We are beyond thrilled to share that we just added two fantastic models to our Ugears family of products! Both of these are available for pre-order and will ship before the end of August.
If you prefer unusual and peculiar mechanical models, this Monowheel might just become your new favorite!
Browsing through old photo archives we stumbled upon an image of a fun and smart transport device invented at the beginning of the 20th century. This was a single wheel accommodating one passenger-driver sitting inside his curious device.
What really inspired us was a similar approach to the transmission employed in all the prototypes starting in the 1860s: a moving outer element with a stationary mechanism inside. Today we proudly present the all-wooden mechanical Monowheel!
The monowheel is built in a skeleton steampunk style, which means you can enjoy the beauty of moving gears. Despite its airy delicate appearance, this model is quite sturdy – you can take it outside and give it a good roll around on the pavement and other hard and semi-hard surfaces.
Have you ever observed mighty tugboats manoeuvering huge cruiseliners around a port? This mighty boat inspired our latest nautical Tugboat model - already on our website and available for pre-order.
The idea behind the tugboat model was to create a functional mechanism, but with a certain spice. It would make it both down-to-earth yet fascinating. And of course – it is still a marine transport!
The detailed body of the Tugboat is designed to expose the beautiful mechanism in motion. This way you will be able to fully appreciate the main technical features of this model.
The Ugears Tugboat mechanical model kit is comprised of 169 parts made of sustainably sourced high-grade wood and has everything you will need for assembly (including thread, hooks, and ropes).
Whenever you purchase $75 or more, add one of our Tribiks sets ($9.90) to the cart to get it ABSOLUTELY FREE! These tiny models make fantastic puzzles for kids.