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K'NEX EDUCATION - INTRODUCTION TO SIMPLE MACHINES, WHEELS AND AXELS - 178 PCS
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
These K'Nex kits inspire young minds and satisfy kids' curiosity on how to construct simple machines. Each innovative kit keeps young builders busy and intrigued for hours at a time.
This Bridges Kit builds eight different models and allows kids to work solo or as a team. The models demonstrate lever classes and pulley systems. Includes a compartmentalized storage case with snap-on lid. Curriculum sold separately. Box measures approximately 2.5" x 11.5" x 14.25".
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42 of 45 found the following review helpful:
Best investment we ever made!Mar 08, 2012
By L. Smith
We invested in many sets of K'nex when our sons were about 6 years old, thinking that it would be better to have a few really good toys that would challenge them for a long time than lots of other junk they would grow out of. At 16, they and their younger sister still enjoy building both their own creations and those we have instructions for. It is the one toy that they always enjoy together with no arguing. Their dad also enjoys creating the big builds! I would recommend you plan on buying several large sets--we have thousands of pieces bought back when large sets of 1500-2500 pieces were the norm on eBay. To solve the problems of trying to keep all those pieces from getting lost, we had a few ground rules:
1. They NEVER went outside.
2. I (Mom) was in charge of vacuuming that room. The kids invariably missed cleaning up pieces. I ransacked more than one vacuum load of debris salvaging pieces.
3. Most importantly, we finally bought one of those shelving units that holds the square/rectangular buckets to keep the pieces sorted. Amazon probably sells them now but we bought ours at Kmart. Since there weren't enough buckets, we used some Tupperware type containers and some of the boxes the K'nex came in as well for gears, tracks, motors and other larger pieces. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-12-Bin-Organizer-Primary-Colors/dp/B000LRBNK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331219455&sr=8-1
As homeschoolers, I LOVED these both for their educational and diversionary value. It beats TV by a thousand miles and keeps their brains active. It was even worth the countless creations I had to take apart because the kids avoided that part of it. Still do but it's okay. I recommend these to everyone!
32 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Play 'n LearnJan 15, 2009
By Carolina Moon
6 and 8 year old grandsons and their father "play" with this educational kit together for hours at a time. Always something new to learn. The scientific concepts are easy to understand with this hands-on approach to learning.
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
FANTASTIC INSTRUCTIONAL TOY!!!Jul 10, 2010
By Julie Harsey
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I had no idea what this toy was, but while my 10 year old grandson was ere this last month, he really had a blast making things with this toy. You do need to watch and help a little bit, but overall I think the parents had fun helping him just as much as he had constructing things.
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Great educational toyJul 27, 2010
By John Cush
Nice toy for an older child. Box has nice storage, good directions and is strong. Great fun for the builder in the family.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Adds excitement and fun while learningDec 19, 2013
By James D. Cover
The K'Nex educational series has many of the same assembly characteristics as Legos. But it demonstrates some basic principles of how things operate that Legos do not. . I've not seen my 10 year old grandson receive a Christmas present with more enthusiasm than this. I have bought two others in the series (wheels & axels, and Gears) and highly recommend them all.
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