November 24, 2009

K'NEX Review

My family has been a huge fan of K'NEX building products for a long time.  We were so excited when we were recently given the opportunity to review two fabulous products from the K'NEX collection.

The first product was the great 400 piece value set, which came with 400 individual building pieces, building ideas for 20 different models, and a great storage tub.  My son was so excited to receive these as he is an avid builder.  The K'NEX set is perfect for him with just enough difficulty to keep him interested, yet enough variability to allow his creativity to blossom.  He has literally played with these for hours on end, creating vehicles, building, animals, insects, Christmas presents, and many, many more fun and imaginative creations. 

It is so valuable for us to find toys that work well for him, with his multiple special needs it is often to find things that will keep his attention, not be frustrating, and allow him to be as creative as he wants to be.  This set fit all of those and more. 

About the K'NEX 400 piece set:
Loaded with 400 parts, including bricks, for lots of open-ended fun and endless building and play opportunities! Includes instructions and ideas for 20 models or use your imagination to dream up your own creations. The convenient storage tub means there is always a place to put your parts or take the fun with you wherever you go!

*Packed with 400 parts, including bricks, rods and connectors, for lots of open-ended building fun

*Includes ideas/instructions for 20+ models or use your own imagination

*Handy storage tub means you can take the fun with you and clean-up is easy

For ages 7+

The second set we received from K'NEX was the adorable Sesame Street Neighborhood Collection Ice Cream Truck.  This set was just so sweet- my 5 year old daughter had so much fun showing this to her 3 year old cousin.  They built it together and then had tons of fun chasing each other through the house with Elmo. 

The pieces in this set were big and chunky, easy for little hands to grasp and the Elmo that was included is dressed as an ice cream man.  There are four Sesame Street Neighborhood Collection sets and each works alone or you can purchase them all for even more involved play and fun.  Each set also comes with a Play & Learn activity sheet which features educational and fun activities designed specifically for preschoolers and their parents.  The activities teach children fun facts related to the theme of the scene.  They also offer ways to use the parts of each set to work on sorting, patterning, colors, shapes and more.

About the Sesame Street Neighborhood Collection Ice Cream Truck set:
Your child can build the NEW smaller scale Elmo - dressed in his white uniform and cap - along with his ice cream truck! A "Play & Learn" activity sheet filled with educational fun for parent and child, plus additional building ideas, is also included. This 18-piece building set pairs perfectly with the Neighborhood Collection 1-2-3 Brownstone Building Set. Look for all the Neighborhood Collection Building Sets so your child can build his own SESAME STREET Neighborhood!

*18 pieces to build Elmo and his ice cream truck!

*Includes "Play & Learn" activity sheet with additional building ideas

*Collect all 4 Neighborhood Collection sets and your child can build his own SESAME STREET Neighborhood!

Ages 2-5

To Buy:

You can purchase the kits above and many other fabulous building and learning tools at

**I was given both of the sets above to review for this post. The opinions herein are completely my own.**

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