I picked up some K’nex which I have seen on shelves but never paid much attention to before. My son is 5 and has been very frustrated in the past with building block and contruction type toys like Lego and Mega Bloks- screaming and crying and zero fun involved and he doesn’t really ask for them so i just sort of avoid.
Playing With Lego and K’nex
My daughter never really got into Lego. We were at a store a couple of weeks ago and they had some great deals on toys so I picked up some for Christmas presents and upcoming birthdays. One of the things I bought was a box of K’nex. These are kind of like accessories for your Lego and Mega Blocks. Comes with gears, wheels and other cool stuff.
I totally forgot about it and last week while watching Little Women ( yes, I am still in weird Little Women World) My daughter, E. asked if she could play with it. i was but reluctant because i sort of wanted it for a gift but said okay. Well, The of of the played with this small set of K’nex for about 4 hours. Then again the next day. They played with their K’nex so much and had made so many things that I went out and bought them a box of simple Lego to build and expand on their designs.
How to FindPLAIN Lego
To be honest- i was very surprised and a litle annoyed how hard it was to find a box of plain lego and one that was a tie in to Star Wars, Batman, Indiania Jobes, Pirates or whatever. Trying to find a simple box of plain Lego was close to impossible and when I did find it I paid 19.995 for a pretty small amount. (mI will say i was pretty taken by the ” James Bond” Lego called Lego Agent)
You have to track down lines called Lego Creator or Lego Basic to get just plain Lego in a box.
K’Nex for All Ages
I was quite happy to have them getting along and not trying to kill each other.
Here is a K’Nex Design they are quite proud of: