Visitors can enjoy hands on play with Meccano construction kits and take part in building challenges, as well as have the chance to win a bundle of Meccano – worth over £500 – for their school each day of the show.
Other opportunities include programming and controlling Meccano’s Meccanoid 2.0 XL Robots via the inbuilt Meccabrain and ipad app.
The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. Taking place from 15-18 March at the NEC, Birmingham, it is a combination of theatre shows, interactive workshops, exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals.
Ranjit Dhutti, Senior Brand Manager UK for Meccano, commented: “The Big Bang Show offers a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with students and young people who are interested and engaged with STEM-based toys. Through the show we hope to excite and inspire the future generations of scientists and engineers. With a fantastic first two days under our belt, we’re looking forward to meeting many more youngsters who will join in the fun planned throughout the rest of the show.”