Bolts Meccano / Erector Meccano $1 Mini Model Kits!

Bolts Meccano / Erector Meccano $1 Mini Model Kits!

Whether you know them as Bolts Meccano or Erector Meccano, you’ve probably seen these mini “nuts & bolts” model kits in random stores. While you may find them online as well, the most common and best location in the U.S is at Dollar Tree.

bolts meccano / erector meccano

I can tell these Bolts Meccano or Erector Meccano model kits are gaining more popularity because before they were hard to find. If one case was in stock, once it ran out, it would be over a year before I could find them again. However, since late 2019, I’ve seen these in every Dollar Tree I’ve gone to. I can understand why. $1 model kits, who wouldn’t take interest?

To find these, you can try checking your local dollar store if you don’t have a Dollar Tree in your area. If you don’t mind having extras or even sharing with some friends or donating them to a school, you can order an entire case for $24USD from Dollar Tree.

In the meantime, check out my review for the Bolts / Erector collection:

bolts meccano plane

Plane

This was one of the difficult ones to build because of how many parts overlapped. Definitely a kit children might need help putting together.

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bolts meccano race car

Race Car

This is probably one of the most asthetically pleasing out of all the models because it really does look like a race car. On top of that, it has wheels that turn so it can be used like a normal toy car.

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bolts meccano biplane

Biplane

It looks like a biplane but does it work like one? This was one of the disappointing kits because it would’ve been a lot cooler with wheels like the regular plane!

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bolts meccano car

Car

In terms of looks, not my favorite but the wheels turn so if you buy this for your kids, they can use it like any other toy car.

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bolts meccano bulldozer

Bulldozer

Doesn’t look much like a bulldozer but it makes a great toy car and the handle in front has lifting action. This is one of my favorite kits to build.

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bolts meccano helicopter

Helicopter

While it doesn’t do much like the other models, at least it looks like a helicopter!

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