I’m a 2013 K’NEX brand ambassador. I received product for review purposes, all opinions 100% my own.
Our family adores building with K’NEX Thrill Rides. In the past, we’ve built the Firestorm Freefall Coaster and the Cosmic Twist Coaster, which were both fabulous coasters to build at home. These building sets bring favorite amusement park rides right to your living room. The K’NEX Thrill Ride building sets feature roller coasters and Ferris wheels, featuring rods, connectors and more to build.
Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set
The Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster is a 649 piece set with a motor that requires 2 AA batteries (not included). The set includes American made connectors and rods to build this exciting coaster. As with all K’NEX building sets, children will read the step-by-step color instructions to build. Instructions are clear but if you’ve never built will K’NEX before, they may be a bit confusing. Instructions will show in color the parts you are building. On the next step what has already been built will be shaded. This set took a bit as my son wanted to assemble it by himself. There is a green track to build (over 19 feet) where the coaster car will eventually ride on. Then chain links will be connected so the car can go up the steep hill.
This took Gavyn and his dad about 1.5 hours to complete. Gavyn built most of the coaster independently but did need some assistance on placing the green track and help connecting some pieces, as the parts are smaller in this set. Keep in mind when building this, that is stands 2.7′, so it is rather large. Be sure you have a spot to place it once finished.
Once assembled enjoy the thrilling ride watching the car go around the track and back up.
The K’NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building set can also be built into Tsunami Surge Coaster when you download the exclusive instructions. Gavyn will be doing this over the weekend!
Kids will love building this thrill ride! The set is for children 9+ and retails at $39.99
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