Meccano is a model construction kit consisting of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, as well as nuts and bolts to connect the pieces. Meccano is a highly versatile construction toy that encourages children to build a variety of working models and mechanical devices. There's enough to challenge even the most creative mind! Meccano toys allow a child to build multiple designs - all from the same box. And all kits and models are compatible with each other so there's no limit to the size of a creation. If you can't find an old set in Grandpa's basement, maybe it's time to impress your kids with their own set of Meccano. There's a reason it's been around for over a hundred years, you know.