Meccano Mechanics Box Set reviews

31 customer reviews
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+ This toy scores very high on educational value?. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£69 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

8.8 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.
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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bought for a 4 year old girl. She loves it and is slowly managing to use the pieces well. Despite its problems, I would still recommend it as she really enjoys it and the metal pieces are just too fiddly for her. I think the metal ones would be much better for an older child but these are great for a younger one.
Bad points:
The pieces slip and loosen very quickly which makes some of the models you can make a bit difficult to use once you've made them. To try to overcome this I tightened one of the nuts only to have it split on me.
Overall rating 9.0
Safety 8.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Educational value? 9.0
Entertainment value? 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Nov 2010

kay , tidworth hampshire

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
bought this item for 7yr old nephew an he absolutely loved it, he also found ways of making other things with it by putting another set together !
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 8.0
Safety 8.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Educational value? 8.0
Entertainment value? 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Nov 2010

margaret, nottingham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
grandson enjoyed helping to make models
Bad points:
found instructions hard to follow without adult imput
Overall rating 10.0
Safety 10.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Educational value? 9.0
Entertainment value? 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2010

pat, ipswich

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bought as a Christmas Present for our four year old grandaughter - she was so delighted.
Bad points:
Grandfather and father took over the construction, poor grandaughter didn't get a look in!
Overall rating 9.0
Safety 10.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Educational value? 10.0
Entertainment value? 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2010

Sarah, Lyme Regis

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
A good introduction to the metal Mechano.
Bad points:
still lots of components that once taken out of the plastic bag, go loose in the box. Could get lost!
Overall rating 8.0
Safety 7.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Educational value? 10.0
Entertainment value? 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2010

Phil, Llanelli Grandparent

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Plastic and safe to use, large parts to use and fit.
Bad points:
Where do i start.. "I'm from a hand on working environment"

Box and booklet indicate 10 models...
Instruction book only gives instructions for making 5! Totally misleading, could be Trades description issue here!!

I, with my grandson have assembled ALL 5 via the instructions (1 at a time, because only sufficient parts to make a model at a time) the wheels tend to rub against the adjoining part, so the wheels do not run freely...Bad design...or was this planned. Has any one else found this.

Have they tested/put together in the factory.

I/we would dearly love to put our test to the other 5 models which we cannot make, with out the instructions to do so!!!!!!

I feel really let down with the product.
Overall rating 2.0
Safety 8.0
Design/build quality 3.0
Educational value? 6.0
Entertainment value? 6.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2011

Sarah, Grimsby

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It kept my 5 year old (and me) busy for hours. He enjoyed using the tools and pretending to be a workman on a call out, to build vehicles, and machines. No chance of any of it breaking and the colourful pieces meant that none of it went missing. The instructions were clear enough for both of us to identify the pieces and where they went.
Bad points:
Having to twist the flexible pieces into shape was quite fiddly and time consuming even for the adult!!
Overall rating 9.0
Safety 8.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Educational value? 9.0
Entertainment value? 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2010

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