As a kid, did you ever stop to wonder what you could build with K’NEX if you just kept playing with the toy for the next three years? Here’s the answer: a massive ball machine nicknamed the Citadel that fills an entire corner of a room and is made from more K’NEX than all the kids in your neighborhood have put…
I don’t want to be one of those people saying you were either a Lego or K’nex kid growing up because I had and loved both. But as a rent paying, 401k having adult, I’m gonna go ahead and take a stand.
The K’NEX Big Ball Factory was so loved by fans of the building toy that the company decided to bring it back last year, 20 years after it first hit toy stores. But with just over 3,000 pieces going into its construction, it doesn’t even begin to come close to Austin Granger’s record-setting K’NEX creation.
No toy has managed to unseat Lego from its building toy throne, but K’NEX probably came the closest. What it lacked in small, highly-detailed sets, it made up for with massive creations like the legendary Big Ball Factory that the company is now bringing out of retirement after 20 years.
It was just a week or so ago that we got our first sneak peek at K'NEX's new K-FORCE blaster line that turned the unique building toy into a do-it-yourself foam dart arsenal. And with the UK Toy Fair well under way, the folks at Blaster Labs got an in-depth look at the entire K-FORCE lineup that's set to hit stores…
How many times have you found yourself playing with a Nerf gun and thought you could come up with a cooler design? That dream will soon be a reality according to the folks at Blaster Labs because at some point this year K'NEX will be releasing new building sets that let you design and construct your own foam dart…
If an upcoming flight stopover has you visiting Philadelphia's International Airport, you might want to head over to Terminal A-West before the end of October this year. Because instead of killing time reading a magazine, you can stare in awe at this impressive 48,000-piece animated art installation made from K'NEX.
Everybody wants a pinball machine of their own, but the problem is that those suckers tend to be pretty expensive. There's a way around that though, if you're determined enough; build your own out of K'Nex. The results can be pretty awesome.
The best thing that I can remember making with K'NEX was a ferris wheel, and I followed a set of directions. However, a couple of engineering-crazed kids from Olin College have devised a gigantic K'NEX Binary calculator that can add or subtract numbers as high as 15 (That's way more impressive than it sounds).