Harry Potter™ Series
Ugears awarded "Best Product of the Year" from Warner Bros. for its Harry Potter™ collection of mechanical models
Ugears, a Ukrainian manufacturer of wooden mechanical 3D puzzles, has received top honors from Warner Bros. Discovery for its Harry Potter™ series of models. The four models in the collection were jointly awarded "Best Product of the Year" at the CEE Licensing Event held by Warner Bros. Discovery in Prague on March 2, 2023.
The award recognizes the quality and unique design of Ugears' licensed Harry Potter™ products, and is all the more remarkable considering these models were released during the first year of Russia's full-scale war in Ukraine.
The four models in the Ugears Harry Potter™ collection are pure mechanical magic, including the spring-powered Hogwarts™ Express train; the Flying Ford Anglia™ car with its secret ejection function; the Knight Bus™ which is able to narrow and expand itself to squeeze through traffic, changing speed when it does; and the Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar, with its 24 themed mechanical fidgets, released in time for the 2022 Christmas season.
"It is inspiring to receive such a prestigious acknowledgment from a world-renowned entertainment company like Warner Bros.," said Ugears CEO Oleksiy Lysianyi. "Ugears put in a huge effort to develop these models, and we are proud to have completed all four kits despite the brutality of the Russian war in Ukraine," he said.
A world of mechanics in a puzzle kit
Ugears designs and produces wooden 3D puzzles for adults and kids. Hobbyists love assembling these DIY models, with their mesmerizing mechanical movements, and once built, instead of having a static model only suitable for display, with Ugears you have an engaging toy or functional object. Among the 100+ models in the Ugears catalogue are spring-powered cars and trains, elegant puzzle boxes, musical instruments, functional clocks, mechanical robots, automatons and creatures of all kinds.
The puzzles vary in terms of difficulty level, are made of art-quality composite wood, and are built from laser pre-cut pieces without glue or special tools; everything needed for assembly comes right in the box.