights, but wait till it turns into an ergonomic staircase that can accommodate up to 400 2.50” x 3.46” cards and up to a 100 1.77” x 2.68” cards.
This set takes only from 1 to 3 hours to build and it consists of 77 parts.
UGears Heavy Boy Truck VM-03
UGears Heavy Boy Truck VM-03 is a great example of heavy machinery in the UGears’ collection. Featuring a powerful copy of an R6 engine, this truck can travel for up to 16 feet powered by a rubber band motor, all the valves of which can be observed under the hood. Just like Dream Cabriolet VM-05 set, this model features a transmission element that allows it to go forward and in reverse, while many moving parts, such as doors and the gearstick, make Heavy Boy Truck VM-03 even more realistic.
541 parts and an estimated assembly time between 4 and 8 hours put this set in the ‘Hard’ assembly category, but the fun your boyfriend is going to have during the construction either by himself or with a group of friends will be definitely worth it.
The UGears Monowheel 3D puzzle set would have rightfully taken its place at the top of our Exclusive Wood Puzzles list if we were to make one because you will not find anything like it anywhere else. We can almost hear you asking this question: ‘What is it exactly?’ when looking at this model for the first time. The answer that would be the closest to the truth is that it is a mechanical model, which is based on an early 20th-century transportation device that was initially intended for one driver, but, unfortunately, could not compete with the rapidly developing automotive industry. But the beauty of the Monowheel lies not only in the tragic backstory of its prototype but also in its unique appearance and its capabilities. Powered by a self-propelled rubber band motor and operating in two modes, it can cover up to 16 feet on any firm surface. The lucky owner can take the Monowheel with him to a park without hesitation, as the first mode with the wheels out allows this model to stop with an elegant turn as soon as the motor’s resource runs out.
Consisting of 300 parts, this set promises only 1 to 3 hours of exciting assembly time and a ton of admiring and surprised looks.