I was graciously given several K’Nex Building Sets to review. Let me tell you, these things are cool! They’re geared towards older kids and young adults, but there are lots of great themes from Super Mario Bros to the Beatles.
This past weekend, I took one of the set’s to my friends son for the holidays. He’s really been into building lately, so I know he’d love having a K’Nex set. He had a blast!
K’Nex building sets are NOT for young children – there are lots of tiny pieces (ie choking hazards) so please use your judgement if getting them for a gift for a family with the under 3 set around.
They are loads of fun and inspire lots of creativity – they are sure to be a real hit under the tree this year!
These awesome K’Nex sets are all available at Toys R’Us, you can check their website for availability online or instore.
In case you’re wondering – I didn’t keep all the fun to myself. With the exception of 2 sets – all of the K’Nex sets have been shared with other children and families.
K’Nex Building Sets, available at Toys R Us
Beatles Yellow Submarine™ Building Set
Build The Yellow Submarine, and help The Beatles save Pepperland from The Blue Meanies! This one-of-a-kind building set lets you recreate the awesome adventures of the iconic Yellow Submarine with passengers, John, Paul, George and Ringo. They can do battle against the two Blue Meanie figures, or get out their instruments and jam, since their ship doubles as a concert stage! Includes over 200 pieces; Ages 7+. Suggested retail price is $34.99. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
KISS® Rock Stage Big Rig Building Set
￼Build a rock stage big rig, and take your Monster KISS figures on an amazing music tour! This unique building set lets you create the power of a real KISS concert with The Demon, The Spaceman, The Catman and The Starchild. After they rock out, the two roadie figures will help pack up their equipment, and drive the band off to their next sold-out show! Includes over 300 pieces; Ages 7+. Suggested retail price is $34.99. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch
Build a home on the range! Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch™ includes 124 real wood logs, plus colorful figures and other building accessories. Step-by-step instructions for building a ranch complete with a horse and cowboy figure are included. Parts come in a newly designed and collectible storage container, so clean-up is quick and easy. Suggested retail price is $39.99. Ages 3+. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
521 Amazing Value Tub Building Set
Build anything you can imagine with the 521 Piece Value Tub! Loaded with 521 parts for lots of building fun! Includes instructions/ideas for 35 unique models including, dragsters, Ferris wheels, dinosaurs, creatures and more! Parts and built models can be stored in the convenient storage tub. Made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail price $24.99. Ages 7+. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set
Go on a brand new adventure with Fire Mario™ & Silver Luigi™ as they journey through a castle course! Featuring K’NEX’s all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game. Build Fire Mario & Silver Luigi and drop them through the warp pipe to enter the course. Look out for the Thwomps – slam them down to open your path. Make your way past the Thwomps, collecting coins as you go – don’t forget to grab the Power Up mushroom at the top! Drop through another warp pipe and guess what – there’s another side to play on! Use the sliding platform to cross the lava. Who will you find behind the door? It’s a Bone Goomba™! Hit the target to defeat him, pop-up the flag and you’ve cleared the course! Combine your Thwomps building set with the rest of the K’NEX Super Mario™ building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure! For ages 8+. Suggested retail price is $59.99. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set
Go on a brand new adventure with Mario™ – battle Bowser™, and save the princess in the FINAL course! Featuring K’NEX’s all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game. Build Mario and make your way through the entrance gate to Bowser’s Castle! Look out for Draglet™ – a battery-powered motor makes him a spinning danger at the entrance. Use the track slider to cross the pit, and jump up to collect the coins! Watch out for the Fireballs – you make them move by turning the white connector. Hurry past the spinning Fire Bars, and hit the mystery box – what did you get? Jump across the moving platforms, through the warp pipe and up the elevator platform to Bowser’s final hiding place! Use the jump launcher to knock him down! Save Princess Peach™, pop-up the goal flag and you’ve WON THE GAME! Combine your Bowser’s Castle building set with the rest of the K’NEX Super Mario™ building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure! For ages 8+. Suggested retail price is $99.99. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set
￼Bring a wave of fun from the ocean to your living roomwith the new Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set from K’NEX! Build with over 640 K’NEX parts & pieces including, rods, connectors and track, and add motorized power to send the silver coaster car twisting and turning through over 19 feet of swirling, non-stop action! Plus, download exclusive instructions to build an incredible second model, the Tsunami Surge™ Coaster! All K’NEX rods and connectors are made in the USA! Ages 9+. Suggested retail price is $39.99. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.