Monday 31 May 2021

K'Nex Battle Bow & Rad Rides *review*

{Ad/gifted items} I have a 9 year old child who just loves to build things. For the last few years his interests have strongly centred around creating things out of bricks, blocks and things that can he put together to bring his imagination alive. Give him a box of clicky things and blocks and he will bring it to life, I love seeing this creative side come out, learning through play is just so valuable.

If my son sounds like your child then you should definitely check out K'Nex because I know it will appeal. K'nex is one of the best STEM toys available on the market, build beyond the box with innovative and interactive products that encourage the child to let their imagination run free and have independent play. We were kindly sent a couple of kits to test out, Alfie was delighted. 

The battle bow set contains over 165 classic pieces and there are various different options that can be made from the included pieces. You can build 4 different items which are all so cool! Alfie chose to make the gun which using the included foam pellets which can fire a pretty long way! He needed a little help to make it and clip various bits into place but otherwise was able to make unaided. If you don't fancy following the instructions there are plenty pieces included to make your very own personal weapon!

Also sent was Rad Rides, once again another great kit which contains pieces to make more than one vehicle, the possibilities really are endless. The items fit together with the most satisfying 'click' noise! There are so many varieties of K'nex available there really is something for everyone. 

What do we love about K'nex?

- We love that it a true STEM item, it encourages all of the STEM categories and opens up a childs imagination

- Learn through play

- A wide variety available on the market

- A variety of prices to appeal to all

- Lovely and colourful and bright 

- Build beyond the box! There are SO many options. 

Anything we weren't so keen on?

- The instructions could be a little clearer, sometimes the pieces featured don't match what is in the kit so it takes the child a little longer to figure it out.

- It can be quite hard to connect the pieces but the more you play the more you get used to how they fit together

Overall we love K'nex, we love that the possibilities are endless and the creation is drawn from the child. My son just loves it. There are so many different choices and price ranges that these would make a perfect gift. I will leave you with some images of Alfie playing and his amazing creation! This was following the instructions, I have to say I was very impressed with how far the foam pellets go! So much fun!

* Please note we were kindly sent the items free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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