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Nanoblocks hits the UK

The Japanese construction blocks will now be distributed throughout the UK.
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Nanoblock UK has become the first exclusive distributor of Nanoblock models within the UK, giving consumers and model construction fans the opportunity to purchase the full range of models.

Originally developed in Japan in 2008, Nanoblocks are micro-sized construction blocks, fitted together to create intricate collectable models. With 11 brick types available, users follow patterns to create small-scale, highly detailed 3D models; with designs ranging from grand pianos and polar bears, to the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower. At their smallest, Nanoblocks measure just 4 x 4 x 5mm.

Models vary in difficulty according to their size, with beginner-friendly models needing just 50 pieces to create. The more skilled users become, the more difficult the model to suit their skill. Advanced model creations use over 6,000 Nanoblocks.

Nanoblock UK was created by Ashley Yeates; an enthusiast who first fell in love with the products after receiving the grand piano kit as a gift from Japan.

Currently, the Nanoblock range is distributed solely and exclusively by Nanoblock UK (www.NanoblockUK.com), and has distribution through Firebox, Firestar Toys, DinkyBox, Fenwick and Nanoblockshop.com.

Ashley Yeates, founder of Nanoblock UK, commented: "Having received a Nanoblock model kit as a gift around a year ago, I realised instantly why they were already so popular in Japan and across Asia.

"The model kits are great for all ages, for anyone who loves to build models, or even just enjoys creating things with model blocks; and I couldn’t wait to let the UK know about them."

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