Crazy about Knex: review

I can not believe how close we are to Christmas. Have you finished all your shopping yet? We're almost done, are going to try to order online on black Friday, nothing better than getting a super deal on something, right?
If you're still looking for something for your kids, have a look in the Knex section.

Abby is crazy about Elmo and she couldn't wait to open the box.
With the Sesame Street Neighborhood Collection Building Sets, children can build their own Sesame Street with Elmo, Cookie Monster and Ernie.
I have to admit that "little" Elmo is very cute with his white uniform and cap. Abby loves the ice cream truck and even makes Elmo "pretend" scoop some ice cream for us. It's adorable!
And this is not all, apparently Elmo must have protective powers cause Abby keeps putting him next to our cat Simba's food bowl, so other cats don't touch his food. Elmo doesn't only drive his ice cream truck in our house, he also is Simba's security person!
This 18-piece building set pairs perfectly with the neighborhood Collection 1-2-3 Brownstone Building set. The box also includes a "Play & Learn"activity sheet with additional building ideas.
The parts in this building set are big and chunky so easy for small hands to handle.

Suggested Price: $9.99
For ages 2-5.
Available at: Target, Wal-Mart & Toys"R"Us.

The second box we received is the K'NEX 400 PC Tub.
Of course Jamie's eyes nearly popped out of his head when he saw this. This Tub has 400 pieces and building ideas for 20 different models. Hours of fun in one box!
With this set kids are not just limited to the models in the book but they can use their imagination to build whatever they are inspired to build.
There's lots of movement in the models, wheels on cars, propellers on airplanes ferris wheel and a merry-go-round spin.
Do you know what else is cool about this set? It works with other brands like Lego. Jamie has lots of Legos and can play with them for hours so now he can expand his building system!
The one this I don't like about K'NEX and Legos for that matter is that these parts go everywhere and I seem to be the one stepping on them but with the Storage Tub, the clean-up is way easier.
All K'NEX are made in the USA.

Suggested price: $20.99
Age range: +7
Available at: Target, Wal-Mart and Toys"R"Us

Now for all you K'NEX builders out there. Are you ready to get creative with K'NEX?
You have the chance to win $1000 worth of K'NEX building Sets and be featured on the website.
All you have to do is make a video that showcases your child's building skills and features your child building with select K'NEX products.*
Be creative, use your imagination, construct your own story- as long as the video features building with K'NEX the possibilities are endless.
The ten best videos will be featured on and 1 winning video will receive $1000 worth of K'NEX toys.
Contest Date: NOV. 4-2009- DEC. 7-2009
* videos must be at least 30 seconds but no longer than 3 mins and must include 1 or more of the following K'NEX products:
  • K'NEX 400 PC Tub
  • K'NEX Sesame Street Building Sets
How to enter:
Simply post the video on your own blog or web site and submit the link along with a completed entry form, including your name, age, email address and phone number to If you do not have a Web site or blog, submit the video DVD/VHS along with a completed entry form to: Make a K'NEXion Video Contest, K'NEX Brand, L.P., PO Box 700, Hatfield, PA 19440.
Please be sure to include a completed entry form with your name, phone number and email address so that we can notify you if you're a winner.
Please check out the Contest Rules for more details, see HERE.

Thanks Team Mom and K'NEX.
"Disclaimer: I was sent a set of each for my review and didn't receive any other compensation for this post. These are solely my opinions and they might be different from others."

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