I’m a 2014 K’NEX brand ambassador, products received for review purposes, all opinions 100% my own.
K’NEX building toys make great gifts for children with lasting benefits such as enhancing problem solving skills, social skills and more. You can never go wrong buying a construction toy for a child. This holiday season if you are looking for construction toys, the following K’NEX building sets would be ideal for the children you need to buy for.
K’NEX Titanfall IMC Pilot Strike Building Set
I’ll admit I had to do a quick search to see what Titanfall was. Titanfall is a 2014 multiplayer first-person shooter video game that has rave reviews. The Titanfall video game was crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty! This would be why I had no idea what Titanfall was, but Titanfall fans will be pleased to know that K’NEX has new Titanfall toys based on the game.
The 86 piece K’NEX IMC Pilot Strike Titanfall building set will have you building your warzone so you can grow your army right in the comfort of your own home, bringing the game to life.
This set was very easy to build with the full color instructions. Once built the IMC Pilot and Spectre figures (included in the set) will begin to battle around the wall with their weapons. The wall is an exploding wall to recreate the features of the Titanfall game. There is an additional weapon base so the weapon can be placed on ground level.
The weapon really launches!
Build the war-torn Angel City with this set and additional sets such as the Militia Pilot Attack Building Set. This set is recommended for children 8+. Retail $12.99
K’NEX Cat Mario Building Set
We adore the K’NEX Mario building sets. Zoe and Gavyn love playing Mario so we knew these would be a huge hit. If you are familiar with Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U, then you may have been introduced to Cat Mario. The K’NEX Cat Mario Building Set is a set from the Super Mario 3D World featuring Cat Mario in his yellow cat suit and a mouse.
This 226 piece set was fairly easy to build, though there are many connectors that need to be attached the correct way. This part can be quite frustrating for new builders but just look at the full color instructions to see how the pieces need to be connected. This set will have you building a fun set where Cat Mario will be battling the mouse as he begins his journey on the new jump disk and launcher that allows Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game.
Mouse will be ready to knock him down or smash him, but Mario will jump around him making his way to the next jump launcher where he can bounce to the platform to collect coins.
Once the coins are collected go back down as there is another coin waiting to be collected and for Mario to make his way through the clear pipe
then ready to finish by grabbing the flag.
Definitely a fun set for any Mario fan. The game comes to life in a fun way and teamwork is encouraged with this set. Who will win? Cat Mario or Mouse? Recommended for children 8+. Retail $34.99. Save money and buy on Amazon.
K’NEX 35 Model Ultimate Building Set
Don’t have a gamer you need to buy for this holiday season? Consider the super fun 480 piece K’NEX 35 Model Ultimate Building Set.
We love that this set offers 35 building ideas with simple ideas such as a delicious ice cream cone
or a fish
to a bit more challenging ideals with an airplane with moving propellers
or even more interesting ideas for those that need a bit of a challenge such as a mini Ferris wheel that has seats!
The ideas are shown on a full color instruction booklet so children can build the items that K’NEX has suggested or let kids imaginations soar with their own ideas. This set features original K’NEX parts as well as some of the mini parts. Zoe has been building like crazy with this set. It also features a treasure chest to keep parts stored when not in use. Recommended for children 7+. Retail $24.99. As of 10/11/14 this was on sale for only $11.97 on Amazon. Hurry, buy now before the price changes!