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Must-Have K'NEX Building Sets for Fall 2014

We are loving the new building sets that K'NEX has released (and excited for the sets that will be released in the near future)!  If you want a sneak peek on what K'NEX has to offer, here's a great start

K'NEX: Plants vs. Zombies ConeMech & Football Mech Building Sets

"Who would win in a fight: PLANTS or ZOMBIES?"

It's the age-old question that only K'NEX can answer!  We love the previous Plants Vs. Zombies K'NEX building sets. They are fun and creative. This Fall, you can enjoy their NEWEST Plants Vs. Zombies building sets. And K'NEX has taken the Plants Vs. Zombies experience to a new level with mechanics!

That's right - the newest K'NEX building sets include motorized action, which adds a whole new dimension to the building experience. Here's a sneak peek at the newest Plants Vs. Zombies K'NEX collections:


Plants vs. Zombies ConeMech Building Set 

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Defeat the zombies and save your brains...with motorized the ConeMech Building Set from the Far Future level! This set includes 1 zombie figure plus a buildable ConeMech that walks with motorized action, just like in the game!  Battery-powered motor included plus easy to follow building instructions. For ages 7+.  Batteries not included. Available at amazon.com, toysrus.com and knex.com. 

(Retail:  $16.99)

 

Plants vs. Zombies Football Mech Assortment Set 

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Defeat the zombies, save your brains...with the Football Mech Building Set from the Far Future level! This set includes 1 zombie figure plus a buildable Football Mech that walks with motorized action, just like in the game!  Battery-powered motor included plus easy to follow building instructions. For ages 7+.  Batteries not included. Available at amazon.com, toysrus.com and knex.com. 

(Retail:  $16.99)

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*I'm a BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR K'NEX.  Nothing is better than enjoying and exploring Made in the USA products and sharing them with you!  All opinions are my own.

K'NEX: Titanfall

It's no secret that we are huge K'NEX fans here. The people of K'NEX are always coming out with new and innovative playlets, which keep the creativity flowing as the boys play. But as a Mom? I love that playing with K'NEX builds hand-eye coordination and works on gross motor skills.

There are a TON of great new K'NEX products coming out this Fall, and I am excited to tell you about these fun play sets. There always seems to be something for every kid, and this season is no exception! The first set of K'NEX sets I will share is perfect for the up-and-coming pilot, ready for battle!

 

Titanfall IMC Pilot Strike Building Set item # 69498

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Grow your army and establish the warzone with the K'NEX Titanfall IMC Pilot Strike Building Set!  Use the IMC Pilot included to battle the Spectre in one-on-one combat.  Includes 80+ pieces including an exploding wall to recreate the features of the Titanfall game.  Combine with the Militia Pilot Attack Building Set to grow your K'NEX Titanfall collection. For builders ages 8+.  Available at walmart.com, amazon.com and knex.com. 

(Retail: $12.99)


Titanfall Militia Pilot Attack Building Set item #69497

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Grow your army and establish the warzone with the K'NEX Titanfall Militia Pilot Attack Building Set!  Use the Militia Pilot included to battle the Spectre in one-on-one combat.  Includes 80+ pieces including a wrecked wall to recreate the features of the Titanfall game.  Combine with the IMC Pilot Strike Building Set to grow your K'NEX Titanfall collection.  For builders ages 8+.  Available at walmart.com and knex.com. 

(Retail: $12.99)

 


How fun are these?!  Stay tuned for more coming from K'NEX!

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*I'm a BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR K'NEX.  Nothing is better than enjoying and exploring Made in the USA products and sharing them with you!  All opinions are my own.

Cosmic Quest K'NEX Building Set

Cosmic Quest K'NEX Building Set

Do you have a future astronaut on your hands? Some interests start young. It may begin with looking at stars as a family in the night sky. But this small spark could lead to passions of NASA-proportions!

Plants Vs. Zombies K'NEX Building Sets

In a war between plants and zombies, who would win? With the new Plants vs. Zombies K'NEX building sets, you get to decide the outcome! Little builders love to let their imaginations run wild, and the variety of K'NEX building sets feeds all kinds of creativity. Not only are they fun, but it's a great opportunity to work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as well. Whether plants are victorious or the zombies win out, it's sure to be a ton of creative fun. 

Defeat the zombies and save your brains...in the Wild West!  The Plants vs. Zombies Wild West Skirmish Building Set includes 2 Cowboy Zombie figures, 1 Prospector Zombie figure and 1 Peashooter figure plus K'NEX parts to build an area of the Wild West level from Plants vs Zombies 2!  Defeat the zombies using the Peashooter's shooting action.  Seven peas are included with a buildable ammo stand.  Slide the Peashooter back and forth along the track for target practice.  

You can also collect your favorite characters from Plants vs. Zombies with Plants vs. Zombies Mystery Figure Bags. Each bag contains 1 mystery figure.  Series 1 includes the following characters - Basic Zombie, Mummy Zombie, Future Conehead Zombie, Cowboy Zombie, Peashooter, Bloomerang, Bonk Choy and Sunflower. 

You can find Plants vs. Zombies building set and mystery figure bags at Toys R Usamazon.com andknex.com.

Recommended for ages 5+.

Price: $29.99 (Wild West Skirmish Set), $3.99 (Mystery Figure Bags)

Holiday Gift Guide: Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set

We are big on building sets this year! With little boys in the house it's kinda hard not to be. K'Nex has some great new building sets perfect for anyone on your gift list. 

Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set

Go on a brand new adventure with Mario™ - battle Bowser™, and save the princess in the FINAL course! Featuring K'NEX's all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game. Build Mario and make your way through the entrance gate to Bowser's Castle!  Look out for Draglet - a battery-powered motor makes him a spinning danger at the entrance.  Use the track slider to cross the pit, and jump up to collect the coins!  Watch out for the Fireballs - you make them move by turning the white connector.  Hurry past the spinning Fire Bars, and hit the mystery box - what did you get?  Jump across the moving platforms, through the warp pipe and up the elevator platform to Bowser's final hiding place!  Use the jump launcher to knock him down!  Save Princess Peach™, pop-up the goal flag and you've WON THE GAME!  Combine your Bowser's Castle building set with the rest of the K'NEX Super Mario™ building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure! 

For ages 8+. 

Suggested retail price is $99.99. 

Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.

Holiday Gift Guide: New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set

Is there a gamer on your list? Get them off the gaming system and get them building with this fun Super Mario Brothers building set. 

New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set

Go on a brand new adventure with Fire Mario™ & Silver Luigi™ as they journey through a castle course!  Featuring K'NEX's all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game.  Build Fire Mario & Silver Luigi and drop them through the warp pipe to enter the course. Look out for the Thwomps - slam them down to open your path.  Make your way past the Thwomps, collecting coins as you go - don't forget to grab the Power Up mushroom at the top!  Drop through another warp pipe and guess what - there's another side to play on!  Use the sliding platform to cross the lava.  Who will you find behind the door?  It's a Bone Goomba™!  Hit the target to defeat him, pop-up the flag and you've cleared the course!  Combine your Thwomps building set with the rest of the K'NEX Super Mario™ building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure! 

For ages 8+. 

Suggested retail price is $59.99. 

Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.

Holiday Gift Guide: KISS® Rock Stage Big Rig Building Set

If you have a rock fan on your list, you are going to want to take a look at the K'Nex KISS® Rock Stage Big Rig Building Set!

KISS® Rock Stage Big Rig Building Set

Build a rock stage big rig, and take your Monster KISS figures on an amazing music tour!  This unique building set lets you create the power of a real KISS concert with The Demon, The Spaceman, The Catman and The Starchild.  After they rock out, the two roadie figures will help pack up their equipment, and drive the band off to their next sold-out show! 

Includes over 300 pieces.

Ages 7+. 

Suggested retail price is $34.99. 

Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.

Holiday Gift Guide: K'Nex 521 Amazing Value Tub

Building sets are HUGE this holiday season! They promote creative thinking and foster imagination.  Check out this great value set from K'Nex!

521 Amazing Value Tub Building Set

Build anything you can imagine with the 521 Piece Value Tub!  Loaded with 521 parts for lots of building fun! Includes instructions/ideas for 35 unique models including, dragsters, Ferris wheels, dinosaurs, creatures and more!  Parts and built models can be stored in the convenient storage tub.  Made in the U.S.A. 

Suggested retail price $24.99.
Ages 7+. 
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Beatles Yellow Submarine™ Building Set

If you have a Beatles fan on your list, you don't want to miss this awesome building set! Build your own Yellow Submarine!

Beatles Yellow Submarine™ Building Set

Build The Yellow Submarine, and help The Beatles save Pepperland from The Blue Meanies!  This one-of-a-kind building set lets you recreate the awesome adventures of the iconic Yellow Submarine with passengers, John, Paul, George and Ringo.  They can do battle against the two Blue Meanie figures, or get out their instruments and jam, since their ship doubles as a concert stage! 

Includes over 200 pieces

Ages 7+.

Suggested retail price is $34.99. 

Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.

Holiday Gift Guide: K'Nex Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set

Did you know that construction toys are the #1 category in the toy world? Building {and destroying} never gets old in my house! One of our favorites is K'Nex!

 Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set

Bring a wave of fun from the ocean to your living room with the new Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set from K'NEX!  Build with over 640K'NEX parts & pieces including, rods, connectors and track, and add motorized power to send the silver coaster car twisting and turning through over 19 feet of swirling, non-stop action!  Plus, download exclusive instructions to build an incredible second model, the Tsunami Surge™ Coaster!  All K'NEXrods and connectors are made in the USA! 

Ages 9+.
Suggested retail price is $39.99.
 
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.