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Konstruktor(22) / Konstruktor-Mekhanik[2] / Konstruktor-Shkol'nik

Konstruktor(22) together with Konstruktor-Mekhanik[2] and Konstruktor-Shkolnik is a construction system made in Russia by the Moscow Factory of Mechanical Toys - MZMZI (Московский завод механической игрушки - МЗМЗИ) from at least the early 1950s to the late 1970s. To avoid confusion the three names given to this system should rationalised under Konstruktor(22) as it is all one constructional system but with different set ranges over the years.

Copies of some these sets were released at a later date by Vinnytsia Auto Electrical Equipment Plant - VZA (Винницкий завод Автоэлектроаппаратуры (ВЗА)). These sets were virtually identical to the Moscow factory sets with very similar manuals, so are being included here. Was this an associated company?


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTOR [22]

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm(probably)
Country
Russia
Dates
 
Material
 
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
 
No. of Parts in System
14
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0 (probably)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
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)
 

Comments
Yellow lid with Swing on it, & 'Bolt' logo as on some KONSTRUKTOR-MEHANIK [2] lids. Parts also look similar to KONSTRUKTOR-MEHANIK [2].

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTOR-MEKHANIK [2]

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm
Country
Russia
Dates
 
Material
Steel
Thread
M4
Boss Type
double-tapped
Boss Thread
M4 (probably)
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
51
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
10.0
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.1
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.2
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
3.9 (see comment *1)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: hexagonal
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Dull plated finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
7.1
Bolt diameter (mm)
6.1

Comments
Black parts, with Set 2 for various models, Set 3 to make larger models. Has large Multi-Jib Crane on manual cover. *1 4.0 also reported.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for KONSTRUKTOR-SHKOL'NIK

Maker
 
System Type
Hole pitch <12.7mm(some significant doubt)
Country
Russia
Dates
1950s (some significant doubt) to 1970s (some significant doubt)
Material
 
Thread
 
Boss Type
 
Boss Thread
 
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
--
No. of Parts in System
36
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
 
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
 
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
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)
 

Comments
WKOnbHNK in MCS/New Zealand. Parts include all Strips 2-11h; 17 holes Angle Girder; 3x7, 5x5h Flanged Plates; 3 & 5 holes diameter Pulleys with rings of 6 & 6+12 holes in faces. CAXAPOB name on manual cover.

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


A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 2 manual dated 1954.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 2 dated 1954.

A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 3 manual dated 1957.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 3 dated 1957.

A Konstruktor(22) “Build it yourself” (“Собери сам”) set manual dated 1959.
This set had an electric motor and gearbox - unusual for the time.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) “Build it yourself” (“Собери сам”) set dated 1959.

A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 1 manual dated 1960.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 1 dated 1960.

A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 3 manual dated 1961.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 3 dated 1961.

A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 1 manual dated 1962.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 1 dated 1962.

A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 2 manual dated 1962.

A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 5 manual dated 1962.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 5 dated 1962.

A Konstruktor(22) “Build it yourself” (Собери сам) set manual dated 1963.
This set had an electric motor and gearbox - unusual for the time.

A Konstruktor(22) Little Constructor (Маленький конструктор) set manual made in 1970.

A Konstruktor(22) Little Constructor (Маленький конструктор) set manual made in 1970s.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Little Constructor (Маленький конструктор) set made in 1970s.

A Konstruktor(22) Constructor-Schoolboy (Конструктор-школьник) set manual dated around 1970.

A Konstruktor(22) Constructor-Schoolboy (Конструктор-школьник) set manual from the 1970s.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Constructor-Schoolboy (Конструктор-школьник) set made in 1977.


A Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 1 manual from the 1974.
This set was made by VZA and was a copy of the Moscow factory's 1962 set 1.

Photos of a Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set 1 rom the 1974.
This set was made by VZA and was a copy of the Moscow factory's 1962 set 1.

A Konstruktor(22) Children's Designer (Детский конструктор) set manual.
This set is thought to also have been made by VZA and is another very close copy of the Moscow factory's sets.

Photos of another Konstruktor(22) Mechanical constructor (Маленький конструктор) set.
This set was made by VZA and was a copy of a Moscow factory's set.