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MAD Factory and Lockdown 2

MAD Factory and Lockdown 2

With the new national lockdown beginning from midnight tonight, we continue to live in very uncertain times. However, we want to reassure all our customers that we will still be operating as normal in the run-up to Christmas. The lockdown will not affect our processing times and we will continue to get all of your orders out as quickly as we possibly can. We have changed our shipping rates this week. For the rest of 2020, we are charging just £1.50 for all orders shipped within the UK (Royal Mail second class). First class, tracked, signed and international shipping options...

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Robotime Marble Machines

Robotime Marble Machines

Here at MAD Factory we are always trying to expand our product range, but we have always been extremely selective about what we sell. We are only interested in products that are well designed and well made from good quality materials, are durable, reliable, educational....and most of all are a lot of fun! We are now proud to stock a range of fabulous marble machines and automata kits from our friends at Robotime. They have designed a fascinating range of laser cut marble machines, which we now sell, these are Marble Squad, Marble Parkour and Marble Explorer.  With these kits, you can...

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New automata kit- Dragon on the Cloud!

New automata kit- Dragon on the Cloud!

We are now delighted to add another fantastic, full-colour automata kit from GoModelshop to our every expanding collection. The time it's the awesome "Dragon on the Cloud" kit. What's really great about this range of kits is that they are totally glue-less, so there's absolutely no need to make a mess when making them. Build it and then turn the handle to watch the automaton come to life. They make for a brilliant learning tool to teach kids about cams and linkages. Also check out the rest of our fabulous range of automata kits. Remember, postage is now just £1.50...

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Instructions for MAD Marble Machines

Instructions for MAD Marble Machines

We are very excited to announce that we finally have full, step-by-step, video build instructions uploaded to our youtube channel for both Marble Machine #1 versions of our MAD kits, the handcranked and the motorised models. These can be found at youtube.com/themadmuseumltd . Also, in response to some pieces of very constructive feedback from our customers, we have entirely redone the written instructions for the Marble Machine #1 Motorised kit. These, along with all of the other kit instructions, can be found on the museum website here: themadmuseum.co.uk/mad-kits/ . Finally, to the shop we have added a "spares" category, here you can...

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Shipping update

Shipping update

As previously mentioned, despite the ongoing situation the shop remains fully open and operational. Due to an increase in the number of orders we are receiving, we are now sending out orders twice per week, instead of just on Fridays. However we been told by Royal Mail that unfortunately customers can still expect significant delays on their orders. Royal Mail have said that 1st class orders are being given priority at the moment. These seem to be taking around 4-6 days to ship, whereas 2nd class orders are taking around 10-20 days.  Rest assured that all stock levels are up to...

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