Friday, October 31, 2014

KNex Review & Giveaway

K*Nex is a toy that is part of our life.   Every now and then the kids try to create something new with the sets we have.   Other times, they try to recreate the models offered in the box.   We even have a remote control K*Nex sports car that they play with as well as some other ones that can be very colorful when working in the dark.

Since Christmas is coming, K*Nex has sent two sets to promote on my blog.  Continue reading this blog post to see what else they have offered for my readers.

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This fun treasure chest will allow your child to build anything he/she can imagine with instructions for overs 70 unique models.   The creativity of the child will be unleashed and be prepare to be in awe of what this set can produce: cars, places, sea creatures, and much more.  The box is loaded with over 700 K*Nex rods and connectors.   And the best part is that the treasure chest can be use to store the pieces when your child is done playing with them.    This set is ideal for any kids ages seven and up.

My kids have used K*Nex on and off through the years.    But each time, they discover a new way of playing with them.    I love the fact that sometimes, you can also download new projects for the set purchased – especially for the regular building sets like this one.   I find that K*Nex allows your child to be more creative, to follow instructions when building, develop hands and eye coordination and will allow them to play with having too many toys. 

Check out some of the models that can be made with this special set.

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I think my favorite one is the flying bird seen above.   I prefers K*Nex sets that promote and cultivate creativity over the ones that are based on specific themes.   But I also know that other people love to get toys based on popular video games for their child so I also received a set based on the Super Mario Bros U to review.

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Geared for kids ages 8 and more, this specific set will allow the child to go on a brand new adventure with Fire Mario as he journeys through the Layer Cake Desert. This special set feautres K'NEX's all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game. Unfortunately, we are complete stranger to the new game so it is hard for me to compare the set with the video game.   However, knowing how Mario games works and seeing the flexibility of K*Nex with their specialized theme sets, I am pretty sure that they nailed the Layer Cake Desert adventure.

With this special set from K*Nex your child will be able to build Fire Mario and use the jump launcher to enter the course. He will also be able to use the Stone-Eye Statue which flips back and forth by twisting a white connector .  Mario can to cross to the right and collect the coins on top. But beware of the Waddlewing! Mario will be able to drop through the warp pipe and discover another complete play area on the back.   Finally,it is possible to pop-up the Sand Geysers to cross to the last platform, where Mario will do battle with a spinning Pokey.  The goal it the pop-up the flag in order to complete the course.  

The best past is that this set can be combine with the rest of the K'NEX Super Mario™ building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure!

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9139DYu61WL._SL1500_GREAT NEWS!

K*Nex has graciously offered to bless one of my readers with the 70 Models Building Set.  The contest is open for US and Canadian citizens. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The two above mentioned products are available for purchase at your favorite toy store even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.

  

  

Disclaimer: I have received the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

53 comments:

  1. my little guy just loves to build things ,

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  2. The contents of my recycle bin has been used for craft projects for about 9 years now. We also have duplo and lego blocks.

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  3. We would love to be entered in the contest for the K'nex toy. My son loves K'next! thank you! And great review!

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  4. Oh and he uses his imagination a lot by building his own creations with building toys such as lego and k'nex.

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  5. My son invents elaborate games on the fridge with alphabet fridge magnets.

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  6. I would love to build imaginative items from this prize with my grandkids! They love to build stuff and use their imagination!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  7. My kiddo likes to act out narratives and draw her own creations (like a flying dinosaur machine).

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  8. My daughter loves to build things using rocks and other stuff found outside.

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  9. My daughter uses her imagination the most with Lego -her passion currently. She will spend hours (even days) building a house, it will be massive. I am amazed at these creations, and then she will take it apart and make a new one, completely different. So creative, so wonderful to watch!

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  10. My kids like to create with building sets, Keva planks and odds & ends we have collected to make their own "machines" and experiments.

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  11. My son just build a boom box out of paper towel roll and two plastic cups. It actually worked too.

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  12. My kids like to recreate movies and stories. They dress up and act out scenarios. My middle son really enjoys making things as well. He's very crafty!

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  13. My Son is pretty imaginative when it comes to building..he can make houses and airplanes out of almost anything!

    Lori R Jackson

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  14. My grandson loves to play with his building sets and make create different objects.
    Florence C

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  15. My son does love to build. He makes up his own models with Legos and Knex.

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  16. my kids love to build with blocks and to create art too!

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  17. They do lots of pretend and are different characters.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  18. building things out of thier own imagination

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  19. My kids are always building and drawing unique stuff while using there imagination. They image it and then they build or draw it.

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  20. Arts has always been a huge creative outlet for my daughter

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  21. My boys like to build with knex and legos. They create whole play scenarios. They are very creative.

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  22. Building things is at the top of the list for a 6 year old for sure!!!

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  23. My son loves to make castles, he definitely could with this. He's starting to use his imagination more at age 3 :)

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  24. My son loves to make a different voice for each of the characters when he plays make believe. It is so stinkin' cute!

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  25. mine likes to build take down and rebuild things, he enjoys making sounds as well.

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  26. My children like to recreate stories and events, like weddings and swimming in a pool.

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  27. My child likes to build roads for his toy cars

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  28. My son likes to build robots and cars. He's always using his imagination.

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  29. My oldest likes to build things like forts

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  30. I have four children. An 11mth old, 3yr, 5yr and 10 yr. The older children love to have friendly competions.on whose the best fort maker. And bridge maker. Blessed by their imaginations

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  31. my boys love to build and are always coming up with new things and ideas. One of them really loves making vehicles and another likes to make buildings.

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  32. I would love to add Knex to our STEM learning activities!

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  33. Our boys built a Knex ferris wheel once. After the novelty of the ferris wheel wore off, it became a car launcher lol

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  34. My 11 year old son creates battles between space forces and builds space vehicles and weaponry to assist in his battle. He has also used K'Nex to build bridges and other structures in a Jr. Engineering class.

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  35. My daughter loves to play school and have different building centres for her students.

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  36. My nephew loves to create infrastructures

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  37. My kids both like to dress up as super heroes

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  38. I think the best things I ever gave my kids to play with was siblings. They come up with all sorts of games together. :)

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  39. My kids love to build with Lego's and K'Nex. Thanks for doing this giveaway!! :-)

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  40. We like to draw crazy fun buildings and then try to construct them.

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  41. They like to pretend to be back in the day of dinosaurs!

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  42. my daughter talks to all of her imaginary friends!

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  43. My son uses his imagination while playing with his building blocks he has a ton of lego's and knex blocks and he can sit for hours building unique new characters and worlds using only the blocks that he has....it simply amazes me at times!
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  44. My kids love to create a "vet office" upstairs using their blocks, stuffed animals, play kitchen things, and any other item they can find around the house. They also like to dress up and put on plays for me.

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  45. My son is wonderful at playing creatively, turning just about anything into something extraordinary.

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  46. My son loves to build things and then use his cars or trucks or action figures to interact with them.

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  47. What a wonderful giveaway! :)

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  48. Building things is great for a kids imagination.

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  49. My boys love making random things with k'nex. They also use recycling to make various things.

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