Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Shopping? Think K'NEX!

My children love to build things.  Blocks are a real favorite over here and I would have to say, building toys are a real stand out favorite around here.  I am glad for this because both my husband and I like to play along.  I was more of doll girl as a kid so this is new fun for me but, for my husband, it sweeps him right back to childhood. Earlier this month I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do a review on two, new K'NEX toys and, boy are these fun! Check out what we have been playing with at Reviewed by Mom...

Kid K'NEX Undersea Friends:
Your child can have a blast exploring the ocean with his fantastical undersea friends! With 47 building pieces including blocks, rods, connectors, personality parts, and NEW KID'NEX figures, your child can simultaneously build two giant fish, a scuba diver, swimmer, and other underwater attractions. Building set comes in easily portable box with handle so that you can take the fun with you! Encourage your child's imagination with ten suggested alternate builds. 

This set is so much fun for young builders.  Little R is younger than the recommend age of 3 but with help she was able to manage the pieces and loved making sea creatures along with her brothers.  The pieces are nice and chunky for small hands and the figures are fun with great big googly eyes and bright colors.  I like this toy a lot because I think the age appeal is very broad.  With supervision (some of the pieces are a bit small) little ones can get in on the action, yet older children will enjoy the challenge of building the different designs as well as making up more of their own.  Fun, fun, fun!!  You can purchase the set on Amazon by clicking HERE for just $18.07.

K'NEX Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line Building Set...







Bring Mario™ Kart™ Wii to life! Race Mario™ and Luigi™ from the Starting Line of the Bowser™'s Castle Track. The set includes the parts to build Mario™ and Luigi™, 2 Sprinter Karts with super-fast, battery-powered motors, a buildable Thwomps obstacle and 2 collectible items from the game: a Mushroom and a Star! Also includes 16 pieces of buildable, interconnectable track that creates a closed loop - combine this set with other sets from the Mario™ Kart™ Wii Series to build even bigger tracks! Ages 6+.


  • Build Mario™ in his Sprinter Kart and Luigi™ in his Sprinter Kart


  • Buildable Starting Line


  • Buildable Thwomps obstacle with slamming action


  • 2 Super-fast, battery-powered motors for karts


  • 2 collectible items: Mushroom and a Star


  • 16 pieces of buildable track create a closed loop


  • Ages 6+
    Wow...this set is a blast!!! I am going to say though, that it is quite challenging to put together. My sons are 5 (less than the recommended age of 6) so this might have had something to do with this but I would guess that most kids under 9 or so would need a bit of help. This is a plus though parents because it is fun and something you can do together.  Once the track is together it is so, so much fun to play with.  You can just keep the track going to you can race your cars.  I am already planning on buying additional pieces so we can expand upon the set.  If you are looking for a great building toy for you and your child to enjoy together pick up this set today on Amazon It usually retails for $59.99 but is on sale right now for $45.74.  A great deal!

    As you can see, K'NEX earns a great big seal of approval from me.  It is fun for kids and adults alike!

    *Disclosure:  I was provided the above mentioned products for purpose of review.  I was not compensated for my review and my opinions are 100% my own.

    2 comments:

    jenzen69 said...

    These look like so much fun and a change from legos. thanks for the review i will definitely be checking these out
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    nicole said...

    Love K'Nex, my sister and I had them when we were little.