Santa’s Lap: London Eye Construction Puzzle

Every day until Christmas we will be pointing you in the direction of a London-inspired Christmas gift that (with a bit of luck) you won’t already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we’ll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings…

Engino London EyeChristmas wouldn’t be complete without an intricate model to concentrate on making, and this metre-high London Eye model fits the bill perfectly. The satisfaction of locking the final piece into place can be the capstone of your Christmas Day. And since it rotates once you’ve built it (batteries included), you can pretend you’re a modern-day Caractacus Potts and have it pass you pigs-in-blankets from the table.

Made of 1,718 interlocking, colourful pieces, the Engino London Eye model features a triangular trim and capsules in the same style as its full-size cousin.

The Engino Mega Structures: London Eye costs £150 and is available from the Science Museum shop. Recommended for ages 9+. 

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