K’NEX offers exceptional play value through high quality educational toys and is the next generation of construction sets. K’NEX inspires creativity, builds self-confidence and encourages interaction among children and parents. The possibilities are endless! And as a Mom of two boys, I appreciate the creativity and learning that K’NEX instills in my children.
K’NEX offers building sets for pre-schoolers and big kids alike offering sets like:
- Nascar Sets
- Monster Truck Sets
- Amusement Park Sets
- Sesame Street Sets
- Mario Brothers Sets
- ..and many more!
K’NEX sent my boys three amazingly awesome sets to review: K’NEX Angry Birds Mission May’ham Building Set and two K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Standard Karts.
The K’NEX Angry Birds Mission May’ham Building Set merges K’NEX with Angry Birds. With the Mission May’Ham set you can actually build and destroy a level from the original Angry Birds game! Launch Red Bird and White Bird to destroy Moustache Pig, Small Minion Pig, and Medium Minion Pig. Includes a working launcher just like the game, enough parts to build and knock down, and a Golden Egg. Everything included works with other K’NEX Angry Birds sets. Perfect for builders ages 5+.
My Thoughts: Both my husband and my son tried to put this together and could not do it. My son is an avid K’NEX and Lego builder so it’s not from lack of experience. He was extremely frustrated with this set and I even asked him to try building it again, which he did, and still couldn’t do it. I think it had to do with the fact that the pieces are supposed to fall apart (just like the Angry Birds game) but it was simply too tough and actually made him mad.. well.. Angry. We really wanted to like this set and were very excited but unfortunately we cannot recommend this one.
The K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Standard Kart sets allow you to build Mario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Toad in their Standard Karts from Mario Kart Wii! Each set includes a buildable figure, an item from the game, plus a pull-back motor and K’NEX pieces to build a standard kart. Collect them all and race your friends! The package can be re-used as a ramp for even more after-building fun. For ages 6+.
My Thoughts: Both of my boys absolutely love these sets. My oldest son built them as they are too hard for my 4 year old, but they both enjoy playing with them. Their favorite part is to pull them back and then let them go to race! Check out the photo to the right for two of the karts as built by my oldest son.
If you haven’t checked out K’NEX before, I highly recommend buying a set for your child’s next birthday or as a Christmas gift. It will be a HUGE hit! K’NEX sets are full of imagination and educational experiences. To learn more about K’NEX, you can visit their website or like them on Facebook.
Disclosure: K’NEX provided me with three free products in order to facilitate this review. I was not required to write a positive review. Any expressed opinion is completely my own. View my official disclosure policy.