By construction/building toys, I'm speaking of something in the vein of Lego, Mega Bloks, Tyco Superblocks, etc. (not early K'NEX, Lincoln Logs, or Construx). Anyway, during the late 80s, my aunt bought me this building set that was similar to (but not compatible with) Lego. It had a lot of plates, bricks, etc. I believe several sets were produced, but they didn't come with minifig equivalents. And they had a sort of space, robot, and technical theme to them. I believe the set I owned formed a robot, but it was really advanced for my age and I didn't get very far. It featured some chromed pieces (similar in quality to G1 TF chrome). I can't remember the name at all. I'll probably register to a building set forum, but I figured I'd try my luck here since TFW also features quite a few building toy enthusiasts. Thanks!