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Magnificent Meccano Toys for Encouraging STEM Skills

9 Magnificent Meccano Toys for Encouraging STEM Skills

Meccano toys have fascinated and inspired budding engineers, architects and designers for over a century now. It’s not hard to see why! Each project provides hours of building fun—and the resulting toys are jam-packed with wow factor.

What’s more, Meccano toys teach kids valuable STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math) through play. Each assembly is a fun challenge that boosts concentration, cooperation and fine motor skills. Junior builders learn the value of following step-by-step guidelines and build confidence as they complete each design. Once they’ve mastered the basics, they can get creative, imitating suggested models or dreaming up their own. Whenever a project is complete, they can see first-hand how the machinery around them works.

Most of all, Meccano toys are awesome hands-on fun! See for yourself with this list of our favorites.

Meccano Meccanoid 2.0 Personal Robot

Meccano Toys Meccanoid 2.0 Personal Robot

Ever dreamed of owning your own robot? Make your dreams come true with Meccano’s Meccanoid 2.0! A fun, complex and rewarding build, you can expect to spend several fantastic family hours putting it all together. The end product is an incredible, fully interactive, 2-foot tall robo-buddy. Watch as your Meccanoid 2.0 springs to life, tells stories, dances, does kung-fu and more. Use its voice recognition software or smartphone app to give commands—or program new ones. With over 3,000 pre-programmed phrases, a huge trivia database—and an ability to learn—your kids will be fascinated by their new mechanical friend. The future is today with Meccano’s Meccanoid 2.0!

Ages: 10+

Meccano Erector 25-Model Motorized Super Construction Set

Meccano Toys Erector 25 Model Motorized Super Construction Set

Build a new toy every day with the Meccano Erector 25-Model Motorized Super Construction Set! Looking for a working crane? You’ve got it! How about a motorized helicopter, racecar or buggy? Or maybe you want a fully functional catapult? All you’ve got to do is build it! With over 640 parts, a 6V motor, two real tools and a handy carry case, this is certainly one of the best Meccano toys sets out there. The included manual inspires creative learning by providing detailed assembly instructions for 11 models and clear suggestions for 14 more. But with this many parts, the only limit is your imagination. So, strap on your hard hats—there’s work to be done!

Ages: 8+

Meccano Meccasaur

Meccano Toys Meccasaur

An interactive robot T-Rex construction set?! Toys don’t get much cooler than this! The Meccano Meccasaur is a challenging 715-piece build—with a heap of robo-rewards. The finished beast is a 3-foot long roaring, chomping, rampaging dinobot. It loves to stomp around and you can program it to walk where you want, guard your stuff or attack intruders. It can also answer yes/no questions and it purrs happily when you pet it. With tons of features and commands, the Meccasaur is a ferociously fun mecca-pet.

Ages: 10+

Meccano 20-Model Desert Adventure Set


The Meccano 20-Model Desert Adventure Set is an awesome 260-piece construction kit for kicking up the dust in style. This phenomenal collection includes 20 engineering projects with everything from dune buggies and bikes to choppers and planes. There are plenty of pieces here for creative adventures of your own, too. Let’s get building—it’s time to make tracks!

Ages: 8+

Meccano Ferrari LaFerrari


Be the envy of your friends with your very own handmade supercar! The Meccanno Ferrari LaFerrari is a faithful interpretation of its Italian namesake. Build your own dream car with fully functional flip-up doors and coil-spring suspension. La vita e bella (life is beautiful) with this spectacular 772-piece construction kit!

Ages: 10+

Meccano 15-Model Space Quest Set


Build your own space program with the Meccano 15-Model Space Quest Set! Featuring everything from rockets and spacecraft to satellites and lunar modules, there are light years’ worth of projects to complete. So, what are you waiting for? NASA needs your help!

Ages: 8+

Last Updated on 24 June 2021

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