When I think about the future, I think about a setting similar to that of The Jetsons. It’s a world where our homes are in the sky, everyone travels with a jetpack, and your flying car easily transforms into a briefcase with the touch of a button (casual). But, most of all, it’s a world where it’s totally normal to have a robot in the house.
Now, kids (and twenty-something-year-old adults) have the chance to have their very own personal robot. More than just a toy, the Meccano Meccanoid G15, from Spin Master, will be a kid’s new best friend. While Meccanoid isn’t made to be a housekeeper or do chores like Rosie from The Jetsons, he pretty much does everything else.
Using more than 600 pieces and six motors, kids can construct the two-foot tall working, moving, talking robot that is full of personality, has a sense of humor (I dare you not to laugh at one of Meccanoid’s jokes), and is capable of responding to instructions—including mirroring your own movements!
Right from the box, kids and adults alike will be excited to build Meccanoid. I promise that there is no necessary experience or skill needed at all to build this robot. Kids who love all things tech will have a blast building, and kids who don’t have any experience will have a new-found love for robotics. The packaging comes with everything that you need to build Meccanoid, including the proper tools, so no additional items need to be purchased.
Everybody knows that half of the fun of having a robot is the satisfaction that you get from building it yourself, so be prepared to spend lots of quality time with Meccanoid while you build him. Kids can construct him piece by piece, as they build up around his main frame. Kids who are old enough can build him on their own, or youngsters can enlist help from an adult—little hands are perfect to hold some pieces in place while an adult screws them together!
If you can’t get enough of the robot fun, another member of the Meccanoid family is available for purchase. I fondly call the Meccanoid G15 the “baby brother” of the Meccanoid G15 KS, a personal robot that is double the height, parts, and articulation.
Not only is Meccanoid a must-have tech toy this holiday season, but it also introduces kids to concepts that they won’t even think about when they are playing. They will learn how to build and delve into the world of robotics to program their very own friend. So far, only time will tell if everyone will have a robot one day, but for now the Meccanoid G15 is the best option for kids.