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Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces

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Use your imagination as you explore the world of real engineering with the Meccano 25 Model 4x4 Off-Road Truck Set. Build 1 of the 25 off-road models, including a truck. Then take it apart and build a different one. After that it's up to you and your imagination to create a vehicle of your own design! This real working Off-Road set comes with 443 parts, 2 ergonomic tools and easy-to-follow instructions. Explore the mechanical wonders of the world with the 25 Off-Road Truck Set. The future is yours to build with Meccano!

Features

  • The 25 Model 4x4 Off-Road Truck Set comes with 443 durable metal parts, off-road wheels, real tools and instructions.
  • Build 1 of 25 motorized models, then take it apart and rebuild a new model.
  • Models include motorized 4WD drive, and opening doors.
  • The Meccano 25 Models Set is for ages 8+ and requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
  • Includes 443 Parts, 6V Electrical Motor 2 Real Tools, 1 Instruction Guide

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142415

7084CC36

778988237144

6028599

1.7 pounds

14.2 x 10.1 x 2.6

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Spin Master 1001130Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces
 
3.0

(based on 31 reviews)

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Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Meccano - A Great toy with a difficult building technique

I was in love the minute I opened my box. It was a COOL and AWESOME toy in my opinion. My boys couldn't wait to build it. Since its not my expertise, my...Read complete review

I was in love the minute I opened my box. It was a COOL and AWESOME toy in my opinion. My boys couldn't wait to build it. Since its not my expertise, my husband took over with the boys. It took around 2 hours to build but once it was completely built, it was played with immediately. The body of the Meccano is tough and very boyish looking without a kiddy/small child feel. The wheels are made of a very tough rubber that looks to withstand rough boy hands and play. Now, the small criticism that I have. My family built the Meccano truck and forgot to put the batteries in, yes I know, I believe they were very excited to play with it and just forgot. So they had to take half of it apart to put the batteries in. I wish the battery area was a little easier to get to. All is all, the Meccano is a brand I would highly recommend to anyone with boys who want to spend time building together and then playing with the product of their hard work. Thanks Meccano and Buzzagent!!!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Doesn't live up to expectations!

My son and I were so excited to be able to review the Meccano Maker System 4x4 Off-Road Truck. We got everything set out on the table and got started on a truck. We...Read complete review

My son and I were so excited to be able to review the Meccano Maker System 4x4 Off-Road Truck. We got everything set out on the table and got started on a truck. We ran into our first problem even before we put two pieces together. The instructions are awful!!! I understand they are trying to make it so you can match the color of the piece you need to the one in the book, but it has backfired on them. Some of the black pieces are just shown as a solid pieces, no holes. How am I supposed know where to attach the different pieces if I can't see where they are supposed to go? You can not estimate the distance because this thing needs to be exact or it throws the whole project off. After we struggled to read the instructions, we started trying to put a truck together. Some of these pieces are very small, you almost need 3 hands to attach them. The tools have different ways to hold the nuts, but they keep falling out of the groves to hold it in place. The bigges problem I came across, as far as being able to hold onto the pieces, is when they require 2 of the nuts and bolts to be so close together for a corner. Another problem I've come across in the instructions is that sometimes they don't show the exact pieces you need. For example; one of the straight metal pieces with holes along the whole thing had a picture of one that had 11 holes in it, but the actual one we needed only had 6 holes in it. This kit has a lot of potential, but the instructions make it near impossible to enjoy putting a truck together. It's no longer fun when you have to put the same piece on and take it off about 5 times to get it in the right spot. If they can revise their instructions to show the correct pieces and to show the holes exactly where the are on the actual piece, without being so dark, it would be a lot of fun to put together. The way they have it now just makes things so frustrating that you don't want to mess with it anymore.

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5.0

I would buy these products again

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Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

My son loves building things. Can't wait for him to open it on Christmas morning

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5.0

A great way to spend time with your child

By SuperMom3128

from Murrayville, GA

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

What a great set to get your kid unplugged and putting their fine motor skills to work. In today's fast paced, give me instant satisfaction world it is nice to see a toy that requires time, patience, and perseverance to complete. My husband and 8 year old son have been working on building 4x4 Off Road Truck for a few nights now and love it. After reading other reviews I was a little worried about how easy the instructions would be to follow but my husband found the instructions clear and easy to follow. The pieces are durable and I have no doubt they will last through multiple builds which is great since our younger ones are already asking when they can build something. This is not a quick build by any means but my son seems very satisfied with each step he completes. I do not think he could build this on his own even if he was the recommended age of 9-12 but the father/son time is invaluable. We are already looking at other Meccano sets to add to our home.

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3.0

A Little Disappointed

By Stacie1715

from Mahanoy City, PA

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

I am a mother of 3 boys and was extremely excited to have received Meccano - 25 Models Set - 4x4 Off-Road Truck to try out with my children. My boys are 11, 10 and 9 years old and all had difficulty putting together any of the instructions. (Even I had difficulty helping them with it). It took 3 children and 3 adults to finally put together one of the trucks (and we haven't taken it apart to try another model). I think this kit should be for much older children, with better (easier) instructions and a better tool to put the pieces together. All in all, we still had fun having family time trying to build one of the models.

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4.0

Meccano 25 models set 4x4 off road truck

By 8Laura

from Dixon, CA

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

The concept is pretty cool, my son was very excited about this toy being able to change into 25 different models. Pretty cool right! Well I must say the difficulty of this toy is a 9 at least for me, some of the pieces are very small which adds to the difficult level. Overall it is very entertaining and perfect for those kids and adults that like a challenge. It took us about an hour to make a small part of the truck. Very time consuming but will be worth it at the end.

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3.0

Frustrating project

By karebear3030

from Macomb, MI

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

My 8 year old and my engineer husband were very excited to work on this project together, however, my husband was the only one that ended up building this truck. There were supposed to be additional instructions online,but we couldn't even find the model that my daughter wanted to build. She settled for one of the models that came printed with the toy. They started building together, but my husband quickly became frustrated with the instructions (or lack there of). You seriously need baby hands- about 3 of them- to put some of the pieces together. The screws are so close in length that you could easily grab the wrong one and be in trouble later. It was good that they put the one to one diagrams on the instructions, or you really would struggle trying to tell the difference between the lengths. If you pulled the directions from online, you may need to print them for this reason. We organized the little parts by placing them each in separate containers, or else you will have things rolling all over the place. My daughter lost interest after 1/2 an hour and just wanted to play with the end product. This took my engineer husband about 4 hours to build. My daughter played with it for a little bit, but it really only rolls forward slowly, so it wasn't much fun. I think maybe a very mechanical teen would like it, but I'm not really sure about that since my husband loves these type of projects but was very frustrated with this one. We won't be taking it apart to try another version unfortunately. I wish the pieces were a little easier to put together and that the instructions were written better. I do like the concept though and would love to see another version of this type of product in the future.

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3.0

Great Concept but not Young Kid Friendly

By midibig

from Clemmons, NC

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

My kids were really looking forward to receiving the Meccano - 4x4 Off-Road Truck. The truck and kit are well designed but the instructions, and the many pieces to put together are overwhelming for the normal kid. It is a great product with all of the mechanical fasteners and quality made modeled parts. Instructions are somewhat easy to understand as long as you study the pictures but some of the similar pieces and orientations are hard to view. We kept looking back at the illustrations for every piece put together knowing that taking back apart would be a nightmare. Be prepared to take longer than one sitting to completely assemble the truck. With my kids, it took short spans over a week to finally have it fully assembled. It is pretty cool once everything is adjusted and assembled. It goes forward and backward. I don't necessarily downgrade it for the difficulty but it definitely wasn't what we were expecting. It is definitely for older aged kids as tightening and fastening requires patience and attention to detail in the orientation of the parts. I believe it could be improved by reducing the amount of actual fastener connections and have more snap fit or simpler fasteners.

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1.0

Not That great

By Jrenea25

from Jonesborough, TN

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

I am just really not impressed with this toy at all. My kids found it extremely difficult to put together and so did i. This is not a product i would buy. The idea of it sounds great. My boys are really into robots. It took hours to put together. my kids lost interest after about an hour and a half. Im not sure if all the parts are even there. Some of the pieces are very tiny and hard to connect with 2 hands. The inst to me were not that clear either. if you are a teeny bit off the entire robot is off . I think the instructions need to be more clear and match colors to the actual pieces.

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3.0

Review on Meccano 4x4 Off Road Truck

By tlee1574

from romulus, MI

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

I think this is a pretty nice product. I received the package in the mail. As soon as my son saw the box he was so excited and ready to get started on it right away. He looked at all the models on the back of the box and picked the one he wanted to build. Good thing it turned out to be one of the ones that is in the instruction manual. So many steps but at least this one was one of the ones with the least amount of steps. His excitement faded quickly as he tried to erect the truck on his on, no go. My son is 9. This product is not for a 9 year old. The box should at least say for ages 11+. Colors of parts on instructions are a little difficult to identify parts. It was even difficult for me. It is a excellent brain builder. My son really loves the finish product though. Not sure if he's going to want to break it down to build another though. He said it was too hard. The materials are of a good quality metals and plastic. It is a great team project. With a little time and patience this can provide hours of fun for you and your son or daughter. The best part is that I was able to receive this product at no charge. Thank you BzzAgent and Spin Master.

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2.0

Doesn't live up to expectations!

By angelluv023

from Fresno, CA

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

My son and I were so excited to be able to review the Meccano Maker System 4x4 Off-Road Truck. We got everything set out on the table and got started on a truck. We ran into our first problem even before we put two pieces together. The instructions are awful!!! I understand they are trying to make it so you can match the color of the piece you need to the one in the book, but it has backfired on them. Some of the black pieces are just shown as a solid pieces, no holes. How am I supposed know where to attach the different pieces if I can't see where they are supposed to go? You can not estimate the distance because this thing needs to be exact or it throws the whole project off. After we struggled to read the instructions, we started trying to put a truck together. Some of these pieces are very small, you almost need 3 hands to attach them. The tools have different ways to hold the nuts, but they keep falling out of the groves to hold it in place. The bigges problem I came across, as far as being able to hold onto the pieces, is when they require 2 of the nuts and bolts to be so close together for a corner. Another problem I've come across in the instructions is that sometimes they don't show the exact pieces you need. For example; one of the straight metal pieces with holes along the whole thing had a picture of one that had 11 holes in it, but the actual one we needed only had 6 holes in it. This kit has a lot of potential, but the instructions make it near impossible to enjoy putting a truck together. It's no longer fun when you have to put the same piece on and take it off about 5 times to get it in the right spot. If they can revise their instructions to show the correct pieces and to show the holes exactly where the are on the actual piece, without being so dark, it would be a lot of fun to put together. The way they have it now just makes things so frustrating that you don't want to mess with it anymore.

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3.0

Missed the mark

By Ginleigh

from Ofallon, IL

Comments about Spin Master 1001130 Meccano 4x4 25 Off-Road Truck Building Set 443 Pieces:

We were very excited to receive our Meccano-25 Models Set - 4x4 Off-Road Truck. I think the concept was wonderful, but the execution of building this truck based off the instructions missed the mark. First, the quality of the product was great! The parts are well made and are durable. However, we assembled our truck following the instructions and it was difficult, at best. The pictures in the instructions are not clear. The grey scale of the pictures make it difficult to see what is going on in the assembly pictures. This led to us making some mistakes in where we put things. These mistakes could have been avoided with clearer pictures or more specific instructions. Assembly took us far longer than it should have. A lot of that was due to the fact that we had to take things apart when we found a mistake, and rework the truck. After getting it put together we were underwhelmed by its capabilities. I guess we just expected more based on previous experiences with Meccano products. It pretty much goes forward or backwards, and ours had trouble going over pretty small objects on the ground. Overall, I am disappointed with this Meccano product. I think there is great potential for my boys to have fun building things of their own creation, but I'd suggest doing that from the start and chucking the building instructions that come with it in the garbage!

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