Well there has to be some amount of creativity in solving engineering problems :-p I agree though in the UK the emphasis is on STEM. The arts get enough attention! Quite possibly its Mechano widening its customer base!
Arts? :o That shouldn't be lumped in with STEM, they're polar opposites.
I always wanted meccano set 10 that came in a wooden box when I was younger. £8,699.00 and 4 sold. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meccano-Construction-Set-8-November-1950-Unused-Still-Wired-into-Original-Box-/360952142843
Not convinced by the RRP on this one.
There's a similar set on Amazon for £32, https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Meccano-25-Model-Set-Styles/dp/B01N64HRAB/