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Eco-friendly, STEM-inspired children’s toys you can build yourself. Each of our kits has a unique function and provides hours of fun for children aged 8+.

Build Your Own are the happy creators of an award-winning range of eco-friendly, STEM-inspired children’s toys that you can build yourself.

Our innovative kits encourage children to immerse themselves in the fun world of science and exploration, helping to reduce screen-time and bring families together to create rich memories.

Each premium paper and board kit is constructed using slot-together techniques to create a fun, tactile and robust toy. No glue, no mess, no fuss. Everything you need is provided in the kit, and the step-by-step videos on our website provide helpful assembly tips too.

Proudly designed in UK by our brilliant team of paper engineers, each product is made from high-quality, sustainable materials, with minimal plastics used both in the designs and packaging.

We love to spark curious young imaginations through our fun and growing range of eco-friendly toys, and hope to inspire budding engineers of the future.

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Personalised Kits

Personalised for you

Exclusive to Not On The High Street

Our personalised Build Your Own kits are exclusive to Not On The High Street. Every kit will be hand personalised for you by our Hampshire-based studio team to create a truly unique gift. Just let us know the name of the person you would like your gift to be personalised for and we will take care of everything else.

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Press Comments

"Getting a glimpse of the moon through a telescope I built myself was enchanting and with 16x magnification, the view was clear enough to distinguish craters you can’t make out by eye."
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Jul 2020

"Build Your Own Telescope and Paper Plane Launcher kits are genuinely fantastic activities, and they get our full approval. "
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May 2020

"We’ve been really impressed with Build Your Own's microscope kit, it can be used time and time again and the quality is outstanding."
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Sep 2020

"With all the lenses, mirrors and other parts needed to build your own cardboard telescope, this kit is a great way to teach budding astronomers how telescopes work."
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Jul 2020

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