The Best Build-It-Yourself Gifts.

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Do you need a way to keep them out from underfoot on Christmas morning? Is your Christmas made by having something to build after consuming all that turkey? We’ve picked out our favourite Build-It-Yourself gifts for little kids and big kids alike!

Build Your Own New Holland Tractor


Piece together your 744 piece New Holland Tractor with the nuts and bolts provided. Add the New Holland decals when you’re finished and away you play! For ages 8+.


Make Your Own Clock

Gear them up for science and get the cogs of their brain working! Once complete, the clock has a swinging pendulum and shiny bell that strikes every quarter of an hour. Building this will be a great way to pass the time (ahem). For ages 6+.

Build Your Own V8 Car Engine

Budding engineers and petrol heads in training will love this! Produced by the masters of manuals, Haynes, this kit contains 250 parts to assemble, plus step-by-step instructions. Once built, it features ignition sound and illuminating spark plugs. For ages 10+.


Build Your Own WW2 Planes

Choose between an SE5A Bi-Plane and a Spitfire (or have both!). These wooden replica models fly like a dream using rubber band power! The kits come with all the pieces you need; all you’ll have to supply are pins, a modelling knife, sandpaper and pliers. For ages 14+.




Haynes Construction Sets

Discover the joys of construction with these kits from engineering experts Haynes! For ages 8+.



Wooden Build Your Own Kits

There’s no glue required with these kits – just a little patience! Build a moving tram, a fully working safe or a steam train! For ages 14+.



So, there you go, Qwerkiteers. Let’s get building!


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