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Mechanical marvels made from wood

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@The NYC Toy fair 2008 I found a fantastic line of “Timberkits” these are wood automatons you build yourself: Dragons, pigs, drummers, piano players – you can also build a motor if you don’t want to use the crank. I think these were one of my favorite things from the entire event.

Here’s a video of “kissing couple”.


  • Mechanical marvels – Link.
  • More photos of Mechanical marvels @ Flickr – Link.
  • Giant set of NYC Toy fair 2008 photos @ Flickr – Link.
  • MAKE’s coverage of the NYC Toy Faire 2008 in one place! – Link.

8 thoughts on “Mechanical marvels made from wood

  1. The entire range of 21 models is availabel in kit form or pre-assembled if you are short of time at
    They also offer free laser engraving on all models regardless of whether you buy a kit or pre-assembled. The Kissing Couple is a great idea as a unique wedding favor for table decoration.
    Check them out.

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