n toy Meccano is set to inspire a Hollywood blockbuster. Movie
bosses have snapped up film rights for the kids favourite - which has taught mechanics to generations of youngsters. Star Trek VI producer Steven-Charles Jaffe, of Helix Films, said: The brand offers a platform to create a thrilling film franchise
s and adults will all adore. Meccano was invented in 1901 by Frank Hornby, whose model railways are s
till going strong. It is now produced in France rather than Liverpool.