K’nex Toys is a creative brand that produces construction toys for kids. Building and construction toys such as K’nex are great in many different ways, let’s highlight a few of the benefits:
- Imagination and creativity – When children are using construction toys they are engaging their creative minds. K’nex pieces can be made into anything and connected together in a number of different combinations. Children must use their imagination to make a structure out of the pieces!
- Motor skills – K’nex pieces must be put together and connected to create a structure, object, or toy. This takes hand-eye coordination, and the more the pieces are played with the better the hand-eye coordination and motor skills become!
- Mental stimulation – Some building sets come with instructions to make a specific object, this means a child must follow these instructions and problem solve when things go wrong. This encourages logical thinking and can help develop intellect.
- Social interaction – Building toys are made to share, and some sets are more fun to make with friends. Encouraging children to play together means they learn how to interact and co-operate with one another, it’s their first experience of teamwork!
We’re pleased to welcome all of the K’nex Toys into the Toy Street family! To celebrate, we’re sharing our top five favourite K’nex toys with you!
The Dragon’s Revenge Thrill Coaster includes over 650 K’NEX parts & pieces and a full-colour instruction leaflet. Build a working roller coaster with an awesome motorized dragon! The high-speed blaster motor shoots the coaster car screaming through twists and turns, past the ferocious dragon and burning castle. Not only will this kit impress your child as they put it together, it’ll wow them with the results too!
If you’re looking to start with something a bit simpler that will still excite the little motorist in your family, surprise them with a vehicle construction kit. Whether you receive the Rocket Car, Motorcycle, or Stealth Plane, there’s sure to be some cheers and lots of learning as you put together your vehicle.
The K’NEX Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set contains more than 430 pieces for creating a gigantic coaster that will make your child want to spend hours more in playtime. The rods and connectors can be attached easily to create a coaster that stands 2.5 feet high. The air-propelled coaster is equipped with a battery-powered motor that lets the car travel at high speed and through vertical and horizontal thrills. For the ultimate in fun, let your child flip the coaster while the car is travelling through the tracks and witness the amazing performance of the air propelled car!
Call down your Titan to secure your pilot and prepare for battle! Build the Atlas Titan from the IMC Faction or the Ogre Titan from the Militia Faction. Each set includes 1 buildable Titan from Titanfall complete with a working launcher and decals. Each Titan stands 12″ high and includes one Pilot figure that works with the Titan. Even if you’re not into the Titanfall series, who wouldn’t be stoked to builld one of these?!
The Zoo Friends set from the Kids K’nex collection gives your child loads of different building options to boost their imaginations! There are oodles of pals to make, each with the option to have eyes to really bring the character to life. This kit has been specially designed for ease of use for younger children.
Editors note: This blog was originally published on June 4th, 2018. Updated on November 24th, 2021 to improve the information available.