Small Machines Mini Digger

A contemporary laser cut toy kit, to build and enjoy at home or work.


Small machines are a family-run business based in Sheffield, UK. They design and manufacture all of their toy kits themselves. All of the timber used is FSC sourced and certified and the toy kits are CE approved (the kits are not suitable for children 0-3 and should always be assembled with adult supervision).

Small Machines came about as a response to wanting a project kit that:

  • used hydraulics and other mechanisms to provide movement.
  • had a direct link to machines used in industry and commerce.
  • provided the starting point for imaginative play in anyone of any age.
  • used cutting edge technologies to put fascinating small machines in front of you.

The Mini Digger is the first kit to introduce 2 pairs of syringes into the build task. With 2 beams of different widths and specific orientation of the parts it is a good challenge to build it correctly.

TOP TIP: Use different colour food dyes for each syringe pair to make the controls easy to use. Pair the Mini Digger up with a Turntable and give you digger 360 degrees of movement.