Do you have an 8 year like mine who loves construction toys? This 5 in 1 Motorcycle Meccano set has really pushed his skills to the limit. He loves building things and following the instructions and usually he can just get on with it and build but this motorcycle set challenged him.
We have been asked to try out the Meccano Motorcycle which is recommend for age 8+. Jack is 8 years old and has found parts quite difficult and needed a little help. He was able to construct most of it alone though.
There is 174 parts to this set and you can build one of the 5 motorcycle designs. The parts are really small so it’s certainly worth using some small bowls like we did below to keep your pieces safe. I would recommend you do any Meccano set on a proper table or worktop otherwise pieces could easily get lost. You get the tools you need to put the sets together and hold pieces in place whilst you attach everything together. It is very fiddly though and lots of patience is required till you are confident in doing these kids of sets.
It’s took us a few hours to build the motorcycle and it wasn’t without tantrums and frustration. We had to tell Jack to take a break a few times and come back to it. The pieces are so small it’s frustrating sometimes when you can’t get them to stay were they need to. I think with practice building different Meccano sets it would become easier.
Unfortunately before I could take a picture of the finished motorcycle one of the twins got there hands on it and broke it. Jack was so upset and now needs to re build it. I will share some pictures over on Instagram when he has re-built it for you.
This was our first ever meccano set and we have really enjoyed it. We did have the tantrums, tears and self doubt that he couldn’t do it but we got there in the end. Jack has enjoyed building it and has asked can we get other sets to build. This is certainly a sign he liked it because he wouldn’t ask for more otherwise.
You can buy meccano from lots of places, toys shops and model shops stock a huge range of varying size and difficulty.
** We have been supplied with the Meccano Motorbike to provide this review. All opinions are our own.
** We ahve been su[plied with a