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@NYC Toy Fair 2009 – many of us know Erector as the iconic metal building “toy” for kids.

Erector Set is the trade name of a toy construction set that was wildly popular in the United States during much of the 20th century. Like Meccano that was patented in 1901, it consists of collections of small metal beams with regular holes for nuts, bolts, screws, and mechanical parts such as pulleys, gears, and small electric motors. The Erector Set was invented by A.C. Gilbert in 1911, and was manufactured by the A. C. Gilbert Company at the Erector Square factory in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1913 until its bankruptcy in 1967.

That was then and this is now… In the USA “Erector” is now the SPYKEE an iPod dock robot that can talk and turn off TVs, it’s also a WiFi spy robot that can make me very depressed it seems, amazing!


  • Ookseer

    I’m surprised how powerful this thing is. Here I am, three time zones away from the NYC Toy Fair and I am quite depressed/amazed by this thing.

    It does appear that you get to assemble it yourself from several dozen pieces, but it doesn’t look like there’s anything else that you can make out of it. (At least not without having to bust a glue seam.) And it looks like you can really skip 90% of the assembly and it will still work.

    Hopefully someone less depressed than I at this abuse of a rare cherished childhood trademark will pop this thing apart and make a little jockey for their dog, or an automated chimney sweep, or bush league baseball team out of it.

  • itlnoor

    I am really amazed by the new age erector. As far as I know it is a toy construction set and when I saw the video I am excited. Am I depressed? well, I could not say. I would like to own one to be more sure about it.
    The video that you have added to explain the whole concept is amazing and clear.
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  • MetalBuildingErector

    Wow, the Erector is pretty fascinating.I am blown away by how advanced and powerful this product is. Thanks for the share itlnoor too!

    In regards,

    John
    Metal Building Erector

  • MetalBuildingErector

    Wanted to update on this post that I went to an event technology show a week ago and got to see this amazing device in person!