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crazy k'nex construction is amazing
on 8 April 2009
K'nex wasn't around when I was a child, but I'm making up for lost time now! my 6 year old son received this as a present and hasn't stopped playing with it since!
The kit contains a number of rods of different lengths, which snap together using different shaped 'cogs' - imagine a flat snowflake, the rods clip into the shape on the circumference of the cog (or snowflake) either end on or length wise, the cogs also come in sections, such as half a cog or an acute angled cog, and these combined with a few other shapes mean that it is easy to build 3-d models. The kit comes with clear pictorial instructions how to build the models, so children don't need to be able to read to follow them. It also contains a some wheels. so as well as the 20 suggested models, you can build anything you like.
I would say that although 400 pieces sounds like a lot, it's not, but it is enough, some of the pieces are small rings for spacing things, or small clips to hold things in place, or very small short rods, so the box looks as if you get more than there is.
However once you have this as a starter set it is easy and cheap to buy more on e bay, as you can never have too much.
I highly recommend this product as everyone will play with it, it suits any age group, girls and boys, it gets a young mind thinking creatively, and seems indestructible. It is also great to give as a gift, as if a child already has some, it is fantastic to get more so bigger models can be built.