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Meccano Multi Models 50 Model Set

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  • 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
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Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions40 x 9 x 40 cm
Batteries:6 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model number839550
Number of Puzzle Pieces605
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Metal
  
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ASINB00008VU7N
Best Sellers Rank 119,691 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2003
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use
  • Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended

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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!
50 models
605 parts
Age 8 years+

Manufacturer's Description

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).


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This beats the pants off any other construction set on the market, including Knex and especially any form of Lego. My 12-year old son loves it, and can spend hours of non-computer time on it, which has to be a significant improvement in quality of life! My only real disappointments are firstly that you can't get anything like the size kits that were available when I was a kid - the number 10 was evey budding engineer's dream - and secondly, closely related, you can't buy the conversion/expansion kits that you could then. This isn't the same as just buying a second set, it gave you precisely the parts that you needed to convert your existing set into the next larger set, which was not just quantity but also more complex components. Having said that, I only ever got to a number 7 kit back then, and I would say that this particular set probably matches that.

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?
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A Kid's Review on 6 Feb. 2009
I am 10years old,I received this as a christmas present and it is the best present I got. I have made lots of diffferent models ans I still have lots more to make. Its great fun and I will enjoy it for a long time.
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I have to make the point about the batteries in the subject because they are needed almost straightaway in the making of the first model; we nearly had tears before we'd begun. You'll need x6 AA; up to four for the models and two for the screwdriver.

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.
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This was a seventh birthday present for my (rather serious and focused) seven y.o. and looks like staying in its slot as number 1 activity for a long time. Step by step instructions are excellent, with a good level of challenge.
Negative points:
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
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A lot more robust then the Meccano I had as a child. The steel is more rigid and the screws socket heads allow a much greater torque to keep everything together. So far no printing errors in the assembly instructions and they are easy to follow. List of parts required for each assembly stage is a good idea and so far spot on. Well made and solid components. Can't fault it.
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I found this set of meccano to be full of ideas. I have followed the plans for several models, but I am now about to start freestyle building! Thank goodness there is an electric nut-driver; my old man's fingers are not as nimble as I thought. I think this is an adults toy; not sure how an 8-year old would cope with the fiddly stuff.
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The overall kit is excellent and provides great educational value as well as lots of fun. Square nuts are sometimes very fiddly to tighten and I used tweezers to hold them in place. All the shafts were to big to fit in the holes, but I made holes bigger to cope with this. However I would expect shafts to fit inside the holes and rotate freely. More so, one of my components (9 hole bar) was of different shape and form (thinner) or I am missing the element necessary for assembly. Overall it is a very good educational toy, but production need to put greater attention to details so all the elements are there and shafts fit inside holes. I would recommend to buy compartment organizers to keep parts tidy for kids and adults.
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