Our Story

Let's excite our inner child with the wonders of engineering and design.

Welcome to Anavrin, as special as it may be, Anavrin is actually derived from the word Nirvana. We've always wanted to create something magical to relieve the golden days of wooden toys and mechanical gears which has long been gone. Hence, our tagline - "A State Of Nirvana".

We aim to be your number one place for all things wooden & mechanical. We're dedicated to giving you the very best of wooden mechanical model building kits, with a strong focus on quality and customer service.

Founded in 2010 by Cam, and still currently based out of El Monte, California, Anavrin has come a long way from its humble beginnings in a toolshed. When Cam first started out, his passion for tinkering drove him to experiment deeply with 3D modelling. And that gave him the impetus to turn inspiration and the long hours of experimenting into to producing model building kits that anyone, young or old, can easily unbox and build.

Our mission is to provide you with unique DIY model kits and inspiration.

Our design team is constantly tinkering and experimenting. And this allows us to constantly add new designs and models to our store every week. It's never a dull moment at home with our model kits around!

Our vision is to create a ground up community of DIY enthusiasts by connecting people to inspirational ideas.

We would love to be a source of inspiration for makers, tinkerers, crafters and everyone who loves to DIY. Check our fortnightly journal updates for inspiration and behind the scenes exclusives on why and how our model kits are created. 

We're global.

We now serve customers all over the world, and are thrilled to be a part of the quirky wing of the mechanical model industry. Most of our products ship worldwide, and this is still a work in progress. We have been working very closely with our global logistical partners in ensuring that all of our products can reach you anywhere in the globe.
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Find us.

We're currently based out of El Monte, California. Drop us an email if you'd like to arrange for a visit, coffee's on us! But drinks on you the next time round!
Sincerely, Jack (Chief Editor & Co-founder, Anavrin)