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Meccano Set 1 Easy Construction Box

by Meccano
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
Price: 59.99
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  • 100 parts
  • Tools included.
  • 4 years & up.
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Meccano Set 1 Easy Construction Box + Meccano New Easy Toolbox + Meccano Advanced Toolbox
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight798 g
Product Dimensions29.6 x 20 x 15.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:4 - 8 years
Item model number760260
Number of Puzzle Pieces100
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
  
Additional Information
ASINB0014C9ZUY
Best Sellers Rank 17,915 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
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Date First Available19 Feb 2008
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Making up to 10 different models is easy with this big tub of fun from Meccano. The Easy Tool Box is packed with more than 100 chunky parts to help you piece together lots of different designs. Follow the assembly instructions to build up to 10 different models, or use your imagination and see what you come up with! This new Easy range of construction sets from Meccano combine education and fun for budding young mechanical engineers. The colourful, chunky pieces are attractive to children, feel nice and soft and, in this case, come in a cool green storage tub for easy transport and storage.


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We bought this for our son (who is now four-years-old). He cannot do it on his own yet but it is a fun thing to do together and he is very excited to build the models (we are on our third model now, about half way though - it takes hours to build each model at his age so we don't do it in one sitting!)

The parts are durable (they will bend rather than break for example) so that is great for small children.

The only negative comment I have is that it is impossible to tighten the nuts/bolts sufficiently: when our son does it he doesn't have enough strength so if he tries to play with a finished model it falls apart in his hands and if I try to tighten them then the threads jump through (if that makes sense) and suddenly it is loose again. There is a sweet spot where you can tighten it just enough so it is as tight as possible before it jumps through the thread again but even doing that he only needs to push the car around the room once or twice before something falls of or it collapses altogether.

However, this does not seem to put him off at all, he just asks me to help him fix it and then he plays for a bit again.

And in the end he spends much more time building the models carefully and taking them apart after wards so the fact that he only gets to play with it a little bit really is not a big deal to him.

But I could imagine some children might be more end product oriented and then could potentially be a bit disappointed that the models fall apart when they try to play with them...

All in all it is a very good product though. My son is nowhere near ready for "grown up" meccano so this is a great start into the more serious construction world.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I hoped 11 Dec 2009
By D Allen
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I got this for my 5 year old son in the hopes that it would be easy for him to build, but he has difficulty putting it together. The instructions are clear, but it seems that you sometimes need two pairs of hands.

After helping him build one of the models he just wants to play with the toy, but is unable to. After 5 mins it is falling apart and needs re-tightning, by which time he has lost interest.

The box also states that you can build 10 models with the parts enclosed, but frustratingly, they only supply instruction for 5! I also found that it is not as durable as I hoped with some of the parts splitting after very little use.

A dissapointing toy.Meccano Set 1 Easy Construction Box
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 12 Nov 2009
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Perfect for all building & putting-things-together lovers. My kids (age 4 & 5) love this stuff. Wonderful idea making the infamous meccano 'soft'. This toys will be used for years to come, untl they are ready to move on to the real meccano. Mummy had lots of fun making the machines too!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars meccano set 1 23 Feb 2010
By janinev
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
bought this for a third birthday present for my son, he really enjoys playing with it. He needs help to build the models in the instruction book as they are pretty tricky but he can fasten different bits together himself and is happy doing either. the only down side to this set is that the pieces are really small and can easily get lost but so can most things with a 3 year old!
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meccano Easy Box 1 1 Feb 2009
By Busymum
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Bought this as xmas present for 3 yr old boy. Mum reliably informs me its the best present ever. Very easy to follow instructions on how to make the different types of items and mum and son thoroughly enjoying making things together. Fantastic introduction to meccano. Worth every penny. Box is excellent as you just throw everything back in again.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meccano set1 "Easy" 29 Aug 2009
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My daughter was transfixed - never has a child been so quiet on their birthday, the silent concentration. Another plus is that Daddy loves making them with her. Only drawback is that is says there are 10 models to make, but only 5 have instructions. The instructions for the rest are supposed to be on the Meccano website, but we can't find them there as there is no mention of this set.

Other than that it's brilliant - and i'm looking forward to what she (and I) can make using our imaginations!!!
We shall definitely buy the follow on set for christmas.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 4+...? 20 Jan 2010
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
'Santa' got this for my little boy for Christmas. He had just turned 4 and there is no way he could do this buy himself. His friend had been bought a similar presnt for younger children from the ELC and my son loved using it so I thought this would be a great present for him. Unfortunatley I think we will put it away for another year or two as he found it too frustrating. I do however think it would be a good toy for 6+.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to construction 3 Jan 2010
By jockmct
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As with many other reviews, this starter Meccano set is perfect for young hands & imaginations. Our 3 year old loves it and will be extended in time with the next sets in the series. Only gripe is the nuts coming loose so easily but this is a great excuse to knock it down and build something else! Excellent product!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
big box not too much contence but grandson loves it
Published 15 days ago by buster
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
It's ok but the pieces don't screw together very well as they are so plasticky and they unscrew. Some of the bolts just don't seem long enough and pop off easily. Read more
Published 1 month ago by charlie
1.0 out of 5 stars not great.
This was a big disappointment. Much harder than we thought it would be anf the bits don't really stay put and move around. Not worth the money.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. R. M. Hartwell
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointed
My grandson (age 4) found this too difficult, and even his grandfather found the instructions unclear. Read more
Published 3 months ago by McNuggett
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I found this toy not up to Meccano standards. Whether child or adult we found the pieces come apart whilst it is being constructed. Absolute waste of money.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Jane Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money
46.99 for a large box with a few small handfuls of plastic and lots of empty space. A price sticker on the box for 14.99. This is all it is worth. What a profit for Amazon. Read more
Published 6 months ago by hilary angela monsey
3.0 out of 5 stars Not complete
I bought this as part of my 4 year old grandson's Christmas and was disappointed that a main part was missing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alexandra Russell
2.0 out of 5 stars Meccano age indication is wrong
on the web page it's written 4 to 8 years whereas on the box it's 5 to 8!. we choose this meccano set in particular because our boy is 4 and we like to buy presents that are... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Joke Muller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great construction
My 4 year old grandson loved making the helicopter with his grandad. He liked helping to screw it together. Now they are making the aeroplane. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Suzy Q
5.0 out of 5 stars Mecaano Set 1 Easy construction box
The recipient really liked this kit because he had the choice to follow instructions for models on the box or make up his own designs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by iris curtis
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