Two Unprecedented Crafty Events Coming to Ulaanbaatar

Most of the year-round events in Ulaanbaatar are focused on selling alcohol and entrance tax in the name of quasi-famous DJs and ridiculous themes (yes, we’re talking about Silence White Party). But this year things are getting nerdier and more family-friendly. Here are two crafty events coming to Ulaanbaatar, that are the first of its kind.

Miniature Car Exhibition – an event for die-cast model collectors and hobbyists

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if you look closely, you can see cockroaches on the driving seats.

When: July 4 – 5

Where: Wagner Asia Automotive, Ford Showroom

Contact: +976-88035859

What you see here are not life-size cars, but surprisingly detailed miniature models made by die-cast hobbyists in Mongolia. This club is showing off over 200 models in their first-ever exhibition. These models are made with so much care that we suspect they magically shrunk the real things. They’re doing a charity auction of some of their finest models, and your reason for bidding could be a) to cheaply film your action movie’s car chase scene, or b) to achieve your dream of owning several sports cars. We don’t know.

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If you can pPhotoshop yourself next to these, you’ll be the richest man on Facebook.

Also, they’re selling other models and RC cars at a 10% discount. If you go on a shopping spree, you might as well buy the real thing, too. The Ford vehicles in the showroom will also be 10% off—just, you know, they’re super expensive.  In any case, this event seems like a good way to spend a family-friendly weekend.

As a bonus, here’s how they make die-cast models.

World Championship for Free Flight Model Aircraft

free flight model aircraft ulaanbaatarWhen: July 27 – August 03

Where: Darkhan Noyonii Khudag

Contact: info@ffmongolia2015.mn

Mongolia is not only participating, but also organizing the world championship of free flight aircraft models this year. That’s right, these are mini-planes that fly using aerodynamics and no engine. We have builders coming from 36 countries to fly ultra-light aircraft and half-streak after it.

For some reason, only the men performed this ritual in the video we watched.
For some reason, only the men performed this ritual in the video we watched.

Apart from this spectacle, the flights seem interesting. The models’ flight distance range from instant failure to 32 km, so the players use binoculars to track their aircraft. You can visit as a spectator, and the competitions run from July 22 to 31, with the Sky Kids Contest on the 24th.

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As a bonus, here’s how last year’s Championship went down.

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