It's really hard for anyone (young or old) to take a look at these and not to start imagining cars, trucks, tractors, platforms, cranes - there are literally endless possibilities. (Remember the "Erector Sets" made here by A.C. Gilbert in the 1940's and 50's?) Made in the Czech Republic, these even come with complete booklets (the drawings suggest dozens of ideas).
This is pure "civil engineering" kind of stuff. It's superb for comprehension, imagination and manual dexterity. Absolutely anyone from 8 to 80 (male or female) will have a lot of fun. All parts lie in fitted trays and everything you need is included.
The Universal Set has 940 pieces in a great variety (rubber tractor treads, for example). With it, you can assemble digging wheel excavators, cranes, trucks, rubber tired tractors, excavators etc. - some quite large. The Universal Set parts are packed in four trays.
The Fire Truck Construction Set (702 pieces in 2 trays) is more limited as it only produces a few models besides the large Fire Truck (14" long) shown. It is less expensive, of course.
Choose the set that makes the most sense for your family (perhaps the more children, the bigger the set should be - for variety.) Any of these sets will be a great hit with the recipient - and will be appreciated as an unusual and unique gift.
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