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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.

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for FIFA

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.

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

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

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