Since Ashton was little, he's loved toys that he could build and we loved them because it helped him develop strong eye-hand coordination. Whether he was building towers, castles or later on more intricate designs, this was something that Ashton and Josh could do together and they became a staple of the holidays. We knew each year, that he would love whichever building sets we purchased for him. This year's building set is different from all of the rest because instead of displaying the set in our curio cabinet after they finished putting it together, Ashton and Josh have had a blast playing with it. Even I had fun playing with it! So what is this awesome set that's more than just a fun set to put together? It's the K'Nex KForce Build and Blast Mega Boom!
More Information about K'Nex KForce
K'Nex has been a unique and innovative construction toy company since I was younger. Founded in 1992, they've made and sold what has become of of the world's leading integrated construction systems for kids, one of the world's most popular and recognized brands and is America's STEM building solution. According to their website, "Winner of over 270 international awards and recognitions, K'Nex is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love and encourages youngsters to 'imagine, build and play'. From the living room to the classroom, K'Nex has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K'Next family of brands includes K'Nex Building Sets, K'Nex Thrill Rides, K'Nex Education, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoy, K-Force Build and Blast, Mighty Makers, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario, PacMan, Titanfall, Family Guy, Plants vs. Zombies and more. Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'Nex Brands L.P. has manufactured over 34 billion parts for the K'Nex building toy system."
"The K-Force Build and Blast line invites kids ages 8+ to construct customized Toy Blasters big or small, single or multi-shot, with endless possibilities -- the only limit is your imagination!"
My Review of the Mega Boom Building Set
The Mega Boom Building Set from K'Nex is a lot more fun than other pre-made blasters Ashton has had in the past. A lot of that comes from the fact that you have to build it yourself. You can follow the directions to make the main Mega Boom blaster, like we did, you can download 5 alternate blasters and buildable targets as well or you can just see where your imagination takes you!
We noticed this particular blaster shoots a bit stronger than the prebuilt ones we've tried in the past, which explains how it's able to shoot up to 75 feet. Josh and Ashton were absolutely amazed at how far these little darts could fly! Because this does shoot far, you'll want to make sure you read the instructions before using this and don't aim at anyone's eyes or face. I was hit with one of these darts on the back and it actually stung a teeny bit for just a second but it caught me off guard, so just make sure to check out this safety information before letting your little ones go wild!
This particular set includes K'Nex Rods and connectors plus special parts to create customized blasters: 2 blaster chambers, 3 skull dart holders, 2 quick fit grips, 2 preload rings and 7 foam darts. I, personally, recommend grabbing an extra package of foam darts since these type of darts (no matter what kind of blaster you use) can be lost easily or the tips can sometimes come off after repeated use. Most models, including the main Mega Boom blaster, 5 alternate blasters or buildable targets, can be built at one time. Best of all, this set is compatible with the entire K-Force Build and Blast line! For only $49.99 on the K'Nex website and other K-Force Build and Blast products available for the same price or less, you can purchase more than one set without breaking your budget! Each set comes with building instructions but if you misplace them, you can find easy to follow directions right on their site.
I very highly recommend this product to anyone with a child 8 and up or anyone that's a child at heart. The K'Nex KForce Mega Boom Building Set is a lot of fun to put together, with easy to follow instructions and a ton of fun to play with afterwards. It's also high quality, you don't have to worry about the smaller building pieces breaking or opening a package only to find that you're missing one or two pieces that you need to complete your creations. K'Nex is a brand that you can count on!
What else does K'Nex have to offer?
K'Nex has items for boys and girls of all ages! Their sets are also used in classrooms to help children develop strong eye/hand coordination skills and teach them to follow through and finish things that they've started. Here are just a few examples of other great products from K'Nex that would make perfect gifts for the holidays!
"Build big ideas with Mighty Makers a line of engineering toys for girls! Mighty Makers building sets teach girls about exciting STEM (science technology, engineering and math) concepts as they follow the adventurous story of the included figure and build her along the way. K'Nex empowers young girls to build big and dream bigger with Mighty Makers!"
Fun on the Ferris Wheel -$34.99 (ages 7+) - rated 5 out of 5 stars on the K'Nex site!
|Mighty Makers - Fun on the Ferris Wheel Building Set - $34.99|
Plants vs. Zombies
|JetPack Zombie Attack Building Set - $34.99|
"Defeat the zombies and save your brains...in the Far Future! Includes 1 Future Zombie figure, 1 Future Conehead Zombie figure, 1 Jetpack Zombie figure and 1 Laserbean figure plus K'Nex parts to build an area of the Far Future level from Plants vs. Zombies 2! To defeat the zombies use Laserbean's finger-flick action-flick the rod to launch Laserbean's eyes. Can you hit Jetpack Zombie and knock him out of the air? Easy to follow building instructions included. For ages 5+.
|Kid K'Nex Build a Bunch Building Set - $24.99|
Build a Bunch - Building Kit -$24.99 - Perfect for Kids 3+
"Your child can build anything they imagine with KID K'NEX Build a Bunch! Includes lots of colorful, chunky KID K'NEX rods, connectors, blocks and special parts that are easy for little hands to stack, snap, and plug together! Building ideas for 30 models such as vehicles, bugs, animals, undersea creatures and much more! Perfect building experience for kids ages 3+. Small parts are included so adult supervision is suggested for children still apt to put items in their mouths. This set comes with 66 pieces and adorable personality parts like eyes, curlies, big wheels and so much more. Your toddler is going to love all of the cool and cute creations they can make with this great kit!
Where Can You Purchase K'Nex Products On and Off line?
If you're interested in picking up any of the building sets featured in this post or if you'd like to see what else K'Nex has to offer, simply head over to their website! There you can take and share photos of your favorite creations, watch videos, check out the K'Nexperts, try out to be their fan of the month or check our their giant builds and guess how many pieces were used to create the particular creation to win some awesome prizes! You can also find tons of fun and games, find interesting product information including instruction guides for every K'Nex building set and shop directly from their site.
If you're a parent, it's worth taking a minute or so to check out K'Nex Education and For Parents for really interesting information regarding how K'Nex is America's STEM Building Solution, find sample lesson plans for teachers, events & activities and even professional resources for teachers!
K'Nex is 100% American made and can be found at many of your favorite retailers nationwide such as Walmart, Sears, Target, Toys 'R Us and many online retailers as well! For up to date information on new products, promotions or interested news be sure to follow K'Nex on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
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