The BILOfix Page

BILOfix - BILOtoy - BILOtec - HANSEtec

I am in the process of collecting information on this construction toy and will publish the findings shortly but for now meet our latest pet...

Just a start - a BillOfix dog!

Lots more information soon...

If you know anything about this product please leave a comment of contact us through the main website at: http://my-meccano.co.uk

Ralph.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Ralph

    Did you know that BILOFix was made by LEGO?

    If you wish I can find some information for you

    Kind regards
    Jan / Denmark

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    1. Hi Jan,

      Good to hear from you! Yes we did know that it was made by Lego before the plastic brick in the 1950s.

      I am in the process of adding to our BILOFix page, so keep checking back over the next few weeks.

      Ralph

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  2. I had this in the early 60's however as a 3-4 year old my skills were limited to making swords. Sadly they were not robust and used to snap. We called them the "Nuts and Bolts set"

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  3. Hi - nice page. Glad to see there's someone else out there who knows about this stuff. I was also suprised how little there is on the internet about a toy which consumed so many hours of my childhood.

    I have TONS of this in large wooden Bilofix boxes, and it has been wonderful to see my own kids spending time with it.

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  4. We have just been sorting out the shed and found most of a Hansetec construction set! I remember how much fun our 3 children had with it - much better than the other sets around. A sham e nobody makes this stuff anymore.

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  5. Indeed - loved this stuff as a kid, before I graduated onto Meccano. I remember the wood as having a distinctive smell.

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  6. I have some Bilofix which I loved as a kid. I still use it on school to demonstrate sstructures and mechanisms such as levers and linkages. I have also made a couple of non official parts "in the style" eg bell cranks. The kids laugh that it was my favorite toy until they start using it - then they can't put It down. Lovely tactile pleasure!

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