Meccano makes a bang at STEM event

Spin Master one of the stars of this years Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair in Birmingham, UK

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 15.03.2019 | Business

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Spin Master returned to The Big Bang at Birmingham’s NEC this week.

Spin Master’s Meccano stand combined fun with learning, giving the opportunity to follow step-by-step instructions to build a wide variety of cars, bikes, planes, and more. 

Alternatively, visitors can design and construct their own creations, fitting together the universal parts using the tools which come with the kits to demonstrate the never-ending opportunity of this historic and enduring activity.

One of over 200 organisations attending the event, The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

“We are delighted to once again bring Meccano to this fantastic event and provide our popular activity for young visitors to enjoy,” says Becca Hanlon, Senior Brand Manager for Meccano. “It’s always a rewarding experience to get Meccano into the hands of keen and enquiring minds and help ignite and further fuel their passion for science and and engineering as potential study subjects.”

At over 100 years old, Meccano has seen the first television broadcast, the invention of the tank, ejector seat, hovercraft, PC, email, mobile phone, and the internet. The revival of Meccano occurred as a result of Spin Master's purchase of the brand in 2013. Since then, award winning sets like the F1 Ferrari and the 4ft tall Meccanoid G15 KS robot have hit stores, inspiring a new age of engineering and innovation! 

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