The sheer power of a John Deere 380G Excavator is now replicated in a build-your-own-machine set from Meccano (formerly Erector.) Constructing this piece of equipment, licensed by John Deere, requires a precise hand and curious mind. If you know a young thinker, challenge them to tackle this building project solo, or go in as a team and bond over the exciting process of building something new. Either way, prepare for a tough task. The John Deere 380G Excavator is set at a complexity level of expert, with a build time between 3-5 hours. While difficult, curious minds will learn how rewarding it is to construct something as impressive as this model. The excavator comes with 3 working hydraulic cylinders and pistons, and an arm with three points of articulation that showcase the power of pressurized water. Just like the real thing, the treads on this excavator move and the cab rotates a full 360°. The John Deere 380G Excavator is not only impressive in function but also size. This machine measures 2 ft. long! Created by Meccano, formerly Erector in the US, this model is a S.T.E.M toy. Building it requires kids to use their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math. Introduce budding engineers, innovators and creatives who feel like they’ve built it all to their newest challenge: the John Deere 380G Excavator!