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Blema Construction Sets

Blema was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in East Germany from about the mid 1950s. It was almost identical to FIFA which which preceded it.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BLEMA

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
known in 1954
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
17 (see comment *1)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.0 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.7 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
--- (Screwed Rods or Bolts are used as axles.)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: cheese (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Plastic with a Plastic finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Followed almost identical FIFA. 2 sets, Nr.1 seen has Strips, Double Angle Strip, Brackets, Discs, steel Screwed Rods. Lid has 2 boys with models with name down each side. *1 In Nr.1. *2*3 7.5/3.3 also reported.

Below there are manuals/leafets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

The Blema manual (in German)
(Added 14/11/2018)

Various photos of the Blema construction system
(Added 14/11/2018)