Want to give those you love something special this Christmas time? Check out Metal Time model building kits that offer fun that lasts for years and years.

When did you last receive a Christmas present that genuinely amazed you? People often send gift vouchers because it's hard to find things people don't already know about. We can thank the convenience of the Internet for that! However, that doesn't mean there aren't memorable gifts out there, because there are! Here, we look at some great examples that come in the form of model building kits from Metal Time.

Before you envisage flimsy plastic model planes from yesteryear, what we're referring to is entirely different. These are model kits for adults that live and breathe. Featuring intricate internal mechanisms you put together by hand with no glue anywhere in sight, they're great fun to construct and make great centrepieces for any room.

Amazing Metal Model Building Kits For Adults

So, let's look at what we're talking about here.

The Nautilus Submarine

Our first example is the popular Nautilus Submarine, which Jules Verne's book - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - tells us was owned and piloted by the inimitable Captain Nemo! This diesel punk version of the famous submersible features 91 parts that make up a model that measures 21 cm x 5 cm x 7 cm once complete.

With a wind-up mechanism at the front that drives the inner workings and a neat stand for presentation purposes, this is one of those model building kits that can begin an interest in the recipient for this altogether more captivating form of the hobby.

The International Space Station

Next, we have the International Space Station (ISS). Look up at the night sky long enough; you'll see it passing overhead like a twinkling star. As the largest man-made object in space, it's the off-world home to astronauts from the USA, Japan, Europe, Canada and Russia, weighing in at an incredible 450 tons.

The real thing circles the earth every 90 minutes, and you can gift a realistic representation to someone you love this Christmas. Measuring 19.8 cm x 23.4 cm x 22.9 cm and a moving stand, your loved ones will have hours of fun and intrigue constructing each of the 229 pieces.

The Lost at Sea Ocean Ship

Last, but by no means least, is the Lost at Sea Ocean Ship. This is another of the model building kits for adults that's based on a real-life vessel. On 14th April 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg, and this fantastic representation is super accurate, from its four smokestacks down to the working propellors that fell silent that tragic night.

With 158 pieces and taking, on average, 10 hours to complete, the result is a 30 cm x 6 cm x 14 cm model that offers great satisfaction to the modeller - whether experienced or a newbie.

Model Building Kits for Beginners & Seasoned Hobbyists

The great thing about these metal model kits for adults is that they offer so much broad appeal. Whether you're buying one this Christmas for a complete newbie to modelling or someone seasoned in the hobby with years of experience, the joy of putting them together is the same.

Mechanicalmodels.co.uk offers a wide range of model building kits from the biggest and best manufacturers. Including Veter, Wooden City, Rokr, Ugears, Jigzle, Rolife and Time for Machine, there's so much modelling joy on offer for your loved ones this Yuletide.

We recommend looking around our website to get a genuine appreciation for the sheer amount of choice we offer. If, after having done so, you have any questions you need answered about our model kits for adults, call us on 0192 686 4282, and we'll be glad to help.