Building sets. I grew up with them. My brother and I used to scatter the floor with various pieces of different kits, making all sorts of things.
I think I squeed a little when I saw the Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs in the big box of building sets that K’NEX sent me. Sure, the K’NEX sets are cool, but the Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs took me right back to my childhood.
What I love about the building sets from K’NEX is that they really do have something for anyone.
For the younger set, in addition to the Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys, they even have K’NEX sets for the littlest fingers – I just love that – it’s a great way to get little hands moving and improve their fine motor skills.
Tinker Toys – 30 Model Super Building Set
Build a whole bunch with your favorite Tinkertoy® parts! The Tinkertoy® 30 Model Super Building Set includes spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps, and more! Includes building ideas for 30 models. Your child can add these parts to another Tinkertoy® building set (sold separately) or build anything they imagine!
OK, so let me be the first to say these NEW Tinker Toys are way way better then the ones I had when I was a kid. Not that I’m knocking those wooden sticks and round disks that I grew up with, but its just not the same thing, At all. I’m so excited to build with Edison (when he’s a little older) because I KNOW he will love them like I did.
Lincoln Logs – Collector’s Edition Homestead
The BIGGEST Lincoln Logs® set ever created – over 330 parts, including real wood Lincoln Logs®, just like you remember! Includes a frontiersman figure, 2 horses and a buildable covered wagon that really moves. Packaged in a beautiful, silver-accented tube for durable storage. For ages 3+.
Just like Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs are a childhood classic for me. I have memories of my brother and I building huge houses, and then invariably crashing them down in epic fun.
So here’s the thing about the majority of the K’NEX building sets. They come with a TON of pieces (so have some sort of way to store them before you open the box) and it’s really important to pay attention to the age guidelines. In fact, some kids might still need some help.
These giant building sets are so awesome (especially the theme park ones) that they would make a fantastic family activity. The theme park sets? So cool! Now to find a cat proof place to set them up!
Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set
Blast off faster than the speed of light with the Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set! Use over 600 K’NEX pieces to build a Roller Coaster over 2.5 feet high! The exclusive inverted blaster motor launches your hanging coaster car on an out-of-this-world adventure through 18 feet of track! For more fun, download instructions for a 2nd coaster. Requires 3 “C” batteries (not included). Ages 9+.
K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set Amazon Exclusive
This Amazon Exclusive set has all the pieces to create a thrilling amusement park. With two motors included, build both the Ferris Wheel and the Spin Ride at the same time, or combine to build the 3.3 foot tall, Tumbling Tornado! Comes with over 900 pieces and two motors for the best building fun! The box is sturdy for easy portability. Recommended for builders ages 9+.
70 Model Building Set
Build anything you can imagine with the 70 Model Building Set! Includes instructions/ideas for 70 unique models using all Classic K’NEX pieces. Build cars, planes, sea creatures, and more. Loaded with over 700 K’NEX rods and connectors! Parts can be stored in the convenient storage treasure chest. Perfect for builders ages 7+. Made in the U.S.A.
K’NEX Themed Buidling Sets I haven’t tackled the themed building sets this time around (last time I gave them to friends to build) They are super cool, but not the right fit for our house. I’m putting them aside for school auction donations and gifts. 🙂 But they look really really cool, don’t they?
Ultimate Angel City Campaign Building Set
Maneuver through the war-torn streets of Angel City in the K’NEX Titanfall™ Ultimate Angel City Campaign building set! Battle your Titans in the ruined terrain of the city, jump your Pilots between buildings, and arm your weapons to continue the battle between the IMC and Militia forces. Includes 1400+ pieces that build 2 10.7″ tall Titans; 6 Figures including Pilots and Spectres; and an assortment of working weapons and stationary turrets. Exclusive decals on the city walls mimic the look of Angel City while the features of the set allow your pilot to run along walls and jump between buildings. Complete the Ultimate Angel City campaign and continue the battle between the IMC and Militia. Ages 8+
Super Mario Layer Cake Desert Building Set
Go on a brand new adventure with Fire Mario as he journeys through the Layer Cake Desert! 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 and use the jump launcher to enter the course. Use the Stone-Eye Statue – it flips back and forth by twisting the white connector – to cross to the right and collect the coins on top. Watch out for a Waddlewing! Drop through the warp pipe and discover another complete play area on the back! Pop-up the Sand Geysers to cross to the last platform, where you’ll do battle with a spinning Pokey. Pop-up the goal flag and you’ve completed the course! Combine your Layer Cake Desert 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+.
Pirate Seas Plank Walk Building Set
Defeat the zombies and save your brains…on the Pirate Seas! This buildable replica of the Pirate Seas level in Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes special “rumble grid” action – turn on the battery-powered motor to make the zombies move down the rows towards the plants, just like they do in the game! Includes 1 Pirate Zombie figure, 1 Pirate Conehead Zombie figure and 1 Pirate Captain Zombie figure. Battle the zombies with the 2 included plants: shoot coconut ammo from a Coconut Cannon or launch a cabbage with a Cabbage-pult. Easy to follow building instructions included. For ages 7+. Batteries not included.
Interested in any of the above mentioned building sets from K’NEX? You can order them from K’NEX.com or from my affiliate Amazon links below.