Some of the great ways to develop the human minds is to engage it into puzzling activities like building blocks, connecting pieces and assembly. This promotes not only problem solving skills but also fine-motor skills and reasoning skills. These activities can also widen our grasp of imagination and creativity. The activity itself is applicable not only for children but also for adults. The scope of learning does not vary on age. That is why you can see people of all age levels buy building architecture model kits and lay themselves into the activity. Some make use of it as a hobby, stress reliever, collection or just to have fun.
Architecture model kits have different kinds. Some will be in a form of brick and blocks such as a LEGO set, some will be in a form of wood that you need to connect together with glues or pastes and some can even be made of metallic materials with lock and joints for you or your child to connect. Model kits usually require assembly. Assembly promotes and enhances reasoning, fine-motor, hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. The model itself can have an influence on your child to someday have a career in engineering or architecture. Most successful people today have built their dreams and were inspired greatly through these simple toys and kits they have acquired during their childhood.
Block type model kits can be dismantled and easily stored. It can choose to have different forms or designs that vary to you or your kid’s imagination and creativity. Architecture model kits that require glue during assembly can’t usually be dismantled or disassembled. Building toys or models like this that requires sticking materials usually needs an adult supervision for hazard and safety concerns and is advised for kids aging 12 and up. After you have done with connecting all parts, the finish product becomes either a collection or additional home decoration. It’s like getting you or your kids engage in arts and crafts which by the way is a great time to bond with your children. It is a long hours of discreetly imposing knowledge to your kids while having fun.
The follow is a gallery of different learning, educational building, construction and architecture model kits that is a great kit for improving your kid’s skills and harnessing their talents to be of better use for their future and be a stepping stone in reaching their dreams.
34 Best-Selling Educational Model Kits
Nanoblock Golden Gate Bridge Building Blocks Kit is a set that comes with 380 pieces of blocks with a variety of color. It requires level 3 assembly skill. It is slightly sophisticated compared with an ordinary building block toys. Each piece is made of highest tolerance and precision that makes it a perfect fit. The blocks are very durable. It is advised for kids aging 12 and up due to choking hazard.
This is the Pegasus Hobby Gothic City Building Large Set. It is a plastic model kit of a gothic building design which is perfect for building model collectors and hobbyist. It requires some assembly. The gothic building is highly detailed. You can tell the shades, cracks, windows and wooden doors are very realistic. It is one of the largest building model set made by the Pegasus Hobby.
Arckit Go Architectural Model Building Kit is a 160 pieces set that includes all parts needed to make the model house and a guide or manual that is very detailed with its assembly instruction. You can access the Arckit’s website for digital components and printable materials to widen the scope of your building creativity and design. This kit can be integrated with other Arckit model buildings and create a city like environment.
This is the Metal Earth 3D Metal Model Kits by Fascinations. It is a two piece bundle of a merry-go-round and a Ferris Wheel model. It requires minimal assembly effort due to its very detailed instruction guide. It has 2 sheets per kit and a difficultly level between easy and moderate. This is a great architecture model kits for children of 14 years old and above.
The Nanoblock Arc De Triomphe is a model kit that is inspired from the monument, Champs-Elysees in Paris. Nanoblock is known with its superiority that offers challenging building experience for kids. The sophistication and details of Nanoblock is also superior compared with other construction set or models. Each block pieces perfectly fits each other and super smooth. Good for kids aging 12 and up.
28mm Gothic City Building Ruins Set 1 by Pegasus Hobby is a great building model for Halloween. The ruins will give a perfect creepy effect that suits the holiday perfectly. It is a 28mm scale model that needs some minor assembly. It has 20 pieces total that includes 4 large ruin walls and a 2 floor section which is molded from a non-toxic plastic material.
This is the Pegasus Hobby Gothic City Building Small Set 2 which is far different from the set one’s building ruin. It is also of a 28mm scale Gothic building model that includes 12 wall sections, a roof line and 4 arches. It requires minimal assembly and comes with a very detailed instruction manual. This is a small building set that can be integrated with other Pegasus Hobby models.
Arckit 120 Architectural Model Building Kit is a ¼, ‘O’ scale construction and building set that includes 385 pieces of adverse sheets, high quality boxes, component tray and a booklet that shows different concepts and designs. The Arckit also offers different ideas and concepts that can be accessed via their website. This is a fast, freeform, affordable and flexible building model that requires no glue, cuts or paste.
This is the Nanoblock Khalifa Tower Building Blocks Kit that includes 550 pieces of high quality blocks that is made perfectly fit and very smooth. It is inspired from the tallest building that can be seen in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa Tower. The build model and its pieces is highly detailed and made from high quality and safe materials. This is an amazing architecture block set for kids aging 12 and up.
The Bojeux Matchitecture – Country House building model is a delicate and sophisticated set. It includes 1,050 pieces of microbeams where you can actually display and be proud of if you finish assembling it. It requires intermediate building skills for builders aging 13 years old and above. The set already includes the cutting tools and a very detailed instruction manual.
Another great set from Bojeux Matchitecture is this wooden miniaturized replica of the Empire State Building. It also contains 1,050 microbeam pieces and cutting tools you need to make the building stand. You or your kids will have a great and longer time of bonding and fun. This set needs to be cut, stuck and joined together where you can refer from a detail oriented manual.
This is a slightly smaller wooden building set from Bojeux, the Bojeux Matchitecture – Chrysler Building. It is inspired from the actual building located in New York City. The set has 850 pieces of wooden sticks or microbeams. This is a great set for your family. You can call out your kids regardless of their age and have a great time assembling down your living room.
The Bojeux Matchitecture – Eiffel Tower is inspired from the actual tower that can be seen in Paris, France. It requires intermediate skill level to actually assemble this wooden building set. It contains 1,050 pieces of microbeams that needs to be cut and stick together using sticking materials such as glue. You’ll experience great satisfaction upon completion where you can actually be proud of displaying.
This is the Metal Earth 3D Laser Cut Models of the United States Capitol building and the White House. Yes, this set actually includes to building models or replica of the known government building or establishment of the United States. You can remove steel parts from the steel sheets and assemble them yourself. It has connecting tabs on each piece that requires no glue.
The POCO DIVO Saint Basil’s Cathedral St. Vasily is a building block inspired for the actual assumption cathedral in Russia. This is a great microblock series that includes 1,860 pieces with colors of red, green, yellow, light blue and a grey colored base. Each block is made from non-toxic and non-corrosive material which is safe for kids to play with. It also has smooth surface and corners for additional safety.
Meet the Nanoblock Sydney Opera House. It is over 430 pieces of assorted size and colors. It requires intermediate building skills for assembly and includes a detailed and colored instruction manual. The block has choking hazard risk hence it is requires minimal adult supervision and is advised for kids aging 8 and up. It is very affordable and it’s made of high quality and non-toxic materials.
Bojeux Matchitecture – The Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral is a large building set which includes 7,500 pieces of microbeams. This is for expert skilled builders or kids aging 14 and up. The numerous amounts of beams will give you a thrilling time completing the assembly. This is ideal as a family game or bonding time where all can participate and interact.
The Bodiam Castle Model Kit is a reproduction kit made from real ceramic materials. Each piece of ceramic simulates a stone which gives perfect or lifelike detail of a caste fortress. The set includes all the necessary requirements to build the model. It has approximately 5,820 pieces included in the set.
The Arckit 60 is a 220+ pieces building kit from 5x A4 blank arckitexture adhesive sheets and a great instruction manual. Arckit 60 is one of the set that is compatible for integration with other Arckit building set. It is reusable, easy, fast, and modifiable and requires no glue to connect the pieces together.
The Academy Joe’s Power Plus Service Station is a fun and not so common building or architecture model. It is a building model that gives an actual representation of a gas station. It has a detailed reproduction of tire tools such as air compressor and hydraulic lift. The pain and glue required for putting the pieces together is not included in the set.
This Bojeux Matchitecture – Japanese Bridge is a slightly smaller wooden building set from Bojeux. It only has 500 wooden microbeam pieces to construct the bridge and cranes. It is a good family construction or building game where each member can actually participate and contribute in the assembly of the set.
This is the Daron Herpa Airport Hexagonal Departure Hall 1/500 Model Kit. It has complete accessory included in the package to assemble the miniaturized airport. It has a snap fit assembly feature that won’t require you any glue or paint for assembly.
The 1/87 Munster House is a 6 inches tall building model from Moebius Models. The set requires a level 3 skill of model kit assembly. It also requires you paint and glue for the final assembly. This is for experienced or expert building modelers only aging 15 and up.
The Bojeux Matchitecture – Statue of Liberty is a wooden representation of the actual statue of liberty. It uses 1,750 pieces of microbeams to complete the assembly. This set is for intermediate level builders or for the whole family including your kids. For young builders, it requires adult help or supervision in order to complete the building model safely and securely.
This is the Bojeux Matchitecture’s wooden replica of Toronto CN Tower. Matchitecture is actually a method or technique that requires you to simply cut the wooden pieces and glue them together referring it to the actual building instruction plan included in the set. The set is assembled in an acetate sheet provided in the package.
Nanoblock STS Plus Parthenon Kit is a small building kit that is a representation of the famous surviving temple in ancient Greece. The actual ruin is located in Athens, Greece. It is a combination of Doric and Ionic style architecture.
Young Architect 3-D Building Kit is a more advance building kit. It gives your child an actual 3D representation or model of a house. It has 6 large room templates and 3 smaller ones. It gives an erect 3D model above your floor plan. The set will surely give your kids long hours of construction fun and excitement.
The St Paul’s Cathedral Matchstick Model Construction Kit Matchcraft is a building kit made from matchsticks. It requires you glue or any sticking materials. The glue instructions of each matchstick piece are included in the set. This is suitable and advised for kids aging 10 and up. It is also a great building collectibles for hobbyist and collectors.
The NORFOLK WINDMILL is a matchstick model construction kit from Match-Maker. It is a windmill that is made of matchstick pieces that includes a glue manual or instruction to assist you greatly with the assembly. It goes nicely if integrated with other matchstick build models. It is best for kids aging 10 and up and requires minimal adult supervision especially when gluing the pieces together.
Bojeux Matchitecture is known to base their designs on actual and iconic world buildings and structure. This is Tower Bridge of London by Bojeux where it requires 1,050 microbeams to complete the assembly design which is included in the set. It is fun for intermediate builders aging 3 and up. This is a very great architecture model kits to have and to build.
This is the Bojeux Matchitecture – Taj Mahal microbeam set. The set contains 7,500 pieces of wooden microbeams to create and build this stunning architecture model that will make you proud of yourself. It is for expert architecture model builders aging 14 and up. Cutting tools and templates are already available inside the package.
This is another great architecture model from Arckit, the Arckit 240. It has 620 pieces included in the box, 10 pieces of A4 blank ackitexture sheets and a great introduction manual. You can easily access different designs and concepts about great building and house architecture in their website. They also offer printable materials where you can refer your creativity.
The 105-IC 2-Story Townhouse Crafts Kit for Grades 6-12 from Midwest Products comes with a complete wood pieces and frames. This is usually a building kit that kids buy for school purposes such as projects or art class. This is also a great way for your kids to spend their time. It enhances their skills such as hand-eye coordination and logical skills.
The Trumpeter USMC Landing Craft is a building model that represents a United States Navy Landing Craft. It requires minimal assembly and it is a great set for beginner or intermediate level builders. It is best for children of 12 years old and above. The set needs a paint and glue for connecting and assembling which is not included in the set.