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Erector Set - Special Edition Set has been reviewed 452 times with an average rating of 4.60

Will definitely order again!
Posted 9/18/2008 by William Wise - OTHER
Rating: 5

Excellent product although the directions do get a little hard to understand at times. Takes time to build but with a little patience you can overcome the minor flaws and have a great time!

35 of 36 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 3/6/2009 by Ben McBride - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

I'm an old guy who had a big erector set when I was a kid. I'm a retired mechanical engineer now and I build machines that entertain me, usually home-made. I enjoyed putting my crane together and I was impressed with the craftsmanship and care given the product, not only the hardware, but in the thoughtful utilization of the parts to make a functional machine. I was also pleasantly surprised that the parts inventory was perfect. I only wish there were more structural components available so that I could add on more features. I may have to buy other sets since I dont want to disassemble this one.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/14/2006 by Turner Johnson
Rating: 1

80% of parts are specialized, dedicated parts. It is not a set of girders and pulleys and nuts and bolts as I remember in the original. Construction drawings are not clear. Several are printed upside-down and one is upside-down and reversed. The original Erector sets stimulated creativity and offered literally endless options. Not so much the new sets. Genuine disapointment.

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Erector Sets are Great
Posted 1/3/2006 by Thomas Leyva
Rating: 5

My son is almost 8 and already says that he wants to be an engineer. He told me recently that when he grows up he's going to build the fastest race cars. I figured I'd jump at the chance to get myself...er...him an Erector set for Christmas. We built our first model and it was great! On several occasions we found ourselves fighting over the tools. I told him, "I think I'm having more fun than you". "Trust me, you're not!", was his reply. Two hours passed, and when the last bolt was tightened he literally shouted out loud in excitement. We spent the next 30 minutes launching Santa and Frosty across the room with the catapult we built. I don't know who had more fun, but we both really had a blast and can't wait until we can build the next model. To think that I'm 34 years old and I love this toy. The quality of Erector sets go without saying. There's a reason why they've been around so long. And I'd like to add that I couldn't have bought it from a better place than Fat Brain Toys! Excellent service from beginning to end. I WILL buy from Fat Brain again. You can count on it. Thanks again.

24 of 24 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/4/2008 by Todd Ross
Rating: 5

I am very satisfied, I think the product is of highest quality.

24 of 28 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/11/2008 by James W. Lancaster - FRIEND
Rating: 5

I am older and retired and I haven't had an erector set since I was a child. This one is a bit more complicated than those of time gone by but I am enjoying it tremendously. This is one of the ways to enjoy my free time. The set is great. The instructions for the projects are quite clear and comfortable to folow. The carrying case is easy to handle. All artound quality is up there with the best. Outstanding product. James Lancaster

20 of 20 customers found this review helpful.
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So far, so good!
Posted 9/4/2008 by Gena Montgomery
Rating: 4

the erector set came with a great carrying case, but with so many small pieces (nuts/bolts) it would be nice if there was a cover on one of the sections to keep those small pieces contained better. My son has already had so much fun building things and I'm sure will continue to do so for a long time. Was a bit disappointed that some of the pieces were plastic...hope they don't break too easily.

19 of 19 customers found this review helpful.
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Errector Special Edition Set
Posted 10/20/2008 by Jaime Ananko
Rating: 5

A really nice working retro construction set.

20 of 23 customers found this review helpful.
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Defective
Posted 6/9/2008 by Brandon Kincade - OTHER
Rating: 1

The product was great until 5 minutes after it was built. The battery pack which I put together didn't fit on the back of the crane like it said in the manual. That didn't bother me until the top snapped off and the hole that the bolt was in (that held the top on the whole surrounding) broke. Now I cannot use the motor to operate the crane.

25 of 34 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Set Special Edition
Posted 8/24/2009 by Garett Medlin
Rating: 5

I gave this five stars because for a very good price, this erector set will last for many hours. Being able to make 25 different models was the reason I chose it and it makes this set last for a very long time.

18 of 20 customers found this review helpful.
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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 7/2/2009 by Mateo A.
Rating: 5

My grandpa gave me this set and I love it! Instructions are easy to follow, it comes with tricks to help you measure what piece you need to use. You can build what's suggested or just use your imagination. For some parts, you might need a grown up help.

16 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
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Grandma
Posted 7/9/2008 - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

Great quality, but needed a lot of help to follow the directions and to find the right pieces. A product more suited to the higher end of the age range for this item.

16 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
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Meccano at its best!
Posted 3/24/2009 by Michel LeBlanc - EDUCATOR
Rating: 5

The case is the right size to hold all the parts. But for small parts, its better to separate them into smaller containers that you can still store in the carriage case. The quality is great. I would have preferred that all the pulleys be made of metal. (Two of the larger pulleys are all-metal, however.)

15 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 4/11/2009 - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

Our Grandson loved it. It's just like the set our son used 25 years ago.

16 of 19 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 5/27/2010 by heather-cut bank, mt
Rating: 5

Our 10 year old received the Erector Set Special Edition Set for his birthday. Ever since we have opened it both our sons (the other is 6) have been very busy building. We have only had the case closed once (on the way home from grandma's), other than that, the directions are open and the building is non-stop. They even rearranged a spot to work on things, bringing in more lamps for light. The directions are so easy, everything is very well organized, the parts are sturdy and easy to put together. There are so many items to build and the carrying/storage case are super.

13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
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genius at work
Posted 6/9/2009 by Ralonda Patterson
Rating: 5

My 9 year old son loves to build things. When we got this set home, he was a little bit overwhelmed but he is not usually phased by the complexity of his toys. We have not had any erector sets before and this is looking to be a great challenge. It will not only challenge his fine motor skills but it will also test how well he keeps his cool. I realised very quickly that this set will require parental guidance and will serve to teach many lessons of perserverance, skill and achievement. This is not just a toy but a learning labratory of fun for both parent and child.

13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 5/12/2010 by Douglas A. Pierce
Rating: 5

my daughter has evolved from Legos to erector sets - I had an erector set as a kid, used the heck out of it, and the two sets I purchased through "Fat Brain" are the same high quality and I know they will last her just as long

12 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/8/2008 by Taryn - OTHER
Rating: 5

Exactly as stated. Very pleased

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Just great
Posted 12/8/2008 by Stewart Gordon
Rating: 5

What can I say ? A throwback to my youth 35 years ago! and what we in the UK called Meccano, you call it Erector. Ethan was agog and launched straight into it, and the catapult was up and running quickly!. I had to keep my Adult head on and let him do his thing! Brilliant toy for the adventurous and kids who love the joy of working things out

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 7/25/2012 - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 3

For the $ paid, we expected a larger set, with more items included. The book of ideas of things to make was good. Items durable.

27 of 43 customers found this review helpful.
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Fun to build, missing parts.
Posted 7/1/2011 by Edward Marshall - OTHER
Rating: 3

Got the kit for fun and had it out and built my first model in a day. Instructions are simple and could use more detail, but can be followed with relative ease. I'm missing a dozen or so parts, mostly small nuts and a bar or two, and the motor works sporadically - runs, slows to a crawl, then stops, repeats when turned off for 5 minutes or more - and the swivel mount design for the crane is terrible; works better if you don't use the orange spacers as bearings. Overall I am impressed with the kit and its versatility!!
Contact us about a paucity of parts or motor mishaps! We're mechanically inclined and geared up to serve you well. We contacted our customer with information on receiving replacement parts. Please visit the Returns & Exchanges center for details.)

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Grandson Ecstatic
Posted 1/4/2012 by Mary Flanagan - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

My 10 yr-old grandson was ecstatic when he unwrapped this Christmas gift. He loves building things & had been wanting an Erector Set of his own ever since he found his father's in our basement. Loves it!!

11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
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Bringing Back Memories
Posted 12/26/2008 by THOMAS E BROOKS
Rating: 4

My 6 year old grandson is hooked on the mechanics of this set. Difficulty of assembly is high with many small pieces-nuts, bolts, etc. I think it will help build manual dexterity, hand/eye coordination, tool use and reading directions. He says he likes better than LEGO® kits. This is an advanced set and it might be better to start with less complicated sets. May require adult help. Overall we are very satisfied and challenged by the projects of this set.

11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/4/2008 by Nila Wanke
Rating: 4

Good to find a place to purchase these classics. Impressed with quality and packaging.

14 of 18 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/9/2008 by John Iafolla - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

Wish toys were made in U.S.A.way to much coming from China.

13 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
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erector set
Posted 6/24/2009 by MARVIN M. HEWLETT, JR., D.D.S.
Rating: 5

The quality of this item exceeded my expectations.

10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/21/2009 by David Wilson
Rating: 5

My nine year old grandson built the crane featured with the special edition set and which i gave him a year ago. So I ordered the same set again so he could build something new without dismantaling the original work. He built the crane when he was eight with no adult help. I am delighted with this toy and the opportunities it provides to teach and for the child to achieve.

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Great Quality
Posted 12/26/2008 by Susan Williams
Rating: 5

The special edition erector set that I ordered for my son's Christmas gift was just as I remembered from my childhood. It's a great "toy" that promotes problem solving and thinking and also sparks creativity.

10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 4/8/2010 by Dianne Scheller
Rating: 3

We bought this product to construct a invention for my son's science fair project. It looked great from the outset. When we were about halfway through the construction, we ran out of vital pieces. I contacted Meccano they said they would air mail me the missing parts at no cost but it would take 10 days. The science fair was in 8 days. I couldn't wait on the parts and have him fail science. I ordered a second set from Fat Brain Toys simply to complete the project - I do not blame them for the set being incomplete, after all, how would they know. We did finish the project and he received a decent grade. I am afraid that without Fat Brains promptness it may not have turned out so well.

11 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Set
Posted 3/18/2009 by Suzanne Dusauzay
Rating: 4

My kid really enjoy's playing with this set. He has spent hours that he used to spend on the video game - building instead!

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Excelent Toy to power your imagination!
Posted 9/16/2009 by Roberto Lynch
Rating: 5

I have no word to describes this toy, it have more than 100 years old and still in the market. With this toy you and your kids can experience a real fun, constructing in a team a lot of cars, tow, everything that you want.

10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
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Speciat Edition Erector Set
Posted 2/16/2008 by Frank - OTHER
Rating: 5

I haven't played with erector sets since I was about twelve, but I had the urge to create something and this was the perfect solution. The creativity and fun that this set evoked reminded me of why I became an engineer.

10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 5/24/2009 by Jen Caldwell
Rating: 5

What a great product. My son turned 10 and loves Legos but he builds those so fast and then its over. With this set there are 25 different things he can build and it keeps the fun going longer. He does need to come and ask us for help with some stuff where Legos he doesn't but we love that it's more of a challange.

9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
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erector set special edition
Posted 1/10/2009 - RELATIVE
Rating: 5

I got this set for xmas and have been building the vehicles every chance I get. It's actually pretty hard to stop building and go to sleep.

9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Special Edition Set
Posted 12/3/2008 by JR
Rating: 5

Well constructed, made to last. Bought as a Christmas gift for our son. He will enjoy it a lot.

9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 7/15/2012
Rating: 5

I bought the Erector set and the Engino for 4 grand kids. They are all very creative, and this keeps these kinds of toys keep them very excited, but more importantly, will undoubtedly help them as thinkers as they grow up..

20 of 32 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/27/2012 by Michael Juel - FRIEND
Rating: 5

I purchased this Erector set with grant money I was awarded for my mentoring program for gifted youth. I have intended to use this toy to enhance our mentoring sessions, but due to the time constraints of being a high schooler, I havn't yet had the chance. However, I have tested the product out and discovered that it is incredibly fun! My other high school friends have enjoyed 'testing' it with me and a few have decided to order their own! I can only hope that my student will have as much fun with this product that I have.

18 of 28 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 3/2/2011 by PAUL KEARNEY
Rating: 5

I'm 59 going on 60 - just I little while ago I was 5 going on 6. Have always been a secret engineer, but didn't really know until the last several years - lifetime fascination with bikes - to me, like sculpture, everyone - how something so thin and light can be so strong - the nature of balance is akin to magic - spokes radiating, wheels rotating, up in the air like flying. Have always had bikes, hobbies and animals - and live full-time in Manhattan now (!). To the point, I had an erector set and a girder and panel buidling set, and a Lionel train when I was little, and now I have them all over again when I'm big. This product is truly one for all ages, the instruction manual itself is a wonderful piece of work - complete instruction by pictures completelely without words - and we're discussing a complex and fairly abstract mechanical device - and...intuitively, visually, it works - it's almost like a new medium possibly due also to the great graphics - the colors, the layout.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 3/15/2009 by Becky
Rating: 5

Fantastic and excellent quality!

10 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
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Great Toy
Posted 3/4/2009 by Mitch Groen
Rating: 5

My son is having a great time with the erector set. The carrying case is an excellent feature to keep all the parts organized.

10 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/28/2010 by Nicholas Zuck - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

Product seems to be very well made though as a one time owner of the Gilbert sets of the '50's, I was a bit disappointed in soem of the components. I would have been happier had it been made in the USA.

9 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 5/23/2009 by Lawrence P Boris
Rating: 4

Great packaging and case. Work with the set is in progress

9 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/18/2011
Rating: 5

It is great for a 12 year old. It is challanging and yet not too complicated to put together. You can create a car, crane, helicopter, and more. It takes concentration and patience but you will be happy with the results.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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History repeats itself
Posted 6/4/2009 by James Holish - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

The best, simply the best! My grandson turned 9years old this week, and has a very inquisitive mind. He is creative and loves to express his imagination any way he can from water colors to books, from Leogos to remote control models. This erector set was not a hit, it was a mojor hit.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/13/2009 by Eric-Paul JOHNSON - OTHER
Rating: 5

Recieved my set friday, and put it to work late evening. This set seems to have enough pieces to satisfy the imagination, but time will tell all.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Toy For My Boy
Posted 12/22/2008 by Clay Hudson
Rating: 5

This is a great toy for those children that like to build. My son loves to tinker and play with building toys and this product fits the bill. It sure helps that i also as a boy had some of the same toys to tinker with.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Special Edition Set
Posted 12/13/2008 by Joseph Crum
Rating: 5

Will use this Set in the classroom (Rre- Engineering Course) for problem solving activities. Set has all the parts needed to construct devices to solve a number of pre-determined set of problems. Students will work in pairs and will have a time limit in effect. The final outcomes are not yet known.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Great!
Posted 5/20/2008 by Robert Flynn
Rating: 5

As a gift for a budding engineer this was a great buy. It has not been put back in the package since he got it. He just builds and builds!

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Great toy
Posted 3/28/2008 by Jill N - HOMESCHOOL
Rating: 5

My eight year old sons LOVE this set. They love to build things and this is different from their other building toys. I love the case--all the pieces have somewhere to go and don't end up scattered around the house. And there's room in the case to add more pieces. My kids started by building their own creations and experimenting with the pieces, rather than building the suggested models. I do wish we could buy more of the larger pieces to add on (as opposed to buying model kits)

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Good Stuff!
Posted 3/19/2008 by Leck Read
Rating: 5

High quality product. Lots of options to build different models. All the pieces are well made. The carrying case is compartmentalized for all the parts.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 3/9/2008 by Mark Spikes - HOMESCHOOL
Rating: 5

A great set that is challenging, but not impossible for our 10 year old. With about 25 different designs, this kit will be used over and over.

8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 8/17/2011 by George Westby
Rating: 2

The directions were not spelled out and pieces were not marked well. The pockets in the case were not identified as to which part should go where. Bright 6 year old is too young for this.
The Special Edition Erector set should be what you expect. We promptly assisted our customer. We make solid efforts to construct your full satisfaction. Please visit the Returns & Exchanges center for details.

12 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 7/11/2009 by Aquilino Garcia Arteaga
Rating: 4

Is the best toy tha i´ve bougth

10 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
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Largest Erector Set
Posted 2/17/2006 by Lavone Walters
Rating: 3

I think this is a good product although my 8 yr old great grandson and I have been having difficulty putting the items together right. The last time we worked on making the backhoe the 6 volt motor was working fine and the next time we went to work on it, the motor would not work. I got new batteries and put in it but it still doesn't work. Is there a warranty on this?
We emailed Lavone and advised her that she could contact Nikko -the manufacturer of Erector- directly and they would ship any replacement parts that she was needing for her set.

8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 12/19/2005 by David Shaw
Rating: 3

I had an Erector Set when I was a kid, and the memories from that time were wonderful. Given that, my expectations were high. I can honestly say that this set (ordered for my son) is already meeting my wishes for his enjoyment. The set comes in a self-contained case with room for more parts should you choose to add on. I plan to purchase additional sets in the future to create endless possibilities. The price for this set is a bit high, but the experience learned from using it is priceless, and I dare say that this same experience has helped me fix many mechanical things in my life. I highly recommend this product to any parent wishing to give their child a head start in this mechanical world.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 9/30/2011 by Keith Bright - EDUCATOR
Rating: 4

Very Sturdy metal pieces, and a high degree of difficulty is why I chose Erector for my Engineering classroom. The instruction booklet is very detailed and beutifully illistrated. The storage cases are a plus and saves me alot of clean up time. I would recommend this product.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/11/2010 by Susan Woeltjen - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

My just 7 year old utterly desired this toy. He is extremely bright and loves to put together toys, like K'nex ferris wheels and the like. I know this toy is recommended for 8 years to 15 and though it may prove to be loved and played with, the pictures provided for building are a little harder than those he is used to. There is also the problem of fine motor control in this toy, as there are many very tiny parts. He first attempted to assemble the motor and still hopes that the rest of the construction will be easier. I am not convinced that this is so. His frustration was very high, as he is not used to being unable to do something like this. He will definitely be able to enjoy it in a few months. The toy looks wonderful in summary.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Great challenge for nine year olds!
Posted 9/19/2010 by Kim Erwin
Rating: 5

Nicely packaged, with clear instructions--our nine year old is putting it together by himself! Product is well crafted.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/29/2010 by C. Goeggel
Rating: 5

My 10 year old is always making things from items around the house. My husband suggested we buy him an erector set. We couldn't be more pleased! Our son is making so many neat things that actually move with motors! This erector set is so different than the ones we grew up with. The technology is just amazing! Our son is hardly paying any attention to his video games and computer - he's having a ball with this! I think we might have a future engineer in the family.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/22/2009 by christine
Rating: 5

My son (10 years old) totally enjoyed building with this set. There were lots of options for him to choose from. This is a good set to start with do to all the options.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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BEST SET EVER
Posted 12/30/2008 by gayle ribertone - OTHER
Rating: 5

IT WAS GREAT THE ONLY SET I COULD FIND WITH THE CARRYING CASE WE'LL HAVE LOTS OF FUN TRYING TO PUT IT TOGETHER

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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A Great Set!
Posted 12/29/2008 by RL
Rating: 5

This is the perfect set for any aspiring builder or creative mind!

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Great father/son set!
Posted 1/23/2008 by Leslie Hayes Wolf
Rating: 5

Both my seven year old and my husband have great engineering ability and hand-eye coordination - they love it!

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 4/20/2006 by Patrice DeLaTorre
Rating: 5

Exactly what I was looking for -- the classic Erector Set! There is nothing like the original classics.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/14/2008 by Edward Portner
Rating: 4

It is almost impossible to distinguish the various spacers from the pictures, because they are all the same shape and almost the same color.

7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
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Fantastic set, occupies for hours!!!
Posted 1/16/2012 by Audrey K
Rating: 5

Fantastic product! Initially, my son built the set as shown in the picture, but it wasn't long before he was making his own creations. Even my husband and our older son (18) have a blast with this set!!!

6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Set
Posted 4/6/2011 by Gabriel Ogilvie
Rating: 5

Fast Shipping, Fun product

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awesome fun!
Posted 3/9/2011 by Cool inventor kid
Rating: 5

Love using my imagination to make things not in the book! I make cool little battle bots and have a whole war set up.... I can create, build and battle for hours!

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Posted 12/29/2010 by Melissa Arndorfer
Rating: 5

My 14 year old stepson loves this. He has been diagnosed with Juvenile Epilepsy so we are always trying to find other items that are not video game related. This was perfect for his age. Lots of small pieces, but the case they come in is very durable, sturdy and very handy.

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great for our son
Posted 8/5/2010 by Roanoke, Va.
Rating: 5

Our son really likes being able to work on his own projects following the instructions. He's just old enough to do this, and he works a little, leaves it there, and then comes back to it soon to work some more. He loves it.

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Erector Sets - as Valid Today as when Dad was a Kid
Posted 5/10/2010 by Scott Ellis
Rating: 4

While the pieces/parts of today's Erector Sets include more specialized parts, many of which are plastic, the construction process is still satisfying and educational. Mostly, the process challenges one's ability to follow obscure directions consisting exclusively of visual diagrams, e.g. IKEA furniture assembly instructions. My only 'negative' observation about this kit is the lack of written clarification in the instructions, some of which were not visually clear enough to avoid pitfalls (bolting on an incorrect girder or using the wrong-sized bolt.) Other than that, I look forward to improvising and creating my own designs in the future.

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Erector Set Special Edition Set
Posted 2/10/2010
Rating: 4

Purchased for 7yr old boy who loves to construct and wanted metal parts that can be held with bolts. He was becoming frustrated with Magnetics and Legos falling apart during play. Of course he went to the most complicated project, the crane. Once convinced to start with easier projects and work toward the more difficult, he is spending many hours with and is enjoying the erector set. Nice to have a carry/ storage case.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/1/2010
Rating: 5

exactly what he was looking for--though he prefers models with motors if those could be added to future sets

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Erector Set
Posted 12/30/2009 by Steve Downs
Rating: 5

The Erector set is great, just like I remember it as a kid. I spent a lot of time helping build the creations, but I had a lot of fun. This is a little too much for a 6 year old boy but he loves it. It is better than legos that fall apart if you play with them.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 9/15/2009 by Shane
Rating: 4

Product is fantastic with easy to follow instructions...But my set is missing a small part which allows th wheels to lock onto the axle.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/13/2008 by Les
Rating: 4

I got this for my child for a gift. I opened the box to look at it. It's pretty solid pieces. Most of the pieces are metal. It is a great way to build different working models.

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Erector Special Edition
Posted 1/16/2008 by Rick S
Rating: 4

Really enjoyed everything about the kit. Used by a 14 year old. He enjoyed the versatility of the kit and how many different things he can do with it. He even enjoys using it to play with his legos. His only concern was that the directions weren't really complete for some of the things he wanted to make

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Erector Set Review
Posted 1/14/2008 by Ronny
Rating: 5

It is completely awesome. I recommend this is you like building stuff.

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It's Just Awesome
Posted 1/14/2008 by Chris Hanson
Rating: 5

This Erector set (actually Meccano in disguise) is intricate, very high quality and well made. The designs in the design booklet are very complex, so this is not a toy for small kids. It will push your engineering and assembly skills (as well as your skill reading diagrams). I love it to death, and it works fairly well with my classic (flanged beam) Erector Set pieces from my childhood and my father's. Some pieces are plastic, but only ones that make sense. Girders (strips) are shiny metal, plates are a nice powder-coated finish over metal. The included wrench is well-designed and ergonomic. Screws are now a well-fitting Allen (hex-head) style rather than the original hard-to-stay centered flat-head screws of classic Erector. A good Allen key is included.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/10/2008 by Maria Moberg
Rating: 4

Recipient enjoyed the product. Never had Erector set as a child and now in his 40s and couldn't wait to dive in to assemble one of the models. All pieces seem to be intact. Nice carry case. Great gift for adults. Age group says from age 8 to adult, but this is probably not a product suitable for a child because of the complexity of the models and the small pieces.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/9/2008 by Leonid Tverskoy
Rating: 5

Son loves it

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Erector Set
Posted 12/28/2007 by Joan Janda
Rating: 5

We ordered the Erector Set for our grandson. I, the grandfather had one (or maybe more than one.) It was my favorite toy. It is more than a toy. I became an Engineer. Some of the imagineering that it brought me, helped me. My grandson has muscular dystrophy so he is limited in his activities. He seems to like to work with his hands, so we thought this would be a good toy for him. We hope it will bring him as much pleasure as it brought me.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/26/2007 by Candy H
Rating: 5

We purchased the Erector set for my 7 year old son. He and his dad have just finished their first project--the plane. My husband loved the set as a child and now is able to enjoy it with his son.

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Special Edition Set
Posted 12/20/2007 by Patsy McMillan - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

My husband says it is a lot of fun but the directions could be a lot clearer. Also the carrying case was not good because the top does not fit tight enough to hold the loose pieces in place.

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Special Edition Set
Posted 5/17/2007 by Margarat Moore
Rating: 4

It is good overall and my son loves it, but the box doesn't hold everything together in one place. There are no gears, no clutches, and there is no steam shovel as said in the product description. Overall good, but specificly bad.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/17/2006 by Tracey R Conti
Rating: 5

Thanks so much. My husband loves it.

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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 11/22/2006 by Michelle E Ellermeier
Rating: 5

It is so wonderful when good things you remember from childhood not only still exist but are even better. This is a fantastic Erector set with wonderful accessories.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/10/2006 by Bill O'Brien - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

I enjoy the Erector Sets in all their many forms. Now that I have several, I can be "creative" with and build models of my own design as well as the models depicted in the sets. A great toy and my two grandsons (age 9 and 7 ) enjoy them too.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 10/19/2006 by Ellen Abrams
Rating: 4

I purchased this for my grandson who is quite the builder! He thinks it's cool! He particularly likes working with metal pieces and thinks the box is fabulous to organize the set. It keeps pieces separate from all the other building tools he uses.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/19/2006 by Carrie McIntosh
Rating: 5

Excellent! I was so happy when I found your site. The selection of toys is exceptional and with the prices to match!!! My son LOVED the Special Edition Errector Set. He opened it up the morning after Christmas day and spent the whole day working on it. I don't know if I have ever seen him that focused for such an extended period of time. Now he can't wait until his birthday and the possibility of another set!

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Fun for all
Posted 1/17/2006 by Roger Nixon
Rating: 5

Many years ago I had an Erector set. It was left behind during a move and I never saw it again. I was internet searching for toys and found fatbrain.com. I have had so much fun building the models and inventing my own. There is nothing like building something with materials that work. It is AMAZING! P.S. I am 54 years old and still a kid.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/9/2006 by Kathy Van Etten
Rating: 5

My son loves it! He likes the carrying case with all the compartments especially.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/3/2006 by Fran
Rating: 4

A very nice set in an excellent storage case. I was a little disappointed with the number of "large" pieces. Though this has 600+ pieces, many of the pieces are screws and bolts. Compared to other venues for this product this was an excellent price and shipping was very fast.

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Special Edition Set
Posted 1/2/2006 by Richard Neill
Rating: 5

This toy has kept our child busy for hours. It is something parents and children can enjoy together. The quality is excellent and instructions easy to follow.

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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 1/2/2006 by Henry Stadler
Rating: 4

The set comes in a nice, rugged case with plenty of compartments to keep everything neat and organized. Obviously things change over time and the Erector set I had as a kid over 25 years ago has changed considerably from what is now being sold. An electric motor, rubber tires and other parts make the set geared more towards mobile creations as opposed to more stationary creations but my 10 year old will have a lot of enjoyment with this set.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/2/2006 by William Goodrich
Rating: 5

My son shook his head yes when I asked him if he liked the set. He has just about completed a wheeled vehicle. The price was competitive.

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The perfect toy you can build together.
Posted 1/2/2006 by Annie Andre
Rating: 4

I bought this set for my 8 year old son thinking that it would be somewhat of a challenge. The box indicated this was age appropriate for 8+ years. What I discovered was that this toy was extremely challenging... too challenging for him to do alone. So parents, unless you are willing to sit with your 8 year old and build this set together I wouldn't recommend this toy. However, if you're looking for something that you can do together then this is perfect. Overall, I'm glad I got this for my son. Most likely it will take us a month to build one project using our spare time. But it's a lot better than watching TV and it gives us something to do together.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/2/2006 by Louise Bass
Rating: 5

Thank you for carrying in stock the old fashioned, metal erector set. Your sale price was nice too. Quick delivery! Great web site - easy to use. Overall, great job!

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/28/2005 by Steve Prabucki
Rating: 4

Thought there would actually be more pieces in the set but they count a lot of nuts and screws as part of the product. Me and my son had a great time building different stuff out of the idea book that came with the set. It has a very nice carrying case.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/27/2005 by Steve
Rating: 5

Great storage case, lot's of room for more pieces. Includes built-in rulers. 25 models to make, several motor types and clutches.

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Great Erector set
Posted 12/14/2005
Rating: 5

I ordered this set from FatBrainToys (for the first time), and my experience was great. The set arrived exactly at the promised delivery day, and an hour later my son was building his first model. This set is a great educational toy for future engineers, with several step-by-step instructions and unlimited possibilities for your own emagination. Recommend it to anyone!

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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 12/11/2005 by Thomas Fiske
Rating: 5

Excellent heavy plastic carrying case to hold all the pieces. Grandchidren already have a few smaller sets of the same brand. Case is large enough to hold all those pieces. Very pleased. Order was recieved promptly, and well packed.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/11/2005 by Courtney Arso
Rating: 5

Satisifed completely. The Erector Set is a gift for my Dad and he hasn't seen it yet. However, he picked this exact item out and said it is almost excatly how he remembers his first set when he was a boy. He is a Grandfather now and wants to enjoy the fun again with his grandson.

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A Very Special Christmas Gift
Posted 2/24/2005 by Ettore J DeTorres
Rating: 5

This is one of the best quality toys that adults and their children will enjoy. Since opening gifts on Christmas day, this is the one toy that my 7 year old son has continued to remain interested in. It is an excellent set with several projects that we can both work on and enjoy together. For younger children, I highly recommend the Model 10 set to start with if they have not used Erectors before, or that a parent assist them with the construction, otherwise some of the assembly complexities will frustrate them. For my son this is a good compliment to his LEGO sets, as it also allows for unlimited imagination, combined with hands on construction.

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Erector set
Posted 1/17/2012 by Tom Stanfill - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

Great for a 9 year old.

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 3/22/2011 by james johnson
Rating: 5

excellent quality, very good instruction manual - not sure they come any better. a wealth of erector set user information on the web. possibilities for the mechanically inclined with this type of 'toy' are fascinating. i got the set to play with mechanical linkages prior to model building, will probably buy a second set.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 3/9/2011 by rick schwartz
Rating: 4

11 year old is still a little young, but I think he will play more as time goes on

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XMAS FOR 8 YR OLD GRANDSON
Posted 11/15/2010 by Cindy Knockeart - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

I can't really evaluate this product yet. It is a Xxmas gift for my grandson so he has not received it yet. Based on how it looks and all that comes with it though, it looks like it will be something he will really like.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/27/2011 by Kim Hundley
Rating: 3

Nice quality… Love the storage box.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/4/2011 - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

My grandson loved the erector set and plays with it all the time.

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toys for my grandchild
Posted 9/28/2011 by Barbara Coulter - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

As a child we played with erector sets. It was fun and it made you think and while you played your imagination took over and you were building and making so many different things.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR NEPHEW
Posted 9/8/2011 by RODNEY SCHRECK - RELATIVE
Rating: 5

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR NEPHEW

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 6/29/2011 by Kevin Ostby - OTHER
Rating: 5

I use this Erector Set to prototype designs of equipment that I build. It is an invaluable tool for finding design flaws/improvements. I love it.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/11/2011 by Edward Forbes
Rating: 4

Once the missing parts were replaced, the Erector Set is a great toy. My son chose to start with a complex project and avidly works on a segment of the project, puts it down for days, then picks it up again to complete another segment. It's also a great opportunity to work together as father/son team. It's a very good experience for both of us. My son loves it.

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great for all ages
Posted 2/7/2011 by Carolin Lund - RELATIVE
Rating: 4

Bought this for my big boy for his 28th b-day. All he wanted to do that day was play with it. He started with the biggest piece in the instructions using up all parts but a few nuts and screws. He is playing with his crane which is decoration our living room quite frequently. I tried to talk him into taking it apart and starting a new project, but he rather wants more parts...maybe for his next b-day. The quality seems good. Except for the plastic container it came in, which was broken in one compartment.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/20/2011 by Jim Duthie
Rating: 5

The product is amazing. This was a departing gift to Mr. Bill Gate and his son Rory after a tour of our Specialty steel contracting Facility. Products like this allow minds of the young and old to experience building fundamentals with true hand on learning

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/29/2010 by Katy Hoover
Rating: 4

The erector set was a great hit with my husband, who is a large child! LOL! He opened it Christmas morning and it kept him out of my kitchen all day - it really was a great present for him. I was a little bummed that the case had arrived damaged - I didn't realize it when I wrapped it because of the paper sleeve that goes around the unopened case. The bottom portion of the case under the sleeve was cracked in several places and when I looked in the shipping box, there were pieces of the plastic in the bottom of the box. I won't return the set - I cannot pry it away from my husband! All in all, it was a great gift for him! Thanks!

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/9/2010 by Leota Dunagan - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

Haven't tried to use it yet. I bought it for my grandson for Christmas. My son, his Dad, had one when he was young & absolutely loved it. Somewhere in a move, we losst it. So my son will probably as excited as my grandson over it. If it is as good as the last one we had, I am sure we will be pleased. After Christmas, I will let you know more about it. I searched & searched & was so excited when I founf your web site. You had exactly what I had in mind.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/8/2010 by Lynne Moeller - EDUCATOR
Rating: 5

excellent product which uses not only hand coordination but the brain as well. Kids need to read and follow directions. The sense of accomplishment is awesome

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Erector Set Special Edition
Posted 12/7/2010 by Patsy Adkins - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

The kit is well conceived and quite entertaining and educational for the boy who uses it.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/7/2010 by Roberta Brecheisen - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

The erector case arrived with a broken foot The set was placed in the bottom and then had paper added to the top to fill the box. Probably it was thrown during transit and hit something to break the foot. My older son who had the same erector set over 20 years ago looked and decided we did not want to return as we were afraid the same would happen again unless your packaging department was aware of how not to package. My grandson has not gotten the gift but I am sure he will play with it frequently as my son did.

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Erector set
Posted 11/24/2010 by DIANE POIRIER JESSUP
Rating: 5

Dad wanted this tow - since he had one, they have set up a table to use and design creations- they are having a ball

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Great Service and Product
Posted 12/22/2009 by Philip Mitchell
Rating: 5

We bought for our 14 y/o son. Wanted something as an alternative to electronics and digital games. He really enjoys it and, although it was about a $100, it is a bargain considering the amount of time he can play with it and the creativity and concentration involved.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/10/2009 by becdae
Rating: 5

Purchased for a Christmas gift for my son. He is into building things. He is 6 yrs but I think he will try to create some great things with this Erector set.

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Erector Set Special Edition
Posted 11/9/2006 by Michael F. Vogel
Rating: 5

Nicely packaged and true in design and quality to the original sets of the 50's.

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SE Erector Set
Posted 10/31/2005 by Harold Denton
Rating: 5

Immediately captured the attention of my 10 year old grandson. The plastic box with trays for individual parts a major advantage. Instruction book well written and illustrated. One mechanism built the first night.

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Special Edition Erector set a good buy
Posted 2/25/2005 by Gary Ford
Rating: 4

The set provides a good variety of parts. My son is using it to try ideas for a school robotics competition. He's able to build different configurations, and the parts are strong and durable so that he can drive his creation and not have it fall apart. Perhaps the only complaint is that we wish the set had a few larger "plates". Overall though, the set delivered what we had hoped, and we're very satisfied.

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Special Edition Set
Posted 2/24/2005 by Cynthia Winters
Rating: 5

I purchased this product for my 12 year old son as a Christmas gift. My son loves to put things together and take them apart with real tools. My son loves his new Erector set, finally something for him to take apart and put together. The Erector set was definatly the perfect gift for hours of fun and learning!

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Erector Set and Fat Brain Toys
Posted 2/24/2005 by Zane Anderson
Rating: 5

Thanks for your interest, and yes, Will and I had an opportunity to build a forklift with the Erector Set. It's not as heavy-duty as the one I had as a kid, but it's a good educational toy that I'm sure will last Will for many years. I searched the local stores for this particular set and much to my dismay they were all sold out, so I found Fat Brain on the internet. The lady I spoke to was very helpful and assured me that it would be here in time for Christmas. I received an email telling me that it was being delivered, then a follow-up saying when it was delivered and where it was left. I really appreciated that. I would have to say that doing business with Fat Brain was a pleasant experience, and I may just do all my shopping for the kids next year with you. (Be sure and send my your catalog next fall.)

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/4/2005 by Kenneth Hawkes
Rating: 5

Very nice combination of parts, our grandson loves the set!

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Fantastic set
Posted 11/10/2004 by randall whiteaker
Rating: 5

Fantastic set .I'm 51 and enjoying this like when I was 8. Built 4 models already and continuing to build more . Impressive !!

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An Excellent Set
Posted 2/16/2010
Rating: 5

The set is everything I expected it to be. The pieces are perhaps a bit less robust than the classic sets, but the inclusion of plastic pieces allow for more creativity than the old sets. The instructions are quite well written and drawn. My son is 12 and this was perfect for him. We assembled one machine (catapult) together and then he was off and running. I seem to recall the set was recommended for ages 8 and over, and in my opinion, 8 is definitely too young to really enjoy this.

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erector set
Posted 11/30/2009 by Terry Allen
Rating: 4

I would have like to have seen more spare parts in set, so you could build other things other than what the set would allow. I guess I will have to find some extra parts somewhere to solve my problem, but other than that set is as advertised and am satisfied.

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Erector set special edition set
Posted 11/12/2009 by bethf
Rating: 5

This erector set is everything I was looking for in a set. My 7 year old son loves to build things and was ready to build something different and challenging. There are many different items he can build with this set, which is why I chose this one over the other ones available.

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Mr.
Posted 6/17/2008 by ERIC T PAVEY
Rating: 4

Everything was like I expected except for one thing: The pulley's, and some of the spaces are plastic: I thought these sets were all metal. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. And it'd be nice if as an alternative to pulley's and rubber-bands, they used sprocketsgears and chains.

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Erector Set
Posted 1/4/2006 by Jacob Lehrfeld
Rating: 4

I bought it for my grandsons (8 and 6). They tried to make the most complex item. It was a bit difficult for them but with the help of my son and son-in-law they were able to complete the projects and enjoyed playing with the crane. The children were intrigued with the sets. They enjoy the sets and are looking forward to constructing easier projects on their own.

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Not a quick toy
Posted 2/24/2005 by Donna Thaemlitz
Rating: 4

My son is above average in inteligence but he lacks in patience. He likes to be done quickly. This is not a quick toy. Since both his father and grandfather have remarked about 'what a great toy ..' and 'I remember....', my son has work with his set several times in the past few days. He has even commented on it being one of his favorites. I anticipate that once he starts to see things come together and work, he'll be encouraged to continue and develope some patience! Maybe you could find some simple designs for beginners- that don't take so long to build. These could be includedin a smaller book that has some steps more fully broken down.

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Still as captivating as when I was a child!
Posted 11/14/2013
Rating: 5

This creative construction toy can make easy or complex projects used for play and learning. Helps children learn basic engineering skills and design simple machines or complex creations. I played with an Erector Set for hours on end as a child and now I enjoy watching and helping my child do the same.

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Awsome Product
Posted 8/15/2013 by Jerry Clark
Rating: 5

This is another awesome Erector set with lots of models to choose from. Great colored instructions that are easy to follow and even more choices online. My 11 year old absolutely loves this set. Build sturdy and the included case is nice. I would definitely recommend this for older children who are interested in design and building.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/21/2011 by Ashley Roberts - FRIEND
Rating: 5

It's great!! He loves it, and so do I. Great interaction with hands-on activites.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/12/2011 by grandma
Rating: 4

Our grandson was thrilled to receive this set. He is a total whiz (really) at assembling all Legos, and was anxious to dive into this construction. He does get frustrated and discouraged at times because some of the illustrated steps to assembly are not as clear as with Legos. In fact, Dad, Grandpa and I took a fair amount of time over a few illustrations which were absolutely confusing. Overall, a good product. Sturdy. Lots of options. It will be a learning and growing experience for him. The tool use and motorized aspects are a good step up from plastic blocks. We hope he will ultimately build his own ideas, rather than following the suggested constructions (like we did as kids!)

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/7/2011 by Sharon Franklin - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

Very good for learning systems

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Erector Set
Posted 1/27/2011
Rating: 4

Classic toy that I loved as a kid. Now my son loves it.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/10/2011 by Alexander B.
Rating: 5

I bought this for my 9 year old son for Christmas and he has LOVED it! He has always enjoyed building things his whole life (from blocks to legos to simple woodworking) and this set was perfect for him. He is a good reader for his age and is able to follow most of the directions. However, when he doesn't understand something, the pictorial directions fill in very nicely. He is already adding to the base designs on his own. I highly recommend this set for any child who enjoys building, designing and creating.

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/30/2010 by Marc Colby - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

Impressed with the packaging and appearance of the product. Was a gift for an 8 year old and at first I think he was a bit taken aback by the complexity of the instructions. After working on it with an adult assisting he became more interested and is now building with the set. Glad we got it for him, I think it is going to be challenging for him which is good.

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Erector Set
Posted 12/29/2010 by Patrick Byle
Rating: 5

Excellent product. I had a set when I was a kid and this is so much cooler. Motors, fan belts, moving parts are teaching my son about how power really works!!

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/27/2010 by Damien Stephens
Rating: 5

Wonderful product that engages my son's imagination.

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Erector Set
Posted 12/26/2010 by Betty Moore
Rating: 5

This was given to the persons that played and helped the younger person years ago with an Erector set. They have often wondered if the Erector sets of today were the same or more detailed than the ones some years ago. This set seems to have more motor driven instrucions to make than the ones of many years ago (approx. 35 years ago).

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erector set
Posted 12/23/2010 by Fred
Rating: 4

quality not what i remember as a kid, but non the less good

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Erector Set Special Edition
Posted 12/23/2010 by Joseph Pennachio - RELATIVE
Rating: 5

One of the few good values on the market today. Requires the use of motor, mechanical, and cognitive skills in one nice package. The child is then rewarded with a completely assembled motorized toy, providing hours of fun.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/22/2010 by KATE BOYD
Rating: 5

Our almost 9-year old grandson (who we are raising) has high-functioning autism, ADHD, and a seizure disorder. He received an erector set a couple of years ago for Christmas and recently expressed interest in getting a second set. He is reluctant to disassemble the items he creates -- thus needed a new set. He mostly creates his own things using his imagination. Tends to not like reading directions -- wants to use his own brain power -- which is one of the nice things about an erector set. Erector sets are so sturdy and provide lots of opportunity for intricate creativity.

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Well Crafted
Posted 12/20/2010 by BRYON
Rating: 4

I bought this erector set originally for my 3 year old, but also for me too. Since I never had an erector set when I was little, I thought I should get the best one. I didn't realize how detailed the project was. Even though I knew this set was designed for 8+, I thought I could supervise my 3 year old and everything would be great! The deluxe set is great, don't get me wrong, but I didn't anticpate 6-8 hours of build time. My son wanted the big crane built, of course, and when I finally completed it, it seemed more suited for an older child. The only negative thing I can say about the crane is that when I lowered the crane with the motorized switch, it needed a little more weight and more tension on the string in order for it to lower down on its own. Cranking it up was great. I ended up returning the unit where the store manager told me to keep it together and they were going to use it as a display. She gladly provided me with store credit and we bought a more age appropriate erector set for my 3 year old. I can't wait to give feedback on that one too. He loves it.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/19/2010 by Jason Goldstein
Rating: 5

This is a Christmas gift.... The recipient has not recieved it yet. However, I have assembled the most complex model to ensure all the parts were accounted for. Only missing one piece, and it is on it's way here now. Great toy, I'm thinking about buying another for myself.

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/19/2010
Rating: 5

Great product. High quality pieces.

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Erector Set
Posted 12/14/2010
Rating: 4

This is the same set that my husband had as a small child and can't wait to have our son open it up at Christmas. This will provide endless hours of family fun!!

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Great gift for curious kids
Posted 10/19/2010 by Tricia VanCoenhover
Rating: 5

Looks like a great kit- the child this was purchased for has a great time and creates really cool things

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 4/6/2010 by paul barcus - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

It was a big hit for me and my son to work together with my granddaughter to build a car over the Easter holidays. My 33 year old son and 6 year old granddaughter really enjoyed the activity. My granddaughter especially enjoyed operating the power tool. The instructions were well done, and the entire time together brought back many memories for me when I, in my childhood spent many hours with my set thanks

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Enrichment through Erector Sets
Posted 1/21/2010 by Michael Herres - EDUCATOR
Rating: 5

I am a teacher with Lincoln Public Schools and bought the erector sets to use as enrichment with some of my visual learners. These sets are perfect for this application because the manuals literally have one word, "scale. It is rewarding for these kids to use a manual to build something very complex. Needless to say, it is also excellent for fine motor skills.

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Fun Building Toy
Posted 1/14/2010 by JLK
Rating: 4

Good ideas of items to build. Kids need to be careful to look at which hole the arrow point to or it'll be off. Gives good design principles for kids. un to see the result. Not so fun to dismantle. The case is great. He'll get lots of use out of it if I can get him to take it apart for the next project.

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Erector Set
Posted 12/29/2009 by Michael Meza
Rating: 5

Fantastic fun. My 11 year old son went from 15 minute Lego builds to a full afternoon and into the evening Erector set build session. He is being challenged with new skills and more complex design and instructions. We are both having a good time together.

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Great Gift
Posted 12/27/2009 by Stefanie deOlloqui
Rating: 5

Gave this to my 9 year old nephew. He loved it and his mom did too!

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love the erector set
Posted 12/27/2009 by Janice Deal
Rating: 5

Beautiful kit; nice directions; this is a toy we'll save for future generations!

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Erector set special edition.
Posted 12/26/2009 by Finn Jorgensen
Rating: 4

Excellent quality. Many hours of construction fun awaits.

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special edition Erector set
Posted 12/25/2009 by arlene - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

quality of parts excellent, great product for thinking, quality time for father and 7year old son.Great confidence builder.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/25/2009 by Ed Wimberly - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

Just what we wanted for our grandson.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/21/2009 by tim clemons - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

It is a very complicated set but for those who want to spend time with thier children on building projects it is very good. the insturctions are complete but it is very tedious because the parts are very small

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Grand Mother
Posted 12/21/2009 by B. Lockhart
Rating: 4

The switch was broken after my grandson used it twice. We are going to send it in and try to get another one. Other than that he was thrilled with the whole system and his parents liked the case it came in.

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Erector Set -Special Edition
Posted 12/20/2009 by Ann-Marie
Rating: 5

I can't wait for my son to play with this. My brother had an erector set when he was young, and we all liked trying to make things. I hope the case it came in helps keep pieces organized.

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Great toy
Posted 12/16/2009 by Bob
Rating: 4

Great toy offering hours of enjoyment for my 10 year old son.

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Erector Set
Posted 12/9/2009 by Larry Robertson - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 4

Products are of Good Quality Materials. My Grandson will love it!

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/8/2009
Rating: 4

This product is everything that we had wanted for our son. It was the only thing that he wanted for Christmas and we are excited to see him open it up for Christmas.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/6/2006 by Frits Sandberg
Rating: 4

We bought this for our 6 year old son. He loves building things. He put the erector set on his Christmas list and is absolutely thrilled with it! The set comes with a book to build all the different models but right now he is enjoying making up his own stuff. I recommend it if your child likes to tinker, create, or build.

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Excellent toy
Posted 1/2/2006 by NICHOLAS KERR
Rating: 5

I feel this set is an excellent one to start out with. It offers many possibilities in the variety of things which can be built. However, it wouldn't surprise me if I purchased the 50-model set also to suppliment and expand my selection of parts. A definate for any child who is curious about the world of building things.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/7/2005 by Robert E. Seginack
Rating: 5

Great quality toy, really nice storage container. The order process, follow up, shipping just could not get any better.

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Erector Set
Posted 12/5/2005 by cathy Bernard
Rating: 5

This was a gift for my father. This was his favorite toy when he was a boy. He was surprised when he received it and absolutely loves it! My dad enjoys playing with it with my two sons (and they love it). The case is a nice perk for it makes for easy clean-up and transporting. Your site has the most novel toys. Our family enjoys "browsing." Thank you for your excellent customer service. Have a wonderful holiday.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/5/2005 by James Gallo
Rating: 5

one word FANTASTIC

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/30/2005 by Larry Lavell
Rating: 5

This is a Christmas present for my grandchildren ages 5 thru 9. I remember the hours and hours of enjoyment I received as a child with the old fashioned Gilbert Erector set. It looks as fascinating as the original and maybe even more so. My hope is that they will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Amy
Posted 11/29/2005 by Amy Gorman
Rating: 4

Great creative toy for a child that likes to build. Some of the models are complicated for an 8 year old but he/she can start with simpler projects and use this toy for years. Good that this set comes in a carrying case because there are so many pieces.

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/24/2005 by Kate Martin
Rating: 5

I bought this Erector set as a Christmas gift for my 13 year old nephew. It comes in a great carrying case, and looks to be a lot of fun for someone who likes to put things together. I appreciate Fat Brain's great prices and professional service.

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Erector Set
Posted 11/23/2005 by Denise Kelloff
Rating: 5

This set is great for teaching kids how to use their logistical skills / why things work a certain way and why they don't.

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/23/2005 by Pete Camarda
Rating: 5

This Erector set is a Christmas gift for my grandson so he has not played with it yet. After inspecting the sets component parts, I am very pleased and as he likes to build things he should get many hours of pleasure. The same as I did after receiving an erector set for Christmas at his age. I think children are missing out on the creative process today with the influence of electronic games and toys.

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Super looking Set
Posted 11/22/2005 by Rebekah J Yeager
Rating: 4

We have not yet made anything as this is a gift for Christmas, but this looks just like what I was aiming for for my "engineer" minded 8 year old. I know that he will spend many happy hours with this making stuff and there are plenty of pieces to offer lots of choices.

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Priceless Creativity and Memories in the Making
Posted 11/8/2005
Rating: 4

I bought this for my 12 year old son. It's a Christmas gift so he has not received it yet. However, I would like to comment that when I saw this Special Edition set on your web site (at a fair price, I might add!), I knew it would be the perfect item for him and his Grandfather (my Dad). They will get to spend precious hours building and using it together.... that's something that you cannot put a price on. Erector sets have been around a looong time, my Dad still has an original one - the motorized crane. I was so happy to have come across your web site, offering a well rounded selection of real toys that promote creativity, imagination, learing without costing me a months pay! Thank you! Oh, and the only reason I am not giving a rating of 5 stars (highest), is because we haven't opened the package yet. (Hoping all the pieces will be there and that it works the way I envision).

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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 10/14/2005 by Karen Croston
Rating: 4

My daughter thinks that this is product is great. She likes to build things that move.

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Creative Construction Gift
Posted 10/11/2005 by Christine Leja
Rating: 5

My godson is very interested in robots but is too young to yet use software and construct an operational robot. The erector set gives him the ability to build and refine his skills until he is ready for the software side of a robot. By the way, my godson was born on Christmas and this is a combination birthday and christmas gift. In the past, he has constructed every lego toy we gave him in record time. We are hopeful that this gift will give him more hours of pleasure.

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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 9/16/2005 by Mike Gnaster
Rating: 5

This erector set is a Christmas present for my grandson. I noticed how he enjoys building type toys. I tried to purchase a very similiar item on Ebay with no success.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 8/27/2005 by Cecil Lourens
Rating: 5

Great product. My son enjoys it, but the instructions booklet only contains instructions up to model no. 11, last 14 models doesn't have instrucions, which is fine I presume for older guys. But his dad will figure them out, I'm sure... Your service is of course of the highest standard, order processing, delivery everything went exceptionally well. Thanks guys, great work!

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Erector Special Edition
Posted 7/11/2005 by Fenty Jono
Rating: 5

I bought this set for my nephew who is 9 yrs old and he totally loves it! Fat Brain Toys has great selection, great pricing, great service and fast shipment, I will surely do business with you again. Thanks.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 7/7/2005 by Larry Then
Rating: 5

We ordered this for our son who is 12 years old. He has used this set everyday since we gave it to him. He takes it on long trips with him in the car. And there is enough space in the case to add his other sets so they are all together. The ordering was great. We were up dated on every move and it was fast. We will again be ordering from your company.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 7/6/2005 by Rob Prest
Rating: 5

When I was an eight year old kid in the early 50's, my parents gave me an erector set and I loved it. Now I have two 8 year old grandsons and I gave each of them the Special Edition Set--they also love them. They are both accustomed to the lego series of assembly models, but they tell me that the erector set allows them to make lots of models, then take them apart and make something else. I'm hoping they will both learn to use their creativity to design and build their own unique items.

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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 7/6/2005 by Larry Ruth
Rating: 5

This is not the set I grew up with - It is awesome. I ordered it for my sons birthday. It is a little pricey for a 10 year old, but youngbuilder.com's price saved me a bundle. When the set arrived (in two days - no shipping charges). I was stunned. My son will be able to use this kit for years (and maybe myself as well). If you like erector sets, this one is the one to get as it will do EVERYTHING!

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Erector Set
Posted 6/6/2005 by Peter MacRae
Rating: 5

The Erector set I bought from Fat Brain Toys was all I expected it to be and more. On the set it said for ages 8 and up. I am 66 and it is a little complicated for me, but I will struggle through it while reliving the excellent adventures of my childhood. Just think how many pieces i woould have if I had kept my original erector sets and my old Lionel train sets.

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Good toy, great price
Posted 5/18/2005 by Stewart Meijer
Rating: 4

Timely shipping (and free too) for this timeless toy. All in all, a good toy at a great price.

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Fantastic!
Posted 5/16/2005
Rating: 5

This set is a real treat. After reading Bruce Watson's biography of A.C.Gilbert, the inventor of erector sets, my son and I were ready to start building. We've built lego and k'nex and had a great time. This set is a bit more challenging than those toys, but we're having a great time. I suppose he's learning about building structures and patience and having motors power machinery, but we're really having too much fun to care about that. The carrying case was an unexpected surprise - it lets us keep all the pieces together so nothing gets lost. We are also enjoying the special edition train set.

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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 5/5/2005 by Ken Gautier
Rating: 4

This kit has a wide variety of projects for kids to build, and my kids especially enjoyed building the more complicated projects with my help.

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Erector set
Posted 4/18/2005 by Jerry Toms
Rating: 5

This is a great learning toy...Although my son, who is 12, is having difficulty with it I am sure he will get how to use it very quickly...I see very many engineering type traits in him and I am sure he will enjoy. Fat Brain Toys has been very prompt in shipping this product and I would use them again for all my learning toys. Jerry

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Tremendous kit for classroom use
Posted 4/1/2005 by Daniel Ueda
Rating: 5

I bought the special edition erector set for an 8th grade classroom. The students one of the 6V powered cars with enthusiasm. After the assembly is complete, we will be attaching ticker tape to the car and through a recorder. The recorder will place one dot per second on the ticker tape. We will then measure the distance between the dots and plot the results on a coordinate system. The results will be used to teach slope, equations of lines, and distance vs. time graphing. As for Fat Brain Toys, ordering was very easy, the product arrived UPS ground in under one week, and the price was unbeatable. I highly reccomend this erector set and Fat Brain Toys.

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Erector Set Review
Posted 3/16/2005 by John Hodgson
Rating: 5

A very satisfied customer would like to thank you for the simplicity of your web site. The set was smaller (not as many parts as I thought 640+ would look like) than expected but overall satisfied with product. Using youngbuilder.com definately made it easier and enjoyable to purchase the erector set. Thanks! John

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/25/2005
Rating: 4

My 10 year old really liked this set. It was difficult enough that he didn't finish it in one day but not so hard as to be frustrating.

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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/25/2005 by Jill Fath
Rating: 4

My son loved this erector set. He couldn't wait to get started on it. I loved the carrying case that came with it. It is great for starage.

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/25/2005 by Richard Diacont Jr.
Rating: 4

My grandson and I started putting the item in the picture together. What I noticed different from the set I owned many years ago was the SMALL size of the parts. Some of the bolts are very hard to distinguish from one another because they are so close in size to each other. I don't know if it is possible to color code the items, but that might help in identifying some of the smaller parts, also if the parts themselves we a bit larger. I would not mind paying more if those changes were made to the product. It also would be nice if you could e-mail me your thoughts on my suggestions. My e-mail is: rckd52755@aol.com. Thank you for your time. Rick Diacont

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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/25/2005 by Edwin Zollinger
Rating: 4

The carry case is a plus. The crane was not as easy to assemble as first thpought. I nneded to help my son gert organized and review how it is to be assembled. After that, then he seemed to get the knack. Our efforts do not reflect the picture... practice (hope will) make us perfect.

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This is a nice set but way too advanced for my 7 year old
Posted 2/24/2005 by Larry R White
Rating: 4

This is a nice set but way too advanced for my 7 year old grandson. In fact, I'm an engineer and I was having some trouble. I'll be keeping it for when he is older.

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Tons of Fun
Posted 2/24/2005 by Phillip Cole
Rating: 4

Very detailed instructions for the models in the book. My son is having a great time with his new Christmas present. My only complaint is the motor could be stronger. Does not power the cars very well at all.

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Crane Project
Posted 2/24/2005 by Shawn B. Brittingham
Rating: 4

Fat Brain delivered on time and product was in excellent shape. The Special Edition Set is difficult to assemble for a 9 year so I assisted. Looks good, lot of work. Thanks!

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Excellent Learning Gift
Posted 2/24/2005 by Tim Morales
Rating: 4

My son and I had hours of fun and endless possibilities with this construction set. Great to see his mind at work on something other than video games.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Set Special Edition
Posted 2/24/2005 by Krissi
Rating: 4

Great product, not as good as the original, but what do you expect. Super fast shipping and great service.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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SPECIAL EDITION ERECTOR SET
Posted 2/24/2005 by Erling and Nikki Naeyaert
Rating: 5

TO THE FOLKS AT FAT BRAIN TOYS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROMPT DELIVERY OF THE DET WE ORDERED. HAVING HAD AN ERECTOR SET OF MY OWN AS A KID,PLAYING WITH MY SON RYAN BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF DOING THE SAME WITH MY DAD. RYAN WAS AND STILL IS HAPPY WITH HIS SET,HE LOVES TO FREE STYLE AS IT WERE,AND IS QUITE THE ENGINEER. HIS OLDER BROTHERS BOTH HAVE ERECTOR SETS,AND SOME PEICES OF MY OLD SET THAT STILL SURVIVE ARE STILL BEING USED,MAINLY THE MOTOR,THE OLD PLUG IN TYPE.RYAN HAD ONLY ONE WISH,AND THAT WAS HE WANTED A BATTERY POWERED WRENCH LIKE HIS BROTHER GOT WITH HIS SET. IN ALL THE IDEA WAS A SUCCESS,AND HAS PROVIDED MANY HOURS OF QUALITY TIME ,I HOPE HE WILL REMEMBER HAVING SHARED WITH HIS DAD. THANKS AGAIN ERLING

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Excellent Product - brings back memories
Posted 2/24/2005 by Ken Kislak
Rating: 5

I am not going to say my age, but I am probably a bit old to purchase a product like this for myself. Anyway, as a kid I loved Erector Sets. I always aksed "Santa" for one each Christmas. I was not even sure they made these any longer, as I say on Ebay many old sets being sold. I hunted around and just stumbled across your site through Amanzon and was pleasantly surprised. I have not begun to work on this set yet, but love the way it is put together. Ir really brings back memories of a time when toys were toys! Your prices are excellent compared to any other site, and I plan to purchase other sets down the road. Hopefully this review is what you were expecting. Thanks.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Just right
Posted 2/24/2005 by Randy Dykstra
Rating: 5

Our two oldest boys, 9 and 11, got right into the set and began building a few models. The boys enjoy working together. The set is just right for them and we look forward to many hours of building. The folks at FatBrain Toys got the set out quickly and we received it on time, just a few days before Christmas. I give them 5 stars, too! Thank you! Regards, Randy Dykstra

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Even better than I remembered it.
Posted 2/24/2005 by David Legg
Rating: 5

I had a Meccano (Erector) set when I was young in England, and spent many hours building various models. I knew my son would enjoy the same experience, and I am very pleased with the set I bought. While very similar to the set I owned, the improvements in parts selection and tools will only make his experience better. We built the first model together, and it was lots of fun. He is 7, and needed a little coaching but was thrilled with the results. Definately money well spent!

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Great value!
Posted 2/24/2005 by Mary Clark
Rating: 5

This set is a wonderful value and includes a variety of pieces and a real working motor. It reminds me of the erector set that my brother and I enjoyed playing with when we were young. My 10-year-old, who is very interested in building (thank you Ty on "Extreme Makeover Home Edition"), will enjoy this for years to come.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Special Edition
Posted 2/24/2005 by ron witchie
Rating: 5

This set supplies lots of basic building components instead of specialty parts that tend to limit builders to only a few models. This set allows maximum creativity.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Just plain enjoyable
Posted 2/24/2005 by James Hamm
Rating: 5

On time and at the right price! This set never made it under the Christmas Tree. Instead I opened it on arrival and sat down at the kitchen table and started to build the largest unit. Hours later I was smiling like a kid. Just plain enjoyable.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Great Company! Great Product! Great Service!
Posted 2/24/2005 by Jud Krinsky
Rating: 5

In just a few words...read the review title. This review is as much about Fat Brain Toys as Brios Erctor Set. You folks are a pleasure to deal with. Friendly customer service,quick delivery, lots of interesting products, and great prices. Always having some reservations about buying online (being a brick and mortar retailer myself) it's nice to feel that there are good people serving you on the other end. I purchased a Special Edition Erector Set for my son for Chistmas.........I grew up with an Erector Set and used it for years and years......It looks like Jordan will be doing the same....what a timeless product. Thanks for the great service. Sincerely, Jud Krinsky

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Could not have been better!
Posted 2/24/2005 by Candi Arkell
Rating: 5

The Special Edition Erector Set was definitely a highlight for our 10-year-old son. He started building the next morning and is continuing to do so. The product was nicely packaged so as to arrive undamaged and the product case and instructions could not have been better! This is our first erector set bought (since we were kids) and will not be our last (the 5-year-old has been scanning the magazine we received with the set)! Thanks Much!

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Special Edition Set
Posted 2/24/2005 by Susanne Sahagun
Rating: 5

We were a little worried when the package arrived with a rattle, but be assured everything was there! We are thrilled, all three boys, 9, 11 and 39 are having a blast with their new toy. Great value too.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Major play time
Posted 2/24/2005 by Steve Van Pelt
Rating: 5

This item has received major play time and we can enthusiastically endorse it. The only snag was it's incompatability with the Windows 2000 operating system. We will have to upgrade our computer to utilize the software accompanying the item.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Best price
Posted 2/24/2005 by Steven Monte
Rating: 5

This was purchased for our 9-yr old son. Up until now, he has always had K'nex sets. While he really likes those, I think the Erector sets are something that will continue to stimulate & challenge him for years to come, and I am really pleased with the quality of this set. It is perfect for a starter. I have checked the price on this particular set at several websites, including Amazon & ebay, and even stores in our local area as well. Fatbraintoys had the best price by far & free shipping to boot. I received your catalog with the order & know now exactly where I will look first for toys for our future architect. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays,

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Outstanding Selection and Service
Posted 2/24/2005 by Peter McCormick
Rating: 5

I have bought a number of items over the internet this holiday season and did not have a better experience than from Fat Brain. Both the Special Edition Erector Set and service related to the ordering and shipping of the item could not have been better. Outstanding job!

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/4/2005 by Darlene Mandella
Rating: 5

It was packaged and shipped in a very optimum fashion. The recepient loved it. He is 11 and thoroughly enjoys it almost every day. It was a pleasure shopping with you.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Cool
Posted 1/4/2005 by Marcos Kenji Oshiro
Rating: 5

The product was quite as i was expecting, it´s fun, takes time, not easy but not hard... You can construct it in many different ways, and it keeps your brain more active. I would buy to my son if i had one!

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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collecting erector sets
Posted 1/4/2005 by Kevin Langfitt
Rating: 5

I collect toys of all sorts and have always liked erector sets and when I read about Brio offering special edition sets, I knew that the sets would meet and surpass my expectations of the toys! They are wounderful! After looking thru many sites on the web, I choose Fat Brian Toys because of how their web page was so easy to look thru, location to me and prices. Even after my purchase, Fat Brian Toys had sent me info as to where the product was till it arrived at my door. I was very impressed with their service. Makes a customer feel wanted! My purchase from Fat Brians Toys of four different erector sets was to check quality against the old sets. They fill the gap of old to new nicely. Two sets, a special edition train and the best of fifty model set, will entertain my two nephews for Christmas. The other two, a special edition train set and special edition set will be stored till a later time. I did get to open the special edition set to only look thru and was very pleased at how it is packed, at what materials was used. and at how informative the instruction booklet is. They all should be very fun to put together and play with sometime. Thanks to all for a good product that will be here for many years of play and enjoyment. Sincerly; Kevin Langfitt

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Special Edition Erector Set
Posted 1/4/2005 by HARRY B ZOLLER
Rating: 5

Superior toy for an 8 or 9 year old child that wishes to be challenged by a put together toy.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Hours of educational learning
Posted 11/28/2004 by Paul Wine
Rating: 4

i was looking for a education toy for my eleven year old grandson. I wanted to find something where he would be creative and something that would be challanging to him. I found the Erector Set Special Edition to be that item. With it he can build and create several different mechanical marvels. It actually takes his attention away form TV and directs into more productive and educational direction. I also like the fact that is not a computer game or etc. This is a hands on educational toy. He has hours of educational learning, and building which stimulated his creative juices.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Reminds me of being a kid
Posted 10/30/2004 by Francis Bruening
Rating: 4

Nice set, reminds me of being a kid. It is too advanced for my 6 year old, but we do projects together, and I'm hoping when he's older he'll develop a passion for building with this (I'm an engineer, like father like son) thx,

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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erector set
Posted 10/27/2004 by james
Rating: 4

ordering went smooth, shipping was timely and the product is as expected...so far I can't keep my 5 year old son and 10 year old daughter away from it....

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector set
Posted 10/14/2004 by Bryan Peeler
Rating: 4

St met our expectations both in quality and the skill level. The instructions are all pictures, and that is a little cobfusing at first.... but then makes sense, kinda like reading a blue print. My son was pleased and it was hard to NOT build things for him, but rather let him do it himself, and of course make mistakes and learn to correct them on his own. This set is NOT too complicated and is prefect for young people that are into building things.

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 1/4/2007 by Mary J. Hughes - RELATIVE
Rating: 2

I bought this set for my 10 year old nephew. Some of the metal pieces were "soft" (metal bent easily). The special container didn't keep all of the pieces organized & where they should be; each section should have had covers so that the pieces would stay put. Overall, I was disappointed!

9 of 15 customers found this review helpful.
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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/10/2008 by Scott Dyer
Rating: 4

Is a Xmas present for my son, have not given to him yet but I loved Erector sets as a kid and am sure he will enjoy as well

5 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Challenging Toy
Posted 9/3/2013 by Gary Allen
Rating: 5

The erector set is a great toy for my son. I am trying to get him to graduate from the popular you blocks to new challenging toys. He has really taken to the erector set. The erector sets are more hands on so he cannot build a very expensive set in a matter of minutes . I also think this set gives him a better understanding of real world mechanics.

3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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What You See Is What You Get !
Posted 2/24/2005 by Sylvia Thurman
Rating: 4

My 15-year-old grandson was excited to receive this 600+-part Erector set; however, upon opening it, there was some disappointment to find that this number included mostly nuts and screws and very few actual "parts." It would be helpful if the description and number of parts were listed rather than include 500+ nuts and screws as the majority of the numbered parts. I told my grandson that I would add to his set; but the initial disappointment still registered on his face as he continued to put together the motor. I will still add to his set, in hopes that further purchases will include more "parts" than this one actually contained. The delivery was as promised -- speedy and without a glitch! I will happily purchase from your store again !!

4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
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A rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/30/2012 by Gerald Gibboni - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

Great toy,will teach a lot

3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/27/2012 by KRISTIN L OSBAHR
Rating: 4

My 8 year old loves this set however it does require an adult to be present to "assist'!!

3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/26/2012
Rating: 4

My 15 year old is enamored with this!

3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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Review for Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 4/30/2013 by Carol Clayton
Rating: 5

my 10 yr old gradson loves his erector set'he now has 2!

2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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100 anniversary erector set
Posted 12/26/2012 by Elizabeth
Rating: 5

This gift webt to a 50 yr old male who is thrilled with it. It is a stress reducer for him

2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 10/29/2013 by Mark A. Carey
Rating: 4

We have only had the item for a short time, but he loves it. We have purchased other items in the past from your company.

2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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Information about Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 12/27/2012 by Peggy - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 5

My 8 year old grandson loved this. Glad I got this for him.

2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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Still in the box
Posted 1/8/2013 by Melissa Merson
Rating: 4

This appealed to me because my brothers played with these. The cool commemorative box looked like a convenient way to handle all the pieces and keep things organized.

1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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Erector Set Special Edition
Posted 1/4/2014 - GRANDPARENT
Rating: 2

I purchased the erector set for my 11 year old grandson. I was disappointed with the set. The instructions were difficult to read and my grandson wouldn't even attempt them. I don't think this will be a toy he goes to when he wants something to do. My grandson loves Legos and builds them all the time, so thought this would be a nice change for him but it didn't turn out that way.
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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Great B-day Gift for 11 year old boy
Posted 4/10/2013 by Julie Edge
Rating: 5

Perfect gift for a boy that loves Legos. As soon as he opened the present, he wanted to start putting it together.

1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 4/13/2014 by Carol Fish
Rating: 5

He just turned 9 and got it last night. He loves it but DAD has also HELPED him already build something. It was a great choice for him. I'm his grandma and made the purchase for his birthday.

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Product review of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 2/17/2012 by danny deavers - OTHER
Rating: 5

I am sure i will have hours of fun,when ever i get started.

5 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
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Fantastic
Posted 12/3/2013
Rating: 5

Saving this for Christmas, but really excited about it.

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Doctor
Posted 12/24/2012 by Lewis Goldfinger
Rating: 5

When packing unwrapped my 8 year old grandson, Jonah exclaimed,"This is really cool!!! REALLY COOL!! He carried it proudly to the auto and home.

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My rating of Erector Set - Special Edition Set
Posted 11/18/2012 by Roy Knudsen
Rating: 5

This product provides a much needed stimulation to help pass the winter doldrums.

16 of 40 customers found this review helpful.
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