LaQ Hamacron Constructor MINI TANKER – 2 Models, 74 Pieces
Mini Tanker is a great beginner set, one of the 12 Mini sets in the Hamacron Constructor series. These sets are maximum fun in minimum size! Other Mini sets include the Airplane, Black Blast, Drag Racer, Fire Truck, Forklift, Helicopter, Off-Roader, Police Car, Scooter, Space Shuttle and Wheel Loader! This set includes 74 pieces, as well as 3 special Hamacron parts. The special Hamacron parts (large wheels + shafts, mini wheel + shafts) enable a wider variety of movement and building techniques. This set includes instructions to make 2 models.
The award winning Hamacron Constructor collection includes vehicles of all shapes and sizes, with easy beginner models in the Mini range, through to intermediate sets such as the Fire Truck, Power Shovel, Black Racer, Race Car and Jet Fighter, and through to the Express set with its Carrier Car and showcase Locomotive steam engine. Each set has multiple land and air models for hours of enjoyment and challenge. Many of the vehicles have movable action, and demonstrate advanced LaQ building techniques using the special Hamacron Parts. People love playing and showing the models, or adding on extra features to make them even more awesome.
Recommended Age: 5+
WHAT IS LAQ?
LaQ (pronounced as La Kyuu) is a very simple, yet highly creative and tactile construction toy.
Its uniqueness comes from using just 7 types of block parts (2 base parts and 5 connector parts) to make an infinite possibility of creative 2D to 3D models. The sounds from connecting parts (Snap! And Click!) makes building a fun and satisfying experience. LaQ allows kids to start with simple shapes, and then rapidly imagine and build their own creations. The largest sets have complex 3D models that challenge teenagers and adults alike.
LaQ pieces make a fun snapping noise when putting the pieces together. A child will know that the pieces are firmly connected with this snapping noise, and this “SNAP!” will encourage the child to continue creating a personal toy. Piecing together these parts are not only great fun, but helps a child learn how to concentrate through creative play.
Its simplicity, high quality, 12 vibrant colours, and the tactile “snap and click” experience when connecting parts, make it fun and addictive.
HISTORY OF LAQ
- LaQ is invented, design and made in Japan by Yoshiritsu. It is the 2nd biggest construction toy brand in Japan. It has been available in Japan for over 25 years, through >3500 retail outlets and bookstores
- It is now distributed internationally to over 27 countries including Europe, USA and Asia
- LaQ has been used in childcare centres and schools across many different countries for educational value and fun
- LaQ was invented using the concepts of Japanese traditional wooden architecture and the Japanese cultural custom of recycling. Japanese traditional wooden architecture is based on connecting pillars and sliding doors at angles, using a common base of part types and building complexity from there. Western buildings were made by stacking in brick and mortar style.
Not suitable for children under three years old due to small parts. Keep out of their reach.