- Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
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Meccano Multi Models 50 Model Set
- 50 Model Set. Sophisticated mechanisms produce movement in the 50 super large toys that can be built with this set, including a helicopter, ship and truck with articulated arm. Includes detailed instructions and tools, 6v electric motor and two gearboxes. Age Recommendation: 8 years +.
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|Age Range Description||—||3 years to 18 years||3 years to 18 years||3 years to 18 years||—||3 years to 18 years|
|Are Batteries Needed To Power the Product or Is This Product a Battery?||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision||Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision|
|Is Assembly Required?||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Item Dimensions||9 x 40 x 40 cm||40 x 6.05 x 24.76 cm||35 x 5.99 x 19.99 cm||32.51 x 5 x 19.99 cm||45.01 x 5.99 x 24.99 cm||19.99 x 5 x 15.01 cm|
|Maximum Age Recommendation||—||216||216||216||1,200||216|
|Number of Units Included in Each of the Package Customer Receives||605||1||1||1,000||390||164|
|Character or Theme||—||—||—||Ferrari||—||—|
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Meccano Best Of 50 Model Set 839550
A 'Best of' set with a power tool, 6v motor and many moving parts!
Age 8 years+
50 Model Set. Sophisticated mechanisms produce movement in the 50 super large toys that can be built with this set, including a helicopter, ship and truck with articulated arm. Includes detailed instructions and tools, 6v electric motor and two gearboxes. Age Recommendation: 8 years +.
Battery Requirements: 6 x AA (not included).
Top Customer Reviews
Unlike even the most technical of the lego sets, this really emulates engineering in the real world. I am a Chartered Engineer, largely due to having had Mecanno as a kid. My instinctive understanding of how engineering structures and machines work came from the lessons I learnt producing models with this stuff. I have also checked with numerous other colleagues of a similar age-group and a little younger (I'm 56)who have particularly strong, inherent engineering skills and find that, almost without exception, they had Meccano as a kid. Lego does not do this - it achieves instant gratification from being able to emulate real world items in a non-real world manner - in other words it just cheats. Perhaps there's a link to more modern attitudes in this?Read more ›
Get past that point though and, as the adult you'll be called on mainly for only seemingly intractable problems like screwing in a bolt from an impossible angle. That's ok though as you have the certain knowledge that it *is* possible, and more importantly you have the electric screwdriver. This device not only makes the young engineer feel truly that they've entered the professional world, it also eases us parents' lives immensely.
The 50 or so models are increase in complexity gradually, taking in cars, motorbikes, helicopters, pulleys and trucks along the way. My 10 year old is concentrated and intensely involved in the whole process; and - as some other reviewers have noted - how marvellous to be able to prise them away from a screen for a while.
1- some mechanisms don't work straight away- had to scrape out some holes to get an axle moving freely, had to substitute thinner washers to stop a cog jamming- to put a positive spin on things this adds to problem solving skills.
2-Nostaglia for quality of old, There are still nuts and bolts but cogs are now all push fit with rubber washers for retention- a big step down from the grub screws of old. No brass cogs any more :( I'm glad I've still got my old set to compliment this kit.
I would still recommend this set- much more satisfying then the fiddly mini models, but I feel sure there's a gap in the market for a premium replica of the good old days
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the motor is too weak, and i think the design could be improvedPublished on 29 April 2015 by Zoltán Horváth
Too much friction in the design of some models so the motor is in unable to provide the power to operate 2 things at once. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2015 by Travers Smith