Saturday, November 21, 2009


K’NEX inspires creativity, builds self-confidence and encourages interaction among children and parents. The possibilities are endless!

I got a chance to try out the 400 PCS Tub from K'NEX (intended for ages 7 and above). Inside the case are building ideas for 20 different models.

I loved the convenient bright red storage tub and all the different projects you could make from just this one tub. I do have to say, though, that the tub is really oversized for the number of pieces. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, of course; if you have other sets, you can combine all your K'NEX pieces and fit them all in this tub. But it is pretty noticeable how little room the pieces take up once you take them out of the plastic bags inside the tub. You can see what I'm talking about by looking at this pic to the right, which, yes, is all 400 pieces in the tub.

I also like how easily the pieces snap together, and that they stay together well. I know my kids used to get so frustrated whenever their creations would start falling apart before they were even done building them.

Also, the instructions have the steps and pictures outlined in an easy-to-follow format. I have no spatial skills whatsoever (the Engineer got them all), but created a nifty Hot Air Balloon (balloon boy, thank goodness, not included).

BONUS: Want a chance to win over $1,000 worth of K’NEX Toys and be featured on the web site? Then enter the Make a K'NEXion Video contest!

All you have to do is make a video including selected K’NEX products. You can tell a story with your video, or let your kids just play around and have fun--it's all up to you!

The 10 best videos will be featured on and the winning video will receive $1,000 worth of K’NEX Toys.

I had a chance to try out a complimentry 400 piece set from K'NEX thanks to Team Mom.

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