Meccano is set to launch a new range of toys based on the popular Gears of War 3 games on the Xbox 360 aimed at 8-year-old kids.

In a move that will no doubt outrage Daily Mail readers and parents across our fair land, kids will be encouraged to play with Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad as they fight a desperate, last ditched attempt to save the remaining human inhabitants of the fictional planet Sera from a relentless and virtually unstoppable subterranean enemy known as the Locust Horde, but this time in "real life" rather than just on a TV screen.

The new range of toys, which are still being approved by Epic Games, will include the Armadillo APC (£24.99), the Centaur Tank (£34.99) and the King Raven helicopter (£39.99) from the three games. There are also plans for a massive diorama, however details for this are still sketchy.

As with all Meccano toys, kids and grown-ups will have to build the toys first before they can play with them. 

The new range is expected to be in shops in August. Sadly we weren't able to get a close up shots of the new models.

We will keep you posted.