From 4 to 5 March, the world of modeling in all its forms will gather at Veronafiere for the 18th Model Expo Italy. The 18th edition of the main Italian appointment for fans of trains, planes, ships and scale cars will host 500 exhibiting companies, in addition to associations arriving from all over Italy, 5 occupied pavilions, for a total of 60 thousand square meters dedicated to over 74,000 visitors.
18th Model Expo Italy: the thematic areas
Radio-controlled or with cable, from free flight or drones: all the model aircraft will be present in Verona. Enthusiasts and established champions will be ready to perform in the indoor areas, in the name of an increasingly widespread passion in Italy. The fair is also the meeting point for lovers of helicopter modelling, which has more and more enthusiasts, thanks to the development of digital radio controls that have simplified piloting and that of electric motors.
The section dedicated to model cars will offer a broad overview of the sector, with radio-controlled cars, off-road model cars, crawler cars and tanks protagonists of national competitions. A pavilion and an outdoor area will welcome the main national associations for competitions and appointments dedicated to enthusiasts.
There will be spaces for model ships, with the largest tank in Europe, and model railways. From the H0 scale to the N scale, there will be many model railways on display, built in all the main scales.
18th Model Expo Italy: not just toy soldiers
Precious collections of planes, ships, cars, motorcycles and evocative dioramas will instead be at the center of the static modeling area. The Dolls House section and that of miniature environments with furniture, accessories, objects and characters, faithfully reproduced on a 1:12 scale, are increasingly extensive and well-designed.
News 2023 a new area dedicated to work machine models. In partnership with the magazine “Mechanization in miniature”, it will host models that represent technical promotion tools of the original and branding.
The Brick Arena of the 18th Model Expo Italy https://www.modelexpoitaly.it is instead reserved for creations with Lego bricks. Born from the collaboration with the main national associations of the sector, it offers a broad overview of the most interesting subjects.
Another novelty concerns the Play District, a section dedicated to games, from board games to comics, to cosplay, completely renovated this year. Ilaria Sposetti is the designer of the new image.
The main Italian cosplayer associations will be present in the space. Like the characters in the Stranger Things series of the UDI – UpsideDown Italia Association.
18th Model Expo Italy: space for DIY
Also in this edition the Creativity Village will take place at the same time, an exhibition of manual arts, home décor and creative craftsmanship. The exhibition section will also see the creation of laboratories and workshops organized by the exhibitors and the invited associations. Creativity Village represents an opportunity to discover materials, techniques, products, new and ancient skills, in the wake of the best tradition of typically Italian handmade and creativity.