Fisher-Price introduced Construx in 1983. Construx are unique building parts that snap together allowing children to build large and strong items that can be played with. Construx includes lots of action parts such as wheels, pulleys, hinges, turntable, and more allowing children to build everything from movable bridges to realistic spaceships.
The first Construx sets were sold with take-apart figures that have arms, legs, hats, hair, and bodies that snap together. The first sets were all sold with grey beams and blue connector nuts - titled the "Imagination Series" in 1984. 1984 introduced the Construx Space Series with white beams and glow-in-the-dark pieces. Motorized Construx sets were added to the Imagination Series in 1985, and the Alien Series was introduced with black beams and purple-tinted panels. The Military Series was introduced in 1986 with military green beams and tan panels with green camouflauge. The Imagination Series, Space Series, Alien Series, and Military Series all remain in production until 1988.
The 1989 Toy Fair catalogue pictures several new Construx sets that were to be introduced. These new sets include the Starter Construx (for ages 3 to 5), the Basix Construx (for ages 5 to 7), and the Advanced Construx (for ages 7+). The Starter Construx include beams and connector nuts that are shaped the same, yet twice as big as the original Construx sold from 1983-1988. The Starter Construx pieces are brightly colored in red, blue, yellow, and green. The Basic Construx are also brightly colored, but they are the same size and shape as the original Construx sold from 1983-1988. The Advanced Construx sets include red, blue, silver, and yellow beams and lots of parts to build large structures. As far as we know, NONE of these new sets were ever mass produced nor sold to the public.
For a list of all known Fisher-Price Construx sets in order by model number, click here. For a list of all known Fisher-Price Construx pieces in alphabetical order, see below: