The sheer power of a John Deere 380G Excavator is now replicated in a build-your-own-machine set from Erector by Meccano. Constructing this piece of equipment requires a precise hand and curious mind. If you know a young thinker, challenge them to tackle this building project solo, or go in as a team and bond over the exciting process of building something new. The Erector by Meccano John Deere 380G Excavator Building Kit is S.T.E.A.M. building kit set at a complexity level of expert, with a build time between 3-5 hours. While challenging, curious minds will feel an awesome sense of satisfaction as they explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts. The excavator comes with 3 working hydraulic cylinders and pistons, and an arm with three points of articulation that showcase the power of pressurized water. Just like the real thing, the treads on this excavator move and the cab rotates. The Erector by Meccano John Deere 380G Excavator Model Building Kit is not only impressive in function but also size. This machine measures 2 ft. long! Building it requires young thinkers to put their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math to work. Now that Erector and Meccano are building together, young thinkers all over the world can start inventing with their first Erector by Meccano S.T.E.A.M. set. Introduce budding engineers, innovators and creatives who feel like they've built it all to their next challenge: the Erector by Meccano John Deere 380G Excavator Model Building Kit! Ages 8 and up.