When children are young, collecting things is part of how they explore the world around them. Sometimes they find that amassing items does not quite satisfy them, so they turn to building their own pieces. For many, they will find that building models such as planes, train sets and boats is a way to satisfy their collecting needs while being creative. Parents find it is a good way to teach them new skills.
Building models as a hobby is not always done while someone is young, but it can be a hobby that lasts a lifetime. Many people start out with easy kits, and they progress to intricate models that take months or years to complete. Once they are done, there are a variety of display options. If they prefer to build working models, there are hours of enjoyment to be had as they move their creations around the room or the world.