The UGM-11 Truck represents a new generation of UGEARS mechanical models with greater sophistication and more features. This model runs, shifts, steers, and accelerates just like a real truck. First ‘fuel up’ by turning the lever on top of the cab. Then ‘start’ the engine with the shifter in ‘idle’ and see four pistons moving realistically under the folding hood. Open the cabin door to find a fully functioning steering wheel and even a working gas pedal. Ready for a ride? Shift the transmission into ‘forward’ or ‘reverse’ and watch your truck head back to the fields for another load of hay.

The UGM-11 Truck is what we call 100% “Rubberpunk,” meaning a perfect blend of clockwork and steampunk worlds. We deliberately designed this model to have a raw, open look so even the casual observer could appreciate the marvels going on inside. This kit may take some time to build, but the rewards are absolutely worth it for those who love mechanics.

Number of components: 420

Estimated time of assembly: 10-12 hours



Made from wood materials



The models produce motion



Assembling without glue

and chemicals


Self Assembly

Details are already cut

and ready to assemble

Model size: 13.3 *5.5*5in (340*140*130mm)

Package size: 14.6*6.7*1.6in (37*17*4cm)

Number of components: 420

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Ukrainian startup Ugears crowdfunds $74,000 with its new range of wooden models

By Denys Krasnikov.

Published March 28. Updated March 28 at 4:16 pm

Ukrainian startups Ugears introduced this new wooden horse model on March 27 on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. Apart from the horse, the company presented 10 more new mechanical models, with the goal of raising $15,000 on Kickstarter. Ugears hit its target within a day, collecting a total of $74,000.

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Ukrainian startup Ugears has launched its fourth crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in the last three years, and it’s already a success.

On March 27, the company published a crowdfunding campaign seeking to collect $15,000 with 11 new mechanical wooden models. Ugears hit its target within a day, and with 34 days still left to go, it now has $74,000 pledged by 620 backers.

Ugears has created a range of working models made almost entirely from wood that can be snapped together without glue. The models are constructed from wooden cogwheels, plywood struts and panels, and even toothpicks.

The company’s new collection of models is dedicated to exploring the mysteries of mechanics. It includes a mechanical horse, a siege tower, a windmill, a stagecoach, a steam train, a motorcycle, a roadster, a truck, and a helicopter.

A man plays with a Ugears mechanical wooden model called Aviator.

An Ugears mechanical wooden truck model.

An Ugears mechanical wooden motorcycle model presented on March 27.

An Ugears ballistic tower model that can fire arrows.

An Ugears mechanical wooden carriage model.

Boys play with Ugears siege tower model, introduced by the company on March 27.

An Ugears mechanical wooden steam train model.

A Ugears mechanical wooden model called Aviator.

A man plays with a Ugears mechanical wooden model called Aviator.

An Ugears mechanical wooden truck model.


All of the new models have moving parts: the siege tower can fire arrows, the horse can move, and the windmill’s sails go round.

The prices of the new Ugears models range from $35 to $385. Backers can also pay $999 to order all 30 models ever created by Ugears, as well as a never-seen-before secret one.

The first backers will be shipped their orders of wooden models by the end of June.

A mechanical wooden model called the Ugears Roadster VM-01.

In 2015, Ugears crowdfunded $406,000 on Kickstarter, in spite of originally asking only for $20,000. After this success, the company ran three more crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, collecting another $531,000 .

In August 2017, Ugears started cooperation with the Walt Disney Company to sell its mechanical wooden models in Disneyland parks and Disney stores worldwide.

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