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Model Kit Building "Back to Basics"

Posted by G.W. on Nov 14th 2020

Model Kit Building  "Back to Basics"

Model Kit Building

"Back to Basics"

Jigsaw Puzzles aren't the only hobby activity making a come-back ... Add model cars, boats, planes and figures to the hobbies making a comeback. Other old-school activities, like craft kits, painting, baking, cross-stitch, quilting, needlework and sewing, have also received a lightning bolt of life because of the coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home mandates.

Model kit building had declined in recent years, failing to capture the interest of a generation raised on video games, smartphones and instant gratification. But with families coming together during the various stages of stay-at-home mandates, model building has really gotten back into vogue, with a major boost, as coronavirus shut-ins turn to old-school hobbies for ‘something to do'.

For many, like Baby-Boomers, it’s a throwback to their youth, when building GTOs and other muscle cars was a popular hobby. For parents, it’s a chance to introduce sons and daughters to a craft that requires patience and persistence but offers a handsome payoff. Its the old-school version of what is now-a-days trendingly referred to as "STEM". As a matter of fact, our 3-D wooden mechanical puzzle model kits have been a real hit, as one not only builds a model, but the mechanical gearing in the assembly on most of the self-propelled models, show one how gears and levers work (hint: STEM).

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