84Views8Replies

Author Options:

Can you help me find examples of modular building components? Answered

so far I've found
lego
duplo
kinex
snobe origami
bloxes

http://bloxes.com/
drilled paddlepop sticks

i also seem to have a memory of a rounded triangle shape in plastic/metal with bits cut out that you can attach together at right angles? no idea what they might be called. Any other suggestions out there?

8 Replies

user
porcupinemamma (author)2010-03-27

Ahhh yes, Meccano- check out the originals from the 1930's(?) or 1940's

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
kelseymh (author)2010-03-26

From my own childhood, "Girder and Panel building sets" and Tinkertoys. 

Roblox.

K'nex is spelled Kay apostrophe en ee ex.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
caitlinsdad (author)kelseymh2010-03-27

From my own childhood, some random bits of DNA.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)2010-03-27

Stickle Bricks are a rather poor modular system

Then you've got molecular model kits & related systems


L


Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)2010-03-27

What you are think of is Meccano.  It has changed a lot in recent years, but it used to be nothing but metal plates in a range of standard sizes, held together with nuts and bolts.

Meccano videos


Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
DJ Radio (author)2010-03-26

I can also name Erector and Magnetix.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
caitlinsdad (author)2010-03-26

Just go to a toy store and walk down the aisle:

Lincoln logs
Magnetix
FischerTechnik
some rounded triangle shape in plastic/metal with bits cut out that you can attach together at right angles
Pixo
notched popsicle sticks
deck of cards
etc...

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer