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  • Evangelion EVA-03 Production Model (HG) (Plastic model kit) Bandai Evangelion LM-HG (japan import) (B000BFJYRY)
  • Wooden Model: San Francisco II Galleon (B06XGKW3YK)
  • 1/670 Star Trek NCC-74656 USS Voyager (B002BFG20E)
  • Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Vehicle Fire Truck (B06XNWH19K)
    $18.67 $24.99 25% off
  • Award Winning Playmags Clear Colors Magnetic Tiles Deluxe Building Set 150 Piece Set (B00LU09HO4)
  • Constructo 80615 Model Ship - Flyer - 1:100 Scale (B000S39SIE)
  • 1/500 Star Trek NCC-1701 USS Enterprise (movie version) (B00BECI42Y)
  • Nanoblock Saturn V Rocket Building Kit, 370 Piece (B01DIQJSWI)
  • Hobbywing EZRUN 18A V2 2-3S Lipo Speed Controller Brushless ESC BEC Output 6V/1.5A for 1/16 1/18 RC Car (B01G1RB4O6)
  • Playmobil Ghostbusters Firehouse (B01LYRGY7M)
    $79.99 $89.99 11% off
  • LEGO Battle of Atlantis - 76085 (B071VNNLYL)
  • Bugatti Chiron Grey 1/24 by Maisto 31514 (B01N1Q6E6J)
  • Meccano-Erector – John Deere 9RT Series Tractor Building Set (B01N0F3OS0)
  • 3Doodler Start Dinosaurs Doodleblock Kit (B07115Q9HW)
  • Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E 1/1400 scale skill 2 AMT model kit#853 (B00L2RCUJY)
  • Magformers Walking Dinosaur Set (81-Pieces) (B013F8S4W4)
  • JCB Construction Series BACKHOE & LOADER 1:32 Scale Replica Toy (B00IS0ELHC)
  • TEDCO Wooden Block & Marble Master Set (Age 4+) (B000GTBNAG)
  • Airbus A-319 Twin Engine Airliner 1-144 Plastic Model Kit by Revell Germany (B0002HNNT6)
  • Robot Damashii Launcher Strike & Sword Strike Exclusive Set (B005RASULE)
  • Tamiya Trigger Air Brush - w/Integrated Cup (japan import) (B0042VKAPS)

Buying guide


Choosing a toy for your kid can be a rather difficult task – you need to know which toys are appropriate for the age group of your child and also the kind of toys that excite your child. Model making toys are best for children who have just passed their infancy and now need to learn motor skills, build their creative thinking and problem solving skills and understand the concept of satisfaction of a job well done. These toys are available with varies degrees of difficulty and you should be able to find out which one to buy for your child.


3997-droneChoosing your Model Making Toys


Engage with your child in model making

There is a huge array of kids games that you can choose from. However, buying kid games, one after the other, is not the way to keep your child engaged. Remember that as a parent, it is you who matters the most to your child. No amount of games and toys will engage your child if you don’t have time for them. So, while you should buy model making toys for your child, you should also ensure that you have time enough to help your child with making the models. Once you teach them the basic concept, encourage them to use their thoughts and intelligence to solve the model making puzzles. Not only will your child learn a lot, but the two of you will create a bond for life.


Three points in choosing model making toys

It has been already mentioned what you need to consider in model making toys. Here is a reiteration of the salient points.


  • You should consider the age of your child.
  • You should know what kind of model making your child is interested in.
  • You should know about the varieties in model making toys available in the market.


Consider these three points and you should be able to choose the best model making toys for your child.


3997-lego_jurassic_worldThe most popular model making toys

Of the multiple options that you find in model making toys, there are some that have always been popular and continue to be popular even now. In terms of popularity, the ranking of these toys can be in the following order.


  • Aircraft and helicopters
  • Ships and boats
  • Cars and trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Tanks


If you want to go sci-fi, the most popular model making toys are


  • Movie characters
  • Robots
  • Spaceships and rockets
  • Aliens and monsters
  • Futuristic buildings





3997-helicopter_droneGet the right scaled down model making toy

Model making toys are essentially scaled down versions of the originals. This essentially means that a model aircraft is a replica of an original aircraft, but is scaled down considerably. The scale is mentioned on almost all the toys that fall under this segment. Depending upon the age of your child, you should choose the scale. For instance, if your child is new to model making, you should buy a 1:72 size model aircraft for them. This means that the model will be 72 times smaller than the original aircraft. If your child is slightly older, you may opt for a 1:48 scale model aircraft.


Ensure the tools for model making are in place

There are tools needed with model making toys and you should have them with you as you sit with your child to assemble the model. The basic tools you require include craft knife, side cutters, scissors, glue, sandpaper or file, screwdrivers, cutting mat and paint brushes and so on. When you buy a model making toy, ensure you get the right tools along with it. While some of the tools are common for all models, some of the more intricate models may require specialized tools that you need to buy.


Engage and instruct your child in model making

Children have different skill levels in model making depending upon their age. But ensure that you are around when the model is being built. This is not only important from the engagement point of view, but also from the safety point of view. As a parent, you should first read the instructions and then explain these instructions to your child.


Which model making toys for which use?

The top five selling model making toys are LANDVO JJRC H8D 6-Axis 2.4Ghz Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter Helicopter Drone with 5.8G 2MP HD Camera + Transmitter FPV Monitor Real Time Transport Video Headless Mode, LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex Breakout 75919 Building Kit, LEGO Jurassic World T. Rex Tracker 75918 Building Kit, Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Robot and LEGO Technic 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 Building Kit.


If you have a girl child, you should focus on the model making toys that are designed specifically for them. The toys to focus on are GoldieBlox Parade Float and Dunk Tank Building Sets, Lite Brix Girls Sports Car, Lite Brix Girls Sweet Treats Shop, Magformers Inspire 14 piece set and Lite Brix Fashion Wig Kiosk.


You can never go wrong with an aircraft model making toy. Some of the top selling models are Hubsan X4 (H107C) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quad Copter with Camera, UDI RC U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with RTF Mode 2 Camera and Cheerson CX-10 Mini RC Quadcopter RTF Drone 2.4G Remote Control Toys.

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