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Tinkertoy Building Manual: Graphic Instructions For 37 World-famous Designs

by Dylan Dawson
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publishing date: 01/12/2007
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781402750786
  • ISBN: 1402750781


Spokes, spools, rods, and reels: Since its introduction in 1913, the TINKERTOY construction set has been the tool of choice for young builders and proof positive that fun and learning can go hand-in-hand. As it approaches the century mark, this classic favorite—which not long ago was freshened up with brighter, more user-friendly plastic parts, although the rods and spools are still in familiar, appealing wood—is getting a special gift: a guide and interactive CD-ROM with cool projects to make playtime even more creative. The easy-to-follow pictures and screen images show kids how to put together colorful creations piece by piece, including an airplane, ferris wheel, dinosaur, necklace, and swing set. This is the very first time there has been a book to provide in-depth instruction for specific projects, and it’s sure to become as popular as the toy itself.
TINKERTOY is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. © 2007 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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  • colored incorrectly
    From Amazon

    I returned this book. The biggest problem is that the color for each spoke does NOT match what color the actual spokes are. And it might be one thing if, for instance, all the book's "blues" were actually "greens", but the diagram's spokes are colored randomly. I think that is why one reviewer commented on the impossibility of some the angles - the angles were possible, but just not for the colors shown.

    I never opened the CD so can't comment on it.

    And as one reviewer said, a spiral bound format would have been much better.

  • Terrible
    From Amazon

    This book is awful. I have made several of the creations in this book - or at least attempted to... Nothing works the way it is written. I find myself having to go back and change things just to get something resembling what it should. Some of the angles that the book expects are impossible with the way the tinkertoys are made (not to mention that I have damaged some of the rods in attempting these angles). I believe these ideas must never have been tested (or they changed the length of all the rods since it was written... Copyright on my copy is 2007). Not sure which it is, but I cannot stand this book. A total waste of money and time!! Don't buy it. You will be disappointed.

  • This is just okay. Was hoping for a little more.
    From Amazon

    My 6yr old daughter LOVES tinkertoys. She makes some incredible "inventions" When I saw that this book/cd was coming out I was so excited and purchased it for her. The book is easy to flip thru but they show you the end product first and then 2-3 pages of how to put it together. Problem is, there isn't a finished product at the end so you have to go back 3 or so pages to see the first picture to see how it all fits together. It wouldn't be such a pain but the book isn't spiral bound so you need have a weight on it if you are trying to build and look at the same time. My daughter was getting frustrated. The interactive CD is not interactive at all. It is the basically book pages on a CD-ROM. I was thinking it might be a little more involved. Overall the concept is great and the building ideas are fun but I think the book could have been a little better.

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