This is an heirloom set of Meccano on loan from a good friend. The boys were very interested by it at her place, so she said we could borrow it. Surprisingly, it has sat nearly untouched for months until now when Ben asked to get it out. There is something very appealing to me about this weathered wooden box and the metal parts within….. more appealing than the plastic boxes and parts that building toys today have become. I can’t figure out how to make much with it, and it’s nearly impossible to fit it all back in the box. But something about it invites me to get out my camera!