I’m going to take you back to your childhood. Guess what is still around? The erector set. For those who need a little refresher, the erector set was invented in England by Frank Hornby in 1898.
Erector by Meccano was conceived as a model-construction system, based on the principles of mechanical engineering. The sets are comprised of re-usable metal strips, plates, wheels, axles and gears, with nuts and bolts to connect the pieces.
Yes the erector set preceded Legos. It will definitely take users away from their smartphones. Each erector set includes an assortment of parts, instruction manual, double-sided blueprints, maker tool to “hack” the steam system and a reusable box or plastic case for storage.
With an open play system, your children, or grandchildren, can create anything they want. You can purchase a variety of sets on Amazon for $19.99 up to $129.99.
Send me photos of what you erect.