Win a Meccano Gears of War King Raven

The competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone that entered!

I got to take a look at Meccano’s recently released lines of toys and models a little over a week ago, and their Gears of War set is a pretty big deal for them. You can find that post here, but today we’re teaming up with Meccano to give you all two chances to win one of their King Raven helicopters, which many of you will recognise from the games.


The King Raven is definitely the most impressive part of the range, featuring hundreds of plastic and metal parts which you combine to make the model. It’s not traditional Meccano but this is still going to be a pretty hefty undertaking to build! At the end of it all, you’ll have a pretty big helicopter with a pair of free-spinning rotor blades at the top, hinged doors and swivelling guns on the sides as well as a fully retractable undercarriage. So it’ll be more aerodynamic in flight…

You’ll also get a handful of models, one Marcus Fenix, a Clayton Carmine and two Locusts for them to face off against. Though I doubt it’ll really be a fair fight, considering that Fenix and Carmine get to fly about in a chopper and the Locusts don’t!

As I mentioned above, there will be two ways to win a King Raven, and the first of these is as simple as leaving a comment below. You don’t need to really do anything special other than live in the UK, as the winner will be drawn at random. Feel free to pitch ideas for what game franchises you’d like to see Meccano try and tackle next.

The second entry method is for those of you on Twitter. Just follow @thesixthaxis and @Meccano_UK and tweet the following message:

The competition has now closed. Please, no more of the tweeting!

The closing date for the competition is Sunday 28th October at 11PM GMT (Don’t forget to sort your clocks out this weekend), at which point we’ll turn to to pick one winner from the comments and one winner from Twitter. We’ll then be in touch via email or Direct Message respectively.

Just to reiterate, the competition is open to UK residents only, and as always our decisions are final and the standard terms and conditions apply.

Good luck everyone!



  1. Meccano Metal Gear!

  2. I used to love meccano when i was small!

  3. Meccano Heavy Rain!

  4. Nobody said meccano star wars yet?!!

  5. Meccano Crysis would be awesome!

  6. Meccano Meccano

  7. no idea how they would do it but meccano patapon

  8. Meccano controllable in Metal Gear Solid ground zeroes :)

  9. My 4 yo son just got basic Mecanno for his birthday and I’ve enjoyed making a forklift truck with him. Would love to see his face if I bust open this bad boy on a cold November morning. We’ll be putting it together for as long at it takes for him to get old enough to actually play Gears with!

  10. I like to consider myself as a UK resident :)
    I’ve not had Meccano for about 12 years! I really didn’t get on with it at first since I came from K’NEX and LEGO which was far more forgiving! This would ruse me back into the old swearing incidents ;)

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