|ME 1200, German, English and American (Norelco) versions|
|ME 1201; German, English, Dutch and American (Norelco) versions, plus inner box|
|ME 1250, box front and back|
The mechanical kits are closely related to the electronic kits, and even contain electromechanical constructions requiring a contemporary EE kit.
The oldest series, corresponding to the EE 20 series of electronic kits consists mainly of the ME 1200 kit from 1965. Being packed in a sturdy wooden box, the survival rate of this kit is much larger than any other kit in the entire series, and it is today almost as commonly found as the most popular electronic kits. In combination with EE 8, four electromechanical models can be made; with EE 20 a further five:
Like the EE 20 and early EE 1000 series of kits, the ME 1200 was in the
US sold under the
In 1966, several packets of additional or replacement parts were added to the series:
In 1967 the EE 1000 series of electronic kits replaced the EE 20 series, and ME1200 was replaced by the similar ME 1201 and the smaller ME 1250. These two kits can be used separately or in combination, ME 1201 also in combination with EE 1003 to make eleven electromechanical models:
The design is sufficiently similar to the older kit that the ME 1800 series of expansions also can be used with the new kits, and many (ME 1800–07 and ME 1813) were continued as a part of the new series.
The Mechanic and electronic kits could also be combined with the Philiform series (a LEGO Technic-like system) which appeared around 1970 and soon took over the position of the ME kits – and then disappeared itself.
Part listings for ME 1200, ME 1201, ME 1250 and ME 1800–18
Constructions for ME 1250 and ME 1201 (with ME 1807 and EE 1003)
ME 1200, ME 1201 and ME 1250 manuals. The ME 1201
consists of large (50 by 70 cm) construction sheets. Both this and
the ME 1250 manual are non-verbal, and contains only illustrations.
A small multilingual leaflet accompanies these.
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