Crikey! The Meccano Meccanoid G15 Robotic Toy Works!
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 is one of the best interactive robotic toys on the market, in fact it is much more than a simple toy. One of its awesome features is that you have to build it! On the flip side is a buyer beware flag – this toy comes in a zillion pieces with around a pound of nuts and bolts, so you might have to help your kidz to put it all together.
It did win the 2016 Innovative Toy of the Year Award however, so it does have a certain pedigree! Another great point is that you can even remake your Meccano Meccanoid G15 into a dinosaur or any other type of animal you can imagine, simply by taking it apart and creating a new design – there are endless possibilities!
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 is an educational robotic platform with the following features:
- Build, Program and Play interactive robotic toy.
- 600+ parts.
- Learned Intelligent Movement (LIM) technology.
- LED eyes with 500+ color options.
- 64 megabits of memory in its Meccabrain.
- Motion capture feature.
- Rag Doll Style.
- 1000+ phrases.
- Voice recognition.
- Understands different languages.
- Powered by 6 motors for realistic movement.
- Requires free app from Google Play or AppStore.
- Requires 4 x C batteries.
- Works with iOS and Android mobile devices.
- Appropriate for ages 10 years +.
- Perfect kidz who love electronics.
- Size: 3.5 x 17.7 x 15 inches.
- Weight: 3.3 pounds.
- Ages: 8+ years.
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 – your personal robot
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 uses the most advanced technology to become your new best friend and interactive playmate. With more than 600 pieces and 6 high-tech motors, you can build a 2 foot tall real working, real moving and real talking robot in your home.
Your Meccano Meccanoid G15 can even learn and evolve its own personality with a sense of humor and is more than capable of responding to your instructions and mirroring your actions.
The Meccanoid G15 is powered by its Mecca brain and you can even program movements by moving the robot’s arms and it will repeat those same actions.
So you can interact with your robot in four different ways:
LIM (Learned Intelligent Movement)
With the advanced LIM, you can program movements and sounds into your Meccano Meccanoid G15 robotic toy with the push of a button. Want to see him move his arms up and down, nod his head or swing around?
That’s easy with LIM, you just move him around yourself and he will learn the movements and repeat them instantly.
Rag Doll Style
Even more fun is making your Meccanoid friend twist, turn or move any way you want when you swipe the Rag Doll Avator on the free app.
For extra interactive fun you use the Motion Capture feature on the Meccanoid app. Simply mount your smartphone on the Meccanoid, activate the Motion Capture feature and be amazed as he mirrors your every action!
With voice recognition, your interactive Meccanoid will respond to simple pre-programmed voice commands like ‘STOP’ or ‘MOVE FORWARD’. You can also program any number of other commands into your Meccanoid for an infinite number of fun and playful interactions.
Rebuilding your Meccanoid
With more than 600 parts, a Meccabrain, LED module, servos, rear wheel assembly, motor gearboxes and hand tools, there are an endless number of different interactive robots you can build from the Meccanoid.
Big kidz and even bigger adult kids can spend hours of fun creating and building as many robots as they can imagine. This is a toy that will keep everyone quiet and focused for hours on end!
Robotic toys are super popular and provide your kidz with educational, programming, engineering and science all in one awesome package. Your kidz will learn so much from designing and building their very own interactive robots, expanding their minds and bring them real world experiences.
Customer reviews of the Meccano Meccanoid G15
The majority of customers love Meccano Meccanoid G15 interactive robot, however there are two issues that I need to point out.
The first is that the 4 C batteries last barely 30 minutes before they need to be replaced, but this is a problem with many of these interactive toys, because they just chew into the power.
The second issue is that some people have found that the Meccanoid doesn’t respond well to voice commands, but that can be for a whole host of reasons. As I said, most online customer reviews are very positive, notably that building it is part of its awesomeness and it is so much fun, as well as being educational.
We bought this for our 16 year old daughter. She was able to assemble it herself in about 5 or 6 hours. She had always wanted to build something like this and this was a perfect project.
This is one cool robot. My son and I had a blast building this. It took about 6 hours for my 10 year old to build with help from me.
Fun project for daddy and his 8 year old daughter!
This is an amazing project, however the instructions could take a lesson from Lego’s. In addition you will need a magnifying glass to see some of the booklet instructions.
Took awhile to assemble, but son loves it, well worth it. Only issue was that the computer had a short in the power plug in, but called the company and they mailed out a new one right away, so excellent service on their part!
Totally worth it in the end as my 9 year old loves to play with it and program it to do different moves.
My adorable and strange child sleeps with it at night but I love the fact that my family is weird.
Summing up the Meccano Meccanoid G15 Robotic Toy
The Meccano Meccanoid G15 is a beast of a toy, taking hours to build, but is seriously worth every minute.
If your kidz love a challenge and there is a handy parent around to help, you should have no problems magically putting all of the 600+ parts together and building a fun, interactive robotic toy.
The older the child or the more techno-savvy they are, the easier they will find building the Meccano Meccanoid G15. The thing is that when you open the box and see all of those parts …. all you want to do is grab a screw driver and build your very first robot!
You can also purchase the Meccano Meccanoid G15KS , which is bigger, better and even more awesome! Check out the video below: