Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Meccano Formula 1 SF71H Ferrari Kit Review (level 3, age 10+) Sent for review by SpinMaster

Meccano is a long time favourite construction toy in our house and the latest model they've sent us to review is the Formula 1 Ferrari Car. Based on the SF71H this is the latest model and at level 3 it's suitable for more experienced modellers aged 10+. A nice strong build and also a gorgeous shelf model that'll please fans no end.


Meccano boxes have changed and now have a rip off strip to help prevent theft from boxes. It will close snugly and is strong, so it's useful to keep for spares and dismantled models. No batteries, very little waste packaging and no fastenings - world and Christmas morning-friendly.



Included as ever are the Meccano tools and there are a surprising number of tiny parts in this kit. As soon as you open it you know it'll take longer than anticipated at 325 parts, but it's a suggested 1-3 hour build. Well done if you do it in under 2.


It's worth noting that the stickers on this model are almost microscopic - the detail is amazing. You need a really steady hand and tweezers to fit some of them.


Meccano is a brilliant skills supporting toy - it's all about maths and engineering as your child builds, and once they have a model vehicle they can consider physics. Using real tools brings skills for life and manual dexterity and hand strength really benefit.


STEM is science, technology, engineering and maths, STEAM includes art and Meccano are proud to be a STEAM toy. There's clearly art and beauty here...


This is a really rewarding model as it looks great the whole time you are buiilding and you are aware of the sleek lines and shape of the Ferrari. There's also something very special about the colours - it just works so well.


For a closer look and a little more of what's underneath and where those 325 pieces go, here's a 2 minute video...


The F1 Ferrari is a nice set which is a rewarding build and results in a sturdy model that can be played with, but is also a classic Italian Ferrari which would look good on any shelf. A great one for fans. The finished model even has steerable wheels so that you can get the perfect angle for your Ferrari's podium shot...


The Meccano Formula 1 Ferrari is available to buy now rrp £39.99 from all good toy shops instore and online, including Amazon (*aff). Find out more about the whole Meccano range, alternate build instructions, videos and more on the official Meccano website, or check out all of our Meccano Reviews...




We were sent our Meccano Formula 1 Ferrari for review by SpinMaster Toys - the UK Distributor. *Amazon links are affiliate because Meccano is lovely, but food fills your belly better. I earn a few pence if you buy through my link, but you don't pay any more. It all helps keep the website running and the cat fed.

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