This Meccano 25 Model 4×4 Off-Road Truck set is the Meccano metal construction system that unlocks endless possibilities. In fact, you can build 25 different off-road motorized model configurations (only 1 vehicle can be built at a time). There are only instructions for three of these models included and the other rest of the models can be found on their website. We were thrilled when we saw this set. It looked very challenging and a great set that would appeal to my children. We had previously reviewed their robot MicroNoid Socket which is also a fabulous set.
This set is suitable for aged 9 and above. It comprises 443 parts, 2 ergonomic tools, 6V electric motor, instructions and tools. It requires 4 AA batteries which are not included in the set. This is not the first time we have built a Meccano set and we were all aware that it can be quite fiddly with small parts. It requires a lot of focus and concentration. In addition to the tools provided, I used a pair of forceps to help me place the washer and other small parts together. If you don’t have these, long nose pliers might be a good alternative too.
This set comes with a lot of individual packets which I placed into paint pots to keep them separate and easy to find. The step by step instructions are very detailed and we love that the instructions shows the exact scale of the screws to be able to easily identify them. It also comes with flexible plates that make it easier to bend around the corner.
It took us over 4 hours to build and my daughter helped me sort out the parts. There are some intricate steps that require some perseverance but once it is built, the truck looks spectacular! I love all the intricate details especially with the doors. I would definitely it to anyone who loves a good challenge and a great vehicle. You can buy it in good toy stores and Amazon.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.