For some, dinosaurs provide hours of fascination. How did those beasts roam the earth? Which dinosaur was the most dominate? Could quick movements and fast reflexes conqueror an imposing giant? While many of these questions can be debated, the discussions about the subject provide hours of diversion. What if those discussions could turn into a playtime activity? With K’NEX Beasts Alive Stompz building set, kids can build and animate their own terrifying creature.
The K’NEX Beasts Alive Stompz building set contains 350+ classic K’NEX parts and a motor. To have the creature stomp, walk and move, the motor requires AA batteries. The kit provides building instructions for the dragon and two additional building ideas.
Unlike other building sets, K’NEX, and its classic parts, allows kids a different building experience that allows motion. The spoke and wheel parts allows builders to create objects that roll, stomp and move in many different ways. Builders can create simple single movement items or they can design elaborate creations with multiple moving parts. The K’NEX parts allow for an expanded outlet for a builder’s imagination.
The new K’NEX Beasts Alive Stompz brings movement to a building creation. While the sets creates a dragon, a few kids said that their animal was a dinosaur. The set does take a between 90 minutes to a couple of hours to complete. For the novice K’NEX builder, the set is slightly complex with its multiple moving parts. Those builders with experience building with K’NEX will have an easier time with building.
This set allows kids to not just have fun building but also have fun playing with their creation. To get the best movement from the creation, a flat, smooth surface is ideal. A few kids enjoyed having the creature simulate running into things (vertical card stock or light weight cardboard worked well). Another fun aspect is to create short videos with the creature moving towards other small toys (think massive creature taking over a city).
While many kids preferred to keep their creature intact after creation, a few kids liked the idea to create a new design. The two additional building ideas were helpful. One child, who has experience with K’NEX sets, came up with his own made up creature.
The K’NEX Beasts Alive Stopmz is part of the Beasts Alive Building Set line. There are four creatures in this line. The sets are recommended for ages 7 and older. Prices vary depending on retailer but the suggested retail price is around $39.99.
Do you have an inspiring building that wants to see his creation come to life? The K’NEX Beasts Alive Stompz is waiting to stomp and chomp his way through playtime.