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The Latest Kickstarter and More!

The Latest Kickstarter and More! 0

The Latest Kickstarter

You wouldn't be wrong to think that we are passionate about mechanics, engineering and learning how things work. However, would you guess that we also board game enthusiasts? What can we say - we like the challenge and excitement the game brings as much as we love smart mechanisms. As a result, we are proudly presenting the new Ugears Games collection, the series of unique functional wooden mechanical devices designed to handle, transport and store game elements in various tabletop games, right now exclusively on Kickstarter!

The Card Holder, the Modular Dice Tower, The Deck Box, the Game Master’s Screen and traditionally, the Secret Device will become the smart assistants in your tabletop games and wonderful presents to your fellow gamers. 

Check out these latest models over on The “UGEARS Games Campaign”  Kickstarter Campaign!

Back in Stock!

Our shop looked sad for a while with so many of your favorites out of stock, but the wait is finally over! All models are back in stock now and ready to be shipped. This is the perfect time to grab the model you wanted to assemble next as the history shows we do sometimes run out! 

The Season of Giving
(and Receiving) is Here!

The best thing about Halloween is what comes after it - the holiday season with a lot to give and also hopefully a lot to receive! It is an excellent time to sit down and plan your shopping list: who gets a treasure box and he would love to get a steam train. Don't forget that with purchases of $75 or more you can also get free U-Fidgets ornaments. These new models are sold as a set of U-Fidgets Happy New Gear (4 pcs) or U-Fidgets Gearsmas (4 pcs) - simply add to cart!

While thinking of everyone else on your list, don't forget to grab something special for yourself on our website! We bet you even know which model you want to find on your doorsteps this month!

Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Do you live in the Chicagoland area or planning a trip there this month? Stop by and visit us at the ChiTAG (Chicago Toy and Game Fair)  November 17-18, 2018. Not only we will be thrilled to see you in booth #715, but we are also planning a fun giveaway and product discounts! And for this special occasion, we even assembled an almost life size model of the Tractor for you to check out!

 

Long-awaited Models available for pre-order

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Long-awaited Models

We know, there was no communication for some time, but we were getting ready for something big.  And it's almost here. We are announcing the release of six new UGEARS Models.  They are available for pre-order with shipping in about 2-3 weeks.

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model Horse Mechanoid Bionic

Horse-Mechanoid 

Ugears Horse-Mechanoid – a unique assembling model that joins nature and mechanics. It's a Ugears' tribute to the Ancient Greeks, Japanese and Chinese inventors, and Leonardo da Vinci himself for their early automaton efforts and the attempts to create a walking machine.

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model Trimaran Merihobus Boat Sail

Trimaran Merihobus

Carried by the wayward wind of travel, the graceful and stylish Trimaran Merihobus from Ugears invites you to leave your peaceful harbor and sail away on an exciting marine mechanical adventure. The new mechanical bench model kit is designed to show off plenty of details such as winches, rigging, and hulls, which makes her a very realistic miniature copy of real-life prototypes.

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model V-Express Steam Train with Tender Locomotive

V-Express Steam Train with Tender

The Victorian Age filled with the spirit of the Industrial Revolution is a source of internal inspiration for designers and engineers. Ugears turns to this fascinating era once again to bring you the V-Express Steam Train with Tender. The minutely detailed design of the model reveals the beauty of moving parts: gears and a flywheel as well as the workings of the cylinder-piston arrangement, a ladder and a fire hole with the door you can open.

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model Tower Windmill Chesterton

Tower Windmill

The Tower Windmill from Ugears is more than a mechanical model. It is an exciting trip to the history of old England designed in "Victorian steampunk skeleton" style. The model is based on the Chesterton Windmill, a 17th-century cylindrical stone tower windmill that was built outside the village of Chesterton, Warwickshire county.

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model Aviator Plane Helicopter

Aviator

Have you always dreamed of flying? Grab the wheel and become airborne with the "Aviator," the first-ever aircraft model from Ugears. The flight control tower bars regulate the speed and the roll and pitch of the airplane or helicopter.


UGears Mechanical Wooden Model Royal Carriage Wedding Megan Markle Prince Harry

Royal Carriage (Limited Edition)

The four-horse drawn carriage, inspired by the 1902 State Landau, is a stylish and unique memento to celebrate Megan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding.

The Royal Carriage kit comes with two sets of figures, Prince Harry and Megan, as well as the Queen and her consort. The crown on the back of the carriage has a secret function, allowing you to wind up the intricate wooden motor which pushes the Royal Carriage forward!

*Limited quantities will be available*

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model U-Fidgets Happy New Year Gear Christmas Gearsmas Holiday

UGears Mechanical Wooden Model U-Fidgets Happy New Year Gear Christmas Gearsmas Holiday

U-Fidgets Happy New Gear and U-Fidget Gearsmas

Right in time for the holidays, we received new U-Fidgets ornaments. These new models are already in stock as a set of U-Fidgets Happy New Gear (4 pcs) or U-Fidgets Gearsmas (4 pcs) and can be yours at NO CHARGE ($9.90 value) with the purchase of $75 or more.

  • Dmitriy Zverev
UGEARS New Releases Available for Pre-Order

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Four New Models

We are excited to announce the release of four new UGEARS Models.  They are available for pre-order with shipping in about 1-2 weeks.

UGears Wooden Mechanical Model Roadster VM-01

Roadster VM-01 

Once again, UGears returns to everybody’s favorite classics and introduces an exquisitely elegant and vigorously fast Roadster sports car. The unique charisma of the model comes from both its outstanding technical characteristics and detailed realistic retro-design.

UGears Wooden Mechanical Model Kit Bike Motorcycle VM-02

Bike VM-02

Get your leather jacket and absorb the exhilaration of total velocity with the bold and beautiful Bike from UGears. Embrace the spirit of the road with your own hands. Hold on to your handlebars and breathe in the smell of highway with the new Bike Model from UGears.

UGears Mechanical Model Truck Heavy Big Boy Rig VM-03

Heavy Boy Truck VM-03

Now is your chance to join the noble tribe of long-haul truckers with a “Heavy Boy Truck VM-03” model from UGears. The romance of the road and the might of a large and fast automobile will leave nobody indifferent. Whether you are a loner or a company man, the time on the road will clear your head and you will learn to cherish the time with your close ones. Fill the tank to the brim and venture forth with UGgears’ Heavy Boy Truck VM-03 to explore new routes.

UGears Wooden Mechanical Model Trailer Heavy Boy Big RIg Truck VM-03

Trailer for Heavy Boy Truck VM-03

Should you decide to have a shot at freight forwarding, you will need a trailer. And this is exactly what this model is. This capacious Heavy Boy Truck Trailer can carry your favorite things - it will deliver a box of chocolates, a load or fruits or even a ship in a bottle.

Four New UGEARS Models are Available

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Four new models listed below are available for purchase with immediate dispatch.  Get yours today!

Model Flexi-Cubus 

Flexi-Cubus is a mechanical anti-stress puzzle in the form of a steampunk skeleton cube made out of eight joint-connected spheres. The Flexi-Cubus is designed as a means to improve your attention and focus on a task you are working on.

UGears Mechanical Model Archballista-Tower

Model Archballista-Tower

UGEARS goes romantically medieval and invites you to become a siegecraft expert with its new exciting model – Archnallista and TowerInspired by the best examples of ancient artillery, legendary battles of the past re-enacted in films, books, and games, this model provides a new spin on the classic war machine to test you great conqueror’s skill.

UGears Mechanical Model Stagecoach

Model Stagecoach

UGEARS introduces the legendary carrier from the late 18th – 19th century, a model that would be a delight to your eyes and at the same time would be able to face the challenges of the Wild West – should you decide to re-create this romantic period at home with your family.

UGears Mechanical Model U-Fidgets Creation

U-Fidgets Creation

The unique set of 4 individual miniature models for self-assembly for grown-ups and kids from 5 years to 80 and beyond. The set includes Movie camera, Guitar, Book, Parthenon, each model has basic elements of mechanics.

Ugears Mechanical Model Kickstarter

Mechanical Evolution Kickstarter

Ugears continues to explore the mystery of mechanics and this March exclusively on Kickstarter presents the fascinating range of 12 absolutely unique models inspired by historical mechanisms from the Middle Ages to nowadays: The Horse-Mechanoid, the Archballista-Tower, the Tower Windmill, the Stagecoach, the V-Express Steam Train with Tender, the Secret model, the Roadster, the Aviator, the Bike, the Heavy Boy Long-Hauler with the Trailer, and the Flexi-Cubus. They are ready to become your companions in an exciting adventure through the ages on the way to discover the evolution of mechanics. 

Three of these models are already available for purchase on our website www.ugears.us.  The rest will be available in August once Kickstarter orders are fulfilled.

Ugears US Mechanical Model Stagecoach giveaway

GIVEAWAY!

We have one of the new models - Stagecoach - available for Giveaway.  Follow the link below to get your entries (yes, multiple entries).  Hurry, only 10 days left to enter!
STAGECOACH GIVEAWAY

  • Dmitriy Zverev
UGEARS New Kickstarter Campaign will release 12 new models

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Ugears continues to explore the mystery of mechanics and this March exclusively on Kickstarter presents the fascinating range of 12 absolutely unique models inspired by historical mechanisms from the Middle Ages to nowadays: The Horse-Mechanoid, the Archballista-Tower, the Tower Windmill, the Stagecoach, the V-Express Steam Train with Tender, the Secret model, the Roadster, the Aviator, the Bike, the Heavy Boy Long-Hauler with the Trailer, and the Flexi-Cubus. They are ready to become your companions in an exciting adventure through the ages on the way to discover the evolution of mechanics.

Kickstarter Campaign

Let the Mechanical Journey begin!

Each UGEARS model is not just a construction kit but an incarnate IDEA of a PERFECT mechanism. Putting them together, you bring the idea to life. 

Ugears Horse-Mechanoid  – a unique assembling model that joins nature and mechanics. In walking mechanisms designed by many engineers before balance was realized by means of additional extremities or other extra-supports.  Ugears designers paid special attention to the anatomy because it was important to make our Horse quadrupedal. And we FOUND a smarter way to achieve stability in motion. The innovative mechanism of this beauty makes the Bionic Horse a real walking quadruped. All the joints and movements closely resemble those of a real horse, but powered by rubber bands, gears, cranks and gravity. The bionic heart of your horse is a pendulum installed in the chest of the mech. The oscillations of the pendulum slow the transmission of energy from the rubberband motor to the movable elements extending the working time of the mechanism.

Fully assembled, the Ugears Archballista and Tower has moving parts and elements that will help you to recreate a medieval siege and test your great conqueror’s skill. The firing mechanism – or the actual archballista can shoot up to four wooden bolts in a round. Decorated with delicate ornaments, a classic ivy-cloaked castle Tower with a heraldic gryphon/dragon on a coat of arms hides a few interesting constructional features.

The Stagecoach brings an unforgettable time of working together, re-creating the Wild West spirit with your own hands. Simple and comprehensive mechanics guarantees fast but interesting assembly that people of any age will enjoy. The Stagecoach is fast and needs just a few turns of the winding key to get going.

Inspired by the earliest tower mill in England, the Ugears Tower-Windmill model has a unique mechanism inside with a full-fledged chain drive made entirely of wooden materials. When spinning rapidly the aerodynamic twist sails create fairly strong wind. It also can work the other way around: blowing air directed at the sails will make them spin. Use a fan to demonstrate to your kids how real windmills operate. The rotation of the windmill sails is mesmerising. You can’t stop watching them turning over and over.

New and exciting Ugears V-Express Steam Train with Tender. The minutely detailed the Victorian Age design of the model reveals the beauty of moving details: gears and a flywheel, and the workings of the cylinder-piston arrangement, the ladder and the fire hole with the door you can open. Assembling the Ugears’ V-Express Steam Train with Tender you will feel like an inventor engineer discovering for the first time the magic of the complex mechanism taking shape in your hands. Wind it up – and full steam ahead!

The unique charisma of the Ugears Roadster comes from its detailed realistic retro-design and a powerful V8 engine. The clever combination of the plywood elements of different thickness – 4 and 2 mm – ensures that the roadster’s body looks streamlined and clear

Do you fly in your dreams? Grab the wheel, become airborne and Come fly with the “Aviator”, the first ever aircraft model from Ugears. The flight control tower bars regulate the speed, and the roll and pitch of the airplane or helicopter. Wind it up - and you are ready to soar into the sky.

The Ugears Bike carries the true spirit of the road. It’s always been and will forever represent a challenge, speed, and true freedom. The Bike is driven by a powerful rubber band motor makes the motorcycle ride for as much as 3 meters in one winding.  The energy is transmitted by a belt drive to the mechanism.

Fill the tank to the brim and venture forth with Ugears’ Heavy Boy Truck VM-03 to explore new routes. Richly detailed, robust and powerful the Ugears long-hauler has a V6 engine driven by a rubber band motor. With one winding, the truck can go for about 5 meters. The transmission system implemented in the model has three modes: forward, back and idle. The detailed design includes all iconic elements of a long-haul truck – two big pipes and two pairs of mirrors as well as a realistic hook up system that connects your tractor unit to the trailer.

Heavy Boy Trailer Truck VM-03 can carry your favourite things, it will deliver a box of chocolates, a load or fruits or even a ship in a bottle. Use an automated conveyor to load your trailer with potted plants and you will have an absolutely unique wheeled garden in any interior.

Mechanical time travel doesn’t have to end in the present. Ugears’ designers decided to fantasise about future mechanics and invented the Flexi-Cubus. The Flexi-Cubus is a mechanical anti stress puzzle in the form of a steampunk skeleton cube made out of eight joint-connected spheres. This flexible connection allows the spheres to move and roll over one another creating different geometrical shapes as many times as you want. Each sphere is a mini-mechanism comprising six segments connected with a hinged joint. 

...and, of course, the Secret Model, which will be introduced later.

  • Dmitriy Zverev
New UGEARS models

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UGEARS has announced four new model releases and gave us a sneak peek for three new models coming in the future to Kickstarter.
UGEARS introduces the legendary carrier from the late 18th – 19th century, a model that would be a delight to your eyes and at the same time would be able to face the challenges of the Wild West – should you decide to re-create this romantic period at home with your family
 
 
UGEARS goes romantically medieval and invites you to become a siegecraft expert with its new exciting model – Archnallista and Tower. Inspired by the best examples of ancient artillery, legendary battles of the past re-enacted in films, books, and games, this model provides a new spin on the classic war machine to test you great conqueror’s skill.
Flexi-Cubus is a mechanical anti stress puzzle in the form of a steampunk skeleton cube made out of eight joint-connected spheres. The Flexi-Cubus is designed as a means to improve your attention and focus on a task you are working on.
 
Now it’s time for creation - U-Fidgets Creation
The unique set of 4 individual miniature models for self-assembly for grown-ups and kids from 5 years to 80 and beyond. The set includes Movie camera, Guitar, Book, Parthenon, each model has basic elements of mechanics.
 
Sneak Peek - Aviator Model - Coming Soon to Kickstarter
Do you fly in your dreams? Do you like the feeling? Once again UGEARs makes the dream come true reaching out to the sky with its first ever aircraft model represented by two flying machines in one package. Introducing – The Aviator model. The model has three modules: the airplane, the helicopter and the flight control tower. Choose between your aircraft, set one on the tower’s bar and you are good to fly. Hang on to the wheel, throw caution to the wind, and fly – for the sky is the limit with your new Aviator model from Ugears.
Sneak Peek - Bike VM-02 Model - Coming Soon to Kickstarter
Hold on to your handlebars and create the spirit of the road with your own hands.

Sneak Peek - Roadster VM-01 Model - Coming Soon to Kickstarter
Exquisitely elegant and vigorously fast sports car. Powerful V-8 engine, streamlined and clear body. Exciting assembly, testing and play.
Sneak Peek - V-Express Steam Train with Tender
 - Coming Soon to Kickstarter
Its minutely detailed futuristic design reveals the beauty of moving details: gears and a flywheel, the work of cylinder-piston arrangement.
Sneak Peek - Horse-Mechanoid - Coming Soon to Kickstarter
Assemble and watch the horse gait on its own.
  • Dmitriy Zverev