- Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
- Warning: Only for domestic use
Meccano Set 1 Easy Construction Box
- Easy models for discovering Meccano building system!
- 100+ Flexible couloured parts
- Storage case
- Detailed assembly insturctions for 5 models and 5 suggestions. Only one model can be built at a time. Tools included
- For ages 5-8
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Screwdriver missing unfortunately making use much more difficult
The rest of the set was as specified