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Pirate Ship Nanoblocks

Sunday, 11 October 2015 2:08:35 PM Australia/Sydney

Calling all Nanoblock addicts!

Arrr you ready to build this challenging and pirate themed nanoblock set?

With a difficulty rating of five, this Nanoblock set is not for beginners. Using the classic nanoblock tiny pieces that can be as small as 1mmx1mm, you can build this awesome pirate ship that will be the envy of Jack Sparrow and Bluebeard alike!


Complete with a skull and crossbone flag, this Nanoblock kit will require all your patience and skill. Talking like a pirate whilst building it is guaranteed to make it 173% more fun! 

For ages 12 and up.



Available online and instore now!

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Stirling Engine

Thursday, 3 October 2013 9:13:00 PM Australia/Sydney


Patented in 1816 by Reverend Dr Robert Sterling, this heat-engine was designed to replace the notoriously dangerous steam engines during the industrial revolution. Stirling's invention never replaced the steam engines on a large scale, but it did drive the invention of better grades of steel and safer steam engines.

But how does it work?

Simple apply a heat source that is more than 20c above the environment temperature, such as a cup of tea, and place your Sterling Engine on top to see it go! Where steam engines require very high temperatures and pressures to function, the Stirling Engine uses the external heat source to cause expansion and contraction of the gas inside the chamber, which in turn drives the piston. Elementary!

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Thursday, 27 September 2012 8:36:40 PM Australia/Sydney

Construction kits from Lego to Mecano have been a worldwide hit for decades, sparking the imagination and creativity of kids and adults to build whatever took their fancy. Nanoblocks are no different, becoming a craze in their homeland of Japan and then taking the world by storm. However, since the Japanese won’t miss a chance to do something kooky, Nanoblocks are set apart from any other construction kit you’ve ever experienced by one factor; size. Nanoblocks are tiny. And we mean 0.5mm width kind of tiny. With a variety of sets you can make a Budgerigar or even the Eiffel tower, using hundreds of blocks and lots of patience. You too can join the crowd of Nanoblocks addicts who know that good things come in small packages.

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