Meccano Build & Play Fire Truck £12.48 @ Tesco
There's something so very satisfying about constructing things you can play with afterwards. Lego is great for building houses but if you want to build a car, or something similar with wheels, that you can drive when you're finished then Lego can be a bit...fragile.
It's time for...MECHANO! With its nuts and bolts to do up you feel like a proper engineer (I wonder how many engineers took the first steps on their career path as a result of playing with Mechano as kids...?) and your completed technical masterpiece will be robust enough to withstand the toughest of knocks and crashes, assuming you did everything up properly of course!
This Mechano set has 184 pieces and, being aimed at young engineers aged four and upwards, they're made from strong and flexible plastic that's brightly coloured - not like the metal mechano of my day!
Those 184 pieces can be made into six different toys including a fire truck and comes with full instructions and all the tools you need for the job.
I think this is a bit of a bargain as Tesco have slashed the original price of £24.97 in half, delivery is free if you collect instore or standard charges apply if you want it dropped on your doorstep.
Thanks to haylhoo over at HUKD!