I was so excited to have K’NEX as a sponsor on this post because they are always a staple holiday gift for my family. Starting with my brother! I remember helping and building sets with him and then my parents taking a picture of him with his creation afterwards. His favorites were the sets that moved with motors. I went digging through my photos when I got this at Walmart (exclusive to Walmart) for the boys and finally found what I was remembering!
The big K’NEX kits are always so much fun and give kids a huge sense of accomplishment when done. Here are the photos I found to share with my boys of my brother and 2 of his sets! K’NEX LPG was founded in 1992 and now, twenty-five years later, K’NEX prides itself on connecting science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with imagination (great STEM or STEAM themed gift idea).
I love that they are both amusement park rides like the K’NEX Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster! This set has a retail value right around $32.97 at Walmart (or cheaper) which is SUCH a great price for your kids or to give as a gift. My kids still stop and look at these at the store and I know they’re not the only ones.
K’NEX is actually something my boys like doing together (they go back and forth) so it would be a great sibling or joint gift as well! Plus there are downloadable instructions for a second roller coaster making the gift go even farther. I love giving non electronic gifts in case that’s all they asked for for the holidays as a lot of kids do.
The finished set stands 2 1/2 feet tall and once you turn the motor on, the car will keep going around the track (mesmerizing)!
There’s a total of 580 parts and over 14 feet of track!
I’ll admit that I had fun playing with it too! An easy and quick gift idea for lots of kids on your list (recommended for ages 9 and up).
Author: Allison Waken
Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!