1:46 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy
We were sent some of the newest toys from K’nex for our “expert testers” (ages 5 and 2) to try out. If you haven’t yet heard of K’nex, they are a popular brand of building toys for ages 2 through 9+. K’nex building toys allow children to let their imaginations soar as they play and build with K'nex Building sets. Here are just some of the newest toys from Spring/Summer Collection from K’nex:
The New K'nex Sesame Street Collection (ages 2+)
K’NEX has three new Sesame Street Building Sets. Aren't they cute? The new characters are Kick It! Elmo, Swim Time Ernie, and Cookie Monster’s Basketball. Each set has 13-15 pieces, and comes in a cute and handy carrying case making cleanup for the little ones easy. Each one retails for $12.99, and is recommended for ages 2 and up. The colorful chunky parts make it easy for small hands to snap, stack and plug together.
More information about each:
"Kick it Elmo" Building Set
Cookie Monster Basketball Building Set
Our thoughts on the Construction Crews Series:
This set is an amazing set for kids who love construction vehicles. Not only can you have fun building these sets, but children can play with the vehicles once they are built because they have some working parts! My 5 year old son loved this set and appreciated the fact they could be combined to make a "work site".
Fire Rescue 10 Model Set
Build 10 different models, including a cool fire engine, and bring them to life with the spring motor! Packed with 127 parts plus step-by-step instructions and building ideas for 10 unique models. The convenient storage box is a great place to store your parts and makes it easy for you to take the fun with you. For ages 5+.
Our thoughts on The Fire Rescue 10 Model Set:
This set is a fun building set that comes with the directions to build 10 amazing "working" models. The possibilities are endless with this set! My boys love firetrucks so they have lots of fun playing with this set while they allow their imaginations to run wild.
Overall, we thought ALL the K'nex products sent to us to try out were really fun! We liked them so much in fact that we've included them in our 2010 Top Toys Guide. (more toys will be featured soon)
For more information or to purchase the featured sets, or to see other K'nex products visit the K'nex website.
Buy it: You can buy directly from the official K'nex online shop or purchase K'nex products at most retailers nationwide.
We were provided with the above mentioned toys for review purposes only. We received no monetary compensation for this post. All the opinions and ideas expressed are our own. Note: Some excerpts taken from K'nex website.