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Fifa Construction Sets

Fifa was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was produced in East Germany in the 1940s. It was almost identical to Blema which which followed it.

Manufacturer / Distributor

Hans-Joachim Fischer, Zeulenroda, East Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FIFA (Ref:FFA)

System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Former East Germany
after World War Two (see comment *1)
Aluminium (Alloy)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
17 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
8.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
3.7 (see comment *4)
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: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Nr.1 set has Strips, Double Angle Strip, Brackets, Discs, steel Screwed Rods. Lid: 2 boys with models, name down each side in orange border. Succeeded by almost identical BLEMA. *1possible '38. *2In Nr.1. *3*47.5/3.3 also reported.

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

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