Side Street Style: Getting creative with k'nex

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14/11/2022

Getting creative with k'nex

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*We were kindly provided with a k'nex box to review

If you are looking for a Christmas present this year that inspires creativity and thinking out of the box, literally, then k'nex is a great option! We were recently sent the k'nex 300 starter box, which provides enough pieces to make 20 builds although of course kid don't have to follow the instructions and just like lego can create their own builds. 

What is really unique about k'nex is that the rod and connector building system no only allows you to build some pretty awesome things but they also move! My son built the mini swing and loved that it actually worked and with the wheels provided in the kids the cars move.


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While k'nex isn't suitable for under 3yrs old due to small pieces, it is suitable for a variety of ages as there are different skill levels, so both of my children, who are 7 & 12, found knex fun and engaging. I did think that perhaps my eldest would find it boring but he didn't at all and he really liked the harder, more challenging builds, in fact so did I (who doesn't love a creative challenge) 

What I also like about K'nex is children can build and expand their collection as they go, as the sets are all compatible with each other. There is a huge range including working rollercoasters, cranes, cars and also  educational packs that focus on STEM exploration, offering that perfect combo of fun and learning. 


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We all want our children to spend less time on screens and k'nex is not only fun but also builds on dexterity skills, design and creativity. You can read more about knex on the Basic Fun website and John Lewis offers a great range starting from around £8.50.

10 comments:

  1. My kids love k'nex!! I got some sets for them for Christmas
    Jess x

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  2. I've never heard of Knex before now! This seems so much fun, I will get one...

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  3. I love k'nex as it realy does help children use their imaginations to make and create new things

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  4. I'm a big fan of K'nex. It promotes creativity, and it's a great way to introduce kids to STEAM.

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  5. The k’nex looks like a nice set. It offers di much play value both for girls and boys.My nephew woujd love this.(Nayna)

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  6. I have never heard of these but I LOVE them. These are so great for us as homeschoolers!

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  7. My children still love to sit and build things. I love toys that bring out their creativity. This would make a great Christmas gift.

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  8. I don't remember ever having Knex as a kid, but I have just bought some for my friends kids for Christmas. Always fun to build things x

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  9. Oh I forgot about K'nex. My son loved those when he was younger. I bet my grandkids would like them now!

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  10. This takes me back to my younger years . My brother and I used to love playing this for hours on end :) Kira

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