K’NEX Angry Birds Red Planet Building Set: HOGS ON MARS
Now you can build and play in the world of Angry Birds Space! With the Hogs On Mars building set, you can actually build and destroy a level from the Angry Birds Space game! Launch Incredible Terence and Lightning Bird to defeat the evil Space pigs and destroy the Mars Rover. Includes a working launcher just like the game, enough parts to build and knock down, plus a bonus Space Egg. Everything included works with other K'NEX Angry Birds sets. You can even download instructions for an additional building idea. Perfect for builders ages 7+.
K’NEX Building Sets: Extreme Sports
Cool extreme sports builds will capture young builders’ imaginations! The Extreme Sports building set features 10 building ideas including a hang glider, jet skier, sky diver, sport bike rider and more. Build your own daring stunt man complete with the included helmet-head and then create an action-packed stunt of your own imagination for him to complete. Set also features full-color instructions and 250+ Classic K’NEX pieces including made in the USA rods & connectors. Suggested retail price is $17.99. Ages 7+. Available Fall 2013.
My Take on the Sets
Both of these sets were a ton of fun and whether you are a K'Nex fan or not these sets will make you a fan in no time. Both of these sets were completely different and engage you in different ways, but for me that was half the fun. My youngest daughter loves Angry Birds so she was excited about the first set. She loved the idea of being able to build something to then be able to knock it and the pigs down. The set was easy enough to build and break down and she and I had a blast playing with it, breaking it down, rebuilding it, etc.
My eldest daughter was more into the extreme sports. Now we did follow the instructions and made quite a few of the pieces that were shared, but we also made some of our own creations too. My camera was on the frits when we were doing this so I do not have images of those but will have to make some more in the future as we continue to try our hand at making extreme sports come to life.
All-in-all both of these were a ton of fun and engage different children in different ways which is great in my book. I for one hope to see even more variety coming out from K'Nex in the near future!
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