Ukrainian Dream

Do you like technical creativity? Then let us tell you a story, it should amaze you. Have you seen the world's largest cargo plane as close as we have? Very few people on Earth watched the process of construction of it.

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Baner Black
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These moving models are really neat, a must check out!

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andrea t.
andrea t.
Sep 23, 2022

really? is it for the war or it is only to gain money using war?

Sharon P.
Sharon P.
Sep 19, 2022

Nice look … awesome!

adam a.
adam a.
Sep 15, 2022

Looks slick

Mohammad Z.
Mohammad Z.
Aug 31, 2022

Looks good, especially the metal one.

Yna Kyle Severina V.
Yna Kyle Severina V.
Aug 31, 2022

It looks so awesome!

Christian M.
Christian M.
Aug 30, 2022

Check them out, they have a proven track record of delivering. Contact me if you want details (not affiliated, just a previous backer)

EMMANUEL C.
EMMANUEL C.
Aug 18, 2022

Best of wishes 

BE A.
BE A.
Jul 22, 2022

I wish you the very best success in bringing back the Mriya! I shall try to think of people who would want a model before the campaign goes live.

Campaign Info

 

A STORY OF MRIYA, THE UKRAINIAN DREAM

Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer, Antonov Aviation built the incredible Mriya, which translated from Ukrainian to English, means “Dream”. Mriya, the Antonov AN-225, was the world's largest transport aircraft.

Mriya, which was designed to carry twice as much as a Boeing 747, has beenthe flagship of the aviation worldfor more than thirty years. With an overall length as long as a football field, it has a maximum take-off weight of up to 1.32 million pounds (about 598 tons). It dwarfs the 747, both in size, and carrying capability.

Mriya’s takeoffs and landings have attracted aviation enthusiasts from all over the world.

Tragically, in late February, 2022, during the Russian attack on Ukraine, the Mriya was destroyed.

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, sadly announced, "We lost our Mriya. The old one. But we will build a new Mriya. Glory to Ukraine!"

Chief pilot of the destroyed Mriya, Dmytro added, "We must complete the second Mriya"

We believe the "Ukrainian Dream" is eternal!

Our team of engineers and designers have created a tribute to Mriya – by building the mechanical model, the "Ukrainian Dream".

  •  We have partnered with Antonov Aviation, and officially support:
     The rebuilding of the Mriya aircraft 
  • Housing for employees of the Antonov state company, whose homes were destroyed by the Russian attack
  • Education and training of new aviation engineers and pilots for Ukraine

By the way, did you know that "ANTONOV" aircrafts are movie stars?

In “2012”, a Roland Emmerich's film, the Mriya called AN-500, became a participant in one of the most striking scenes in the blockbuster.

All of the viewers remember its breathtaking flight between the buildings of the legendary hotel-casino Wynn Las Vegas.

In “Die Another Day”, a half-billion-dollar blockbuster from the epic James Bond 007 series (An-124)

This Mriya model will give you countless hours of enjoyment, and after “building” the legendary aircraft with your own hands, you will be proud to display it in your home or office. 

Join the historical mission!

POSTAGE STAMP (limited edition)

To show the strength, and Spirit of the Ukrainian people, and emphasize that icons live longer than metal, the Ukrainian Postal Rervice has issued the limited edition, postage stamp "UKRAINIAN DREAM". Dedicated to the world’s most powerful aircraft. And while Ukrainian aircraft engineers work on building a new Mriya, the "UKRAINIAN DREAM" will fly around world on postcards and envelopes.

This stamp symbolizes Ukrainian invincibility.
      Each "Ukrainian Dream" mechanical model get's postage stamp. 

 * limited quantity of postage stamps

CREATING the mechanical model constructor

Developing metal models from high-grade stainless steel is a more complex process than models made of other materials. Our engineers and designers have worked diligently and had creatively. 

After many different sketches and prototypes, we finally reached the one, everyone loves. 

 

 

A Certificate of Appreciation, signed by the chief pilot and captain of AN 225, "Mriya", Mr. Antonov Dmytro, will be presented to each backer.

 
 

Lets rebuild the Ukrainian Dream together!

The giftbox of Ukrainian Dream mechanical model includes:

 OTHER NEW MODELS TO SUPPORT 

SPLASHING DREAMER, Boeing 314 airplane

In the early part of the 20th century, flights across the Atlantic were a challenge for both pilots, and passengers. Then in the late 1930s, an aircraft was builtthat could provide passengers with unprecedented comfort, and safety. It was the Boeing 314, also known as the Yankee Clipper.

It was actually a flying luxury hotel, with reclining chairs, a restaurant, silverware, and top notch service. The Yankee Clipper could stay in the air for up to a day without refueling. And in the rare case of a malfunction, it could land on the water, and continue its journey as a boat. 

 
  • Windup mechanism
  • Rotating propellers
  • Removable pedestal
  • Artistic ornametns
  • Colorful parts

REMARKABLE DOUGLAS, DC-3, Dakota airplane

The Douglas "Dakota" DC-3 was the largest passenger, and cargo plane in the history.

From the late 30s, it continued to fly for over 80 years. This aircraft is the result of ingenious engineering. The Dakota DC-3 was not only a source of inspiration for pilots and the engineers who built it, but was an inspiration for future designs. The Dakota became the hero of many books, and adventure films. The simplicity, reliability and iconic image, of this aircraft inspired us to create the "Remarkable Douglas" mechanical model.

 
  • Windup mechanism
  • Rotating propellers
  • Removable pedestal
  • Historical accuracy

AD ASTRA, deep space rocket

Despite more than half a century, the design of space rockets has not changed much. And it was these rocket designs that inspired the designers of "Metal Time", to create the "AD ASTRA" model. Ad Astra, means“to the stars,”

Today we have traveled the stars for over 50 years. Our engineers’ dreams are that one day real space exploration vehicles are launched to the most obscure locations in the solar system. Which is why we added features to the "AD ASTRA" model resembling spaceships from science fiction books, and movies of the last century. By combining history, and science fiction our AD ASTRA model portrays our version of an interstellar rocket.

  • Colored metal parts
  • Electric engine
  • Rotating body
  • Light effects
  • Removable pedestal

STELLAR RAIDERS, UFO

Back in 1948, а mysterious object fell то earth near the town of Roswell, New Mexico, in the United States. Many people to this day believe it to be an alien spaceship. Although there are no official eyewitnesses, the legend has become an “accepted” truth.

But you do not need to go to Roswell, New Mexico to search for а "flying saucer". We can have our Stellar Raider UFO land right at yourhouse!

The "rays" emanating from тне center of тне ship became the basis for тне art nouveau style stand. Under the space ship, in the middle of the "rays", is а cow that aliens kidnapped for experiments (or for its milk).

Inside the model of the alien ship are its "pilots" - classically depicted aliens. Тне entire structure of тне ship rotates. The “landed” Spaceship is accented with lights.

 
  • Rotating body
  • Ornaments
  • Removable pedestal
  • Lighting effects
  • Opening hatch
  • Flying cow
  • Aliens inside

POLAR STEEL, steam train, Magic Express

Late on Christmas Eve, after most children have fallen asleep, a bright beam from a searchlight can be seen through the snowy mist. The the Polar Steelappears, with billowingclouds of smoke and steam.

This train will take you to the North Pole, home ofSanta Claus himself.Neither high mountains, endless snow-covered fields, or thick forests will stop the train from getting to the North Pole.

The film Polar Express by Robert Zemeckis was our inspiration to create the "Polar Steel" mechanical model.

 
  • Moving wheels
  • Front and cabin lights
  • Tracks
  • Colored parts
  • Accurate detailing

VORACIOUS HARVESTER, combine

With the advancement of technology, millions of agricultural workers have been replaced by machines. These machines can sow, seed, fertilize, irrigate, and eventually harvest almost all crops. Andthese machines are united by one broad term - "combines". There are combines capable of very complex operations with different types of crops. One thing unites them: these machines help save the worldfrom hunger. Because of this, the Metal Time team developed VORACIOUS HARVESTER to pay tribute to these wonderful machines.

"Voracious Harvester" is our DIY model of a combine harvester. A standard, modern, cereal harvesting machine was used as a prototype. The wheels and header of the combine rotate freely, and are connected to the winding mechanism.

 
  • Windup mechanism
  • Up and down reel
  • Rising auger
  • Authentic design

GRAND PRIX FALCON F1 race car

 Grand Prix Falcon is a model of an open-wheel race car (bolide), designed for the F1 racing circuit.

The design was inspired by the legendary open wheel F1 race car. The model is exceptional. The front spoiler, fairing and landing gear make up the front of the model. The wheels are made in the form of hollow cylinders,attached to the suspension. In the cockpit, you can see the dashboard and steering wheel. Above it isthe central air intake. The main body with side air intakes hides the winding mechanism that drives the rear wheels of the model.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The design is crowned by a rear spoiler.

  • Windup mechanism
  • Realistic wheels
  • Opening "motor" compartment
  • Authentic design

NIMBLE FIGHTER the Renault FT-17 tank

One of the most successful and effective tanks in World War I was the French light tank FT-17. The car manufacturer Louis Renault for a long time did not dare to go for the revolutionary configuration of the tank, which was offered to him by Colonel Jean-Baptiste Eugene Estienne. However, the advantages of the new model were obvious, and already in 1916 the new tank entered the battlefield.

 
  • Historical accuracy
  • Windup mechanism
  • Slowly operating tracks
  • Moving turret 

Each model has it's own styled badge pin included into giftbox, nice gift as well.

We appreciate the Support and Partnership of:

ANTONOV Aviation Company

Chief pilot of Antonov Airlines,Dmytro Antonov

Ukrainian Postal Service

Animation design by Olia & Yulia Tkach, and Serhii Polischuk

Remix by Marlaine Maas @marlainemaas

Copywriting by Yuri Glushko 

The mechanical model of the AN-225, “Mriya” aircraft, called then "Ukrainian Dream", is an officially licensed product, and is produced under the agreement with Antonov Aviation.

Join the historical mission! 

The image was based on the drawing of eleven-year-old, Sofia Kravchuk, from Lyuboml, Volyn Region, Ukraine, depicting the largest aircraft, flying to the stars, decorated with pink flowers.

Sofia’s drawing won the All-Ukrainian drawing and photography contest,"What is Ukraine for me?", which took place last year, as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

Ukrainian Postal Service Company and Antonov Aviation Company agreed to support the "Ukrainian Dream" project, and allocate a designated number of postage stamps for each model kit. 

SOME OPINIONS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS FROM PREVIOUS KICKSTARTER

 

EXPERT TOOLKIT

As most of kits include Toolkit (pliers and file) for expert's we have an extra one.

Our building kits are unique and made of eco-friendly materials.

We use STEAM skills when creating and developing products.

14 languages User's guides will lead you through assembling process

In coming up with design for creative people, there is no borderline between imagination and reality.

Metal Time® constructors are brilliant for people with disabilities, consequences of trauma or neurological diseases, as they develop attentiveness and fine motor skills of the hands that focus on a variety of operations.

OUR TEAM

While designing models we use our own patents.

Products are made up of small parts that, under certain conditions, may be dangerous for children under 14 years of age. The assembly of the model by children should be carried out under the supervision of the parents.
 The constructors does not contain glue, does not need to cut metal. All parts are separated and connected with light finger pressure, which eliminates possible cuts or pricks during the assembly process.

SHIPPING

Shipping address and other details will be finalized after the  campaign ends through post-crowdfunding surveys 📋  

*Friendly shipping on request

 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you liked our idea for these art mechanical models we’ll highly appreciate your spreading a word about us.

Just share this campaign with your family members, friends, teammates.

KS platform is a globally well-known creators platform, which can also enable all the innovators to post and share products designed by themselves and obtain the financial support to achieve the production. Therefore, we decided to post our models on the Kickstarter to find like-minded people.

Of course, through the Kickstarter, you will also get the best price.

Much appreciation for all the backers!

Thank you for your support!