The challenge of building a toy model kit is hard to replicate with any other type of toy. The journey from seeing a photo of the model on the front of the box to constructing it, painting it and then using it for the very first time brings with it a sense of satisfaction and achievement that is essential for growing children to experience.
Airfix is one of the best known model toymakers in the UK, and millions of little boys (and their dads) have spent countless hours making and painting these precision kits. This hands-on hobby helps to build confidence in a child's ability to firstly imagine things and then to work towards turning those ideas into reality! There is also very much a creative side to modelling as there are many products that require a level of invention and innovation as well as the ability to copy and follow instructions.
With dozens of manufacturers around the world striving to build the best models of cars, planes, tanks, lorries or buses that they can, Corgi probably have one of the most extensive catalogue of pre-built models in the UK. Their attention to detail is legendary, and some rarer models with very limited and numbered editions are high in value and demand.
The world's most famous online retailer sells an unparalleled selection of toys.
Large range of toys from Schleich, Hornby, Papo, Le Toy Van and LEGO.
A comprehensive range of over 600 items of plastic model kits and accessories.
Corgi proudly claims to be the leading name in die-cast scale models and is one of Britain's best known brands.