This Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Review is part of the new 2015 Hottest Toys series that I will be sharing here on Saving Dollars and Sense that will highlight each of the hottest toys for the 2015 holiday toy season.
Each year we wait to see which toys will make it onto the Toys R Us Toy List so that we will know which toys your kiddos will be asking for and which toys will be in high demand. For the next couple of weeks, I will choose one new toy from the list to share with you so you can be an informed shopper this year.
Meccano has over 100 years of experience in the toy-making field, and the company’s products extend cognitively, problem-solving, and imaginative skills in children. Their latest offering, the Meccano MeccaNoid G15, takes this to a whole new level. The G15 is a state of the art, user-assembled robot that’s not only fun to put together, but also great to play with as soon as it’s assembled.
Features of the Meccano Meccanoid G15
With the Meccanoid G15, children will get a head start in the world of programming. The two feet tall android can move and speak, and it’s powered by 6 ingenious motors. It also comes with voice recognition technology and understands over a thousand phrases. 3 robot modes are available too (Learned Intelligent Movement, Rag Doll, and Movement Recognition) for hours of fun.
A free app to enhance gameplay can be downloaded from GooglePlay or the AppStore, and the package includes the Meccabrain, an LED module, hand tools, motors, and all assembly parts (621 parts in total).
Is the Meccano Meccanoid G15 Worth Buying?
The advanced technology of the MeccaNoid G15 makes it more than just a toy. Parents have reported how amazed they were as their children went about building, programming, and playing with the robot. The robot’s personality grows and changes the more you interact with it and it can copy movements, make jokes, follow commands, and even have full conversations with you.
As children become more confident with their programming skills, they can start to rebuild the robot in any shape they like (even a dinosaur android is possible).
- The toy offers hours of fun and problem-solving. Using specialized tools to put the robot together also helps a child to develop dexterity and concentration.
- Once you’ve constructed your MeccaNoid, the fun starts. You can ask the robot to dance, try out some Kung Fu kicks, or even tell it to stop copying your movements!
- You can make use of the pre-programmed voice commands or program the robot to recognize your voice and respond to your commands. With this toy, children will learn through trial and error and become better at programming, which is an in-demand skill for the future.
The assembling instructions are demonstrated through diagrams and symbols. Some reviewers felt that the instruction could have been easier to follow if there had been some text explanations.
Our future engineers, astronauts, and rocket scientists will truly enjoy the Meccano MeccaNoid G15. This interactive, responsive robot teaches problem-solving, lateral thinking, cause and effect, fine motor skills, and is a whole lot of fun to boot!
Read all of the 2015 Hottest Holiday Toy Reviews to learn which toys are the right choice for you.