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K'Nex Dinosaurs 20 Model Building Set - with sound!
K'Nex Dinosaurs 20 Model Building Set 12049
We love the K'Nex Dinosaurs 20 Model Building Set. It even has a motion activated sound brick so your dinosaurs can roar and stomp! K'Nex is a creative construction toy which is great for developing motor skills and imagination. This set allows you to build 20 different models including T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl and more.
This set is great value for money. It includes over 300 pieces. Read on to find out what we like about it and our age recommendations.
K'NEX Classics K'nexosaurus Rex Building Set
The K'NEX Classics K'nexosaurus Rex Building Set is a very cool K'Nex Dinosaur set which includes a motor. We have the older K'Nex dinosaurs set (reviewed below), but that one is getting hard to find. We'd choose this one if we were buying a new set now.
The older set is great too though and you can still get hold of it (see below.)
The kit includes enough pieces to make 20 different model dinosaurs. It comes with an instruction booklet which we've found very useful and of course you're encouraged to have a go at creating your own dinosaurs.
The highlight of the kit is the motion sensing brick which makes a great stomping noise when you make a dinosaur stomp, great fun! The voice box brick also has a button you can press to make your dinosaur roar. We had great fun with this - it really does add to the fun.
The kit contains over 300 pieces and some are quite small so you need to ensure that they are looked after carefully and make it back into the storage box.
The one improvement we can think of would be the addition of a second head. The head is used in quite a few of the models and with two boys it would be great if they could both make dinosaurs at the same time. But there are models that don't use the head so I guess we'll be okay.
The set is very good value for what you get and has many hours of play value for kids who like construction toys and dinosaurs.
Product Features (from Amazon)
* Dinosaurs roar and stomp with the motion-activated sound brick
* Packed with 326 parts, including K'Nex bricks plus rods and connectors to build lots of models
* Handy storage container for easy clean-up and portability
* Instructions and building ideas included for 20 unique models
* Use your imagination to create your own dinosaur
Amazon Product Description
From the Manufacturer
Build "Dinosaurs That Roar and Stomp". The K'Nex Dinosaurs 20 model Building Set is packed with 326 parts to build a T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl and more. Then bring them to life with the motion-activated sound brick. Instructions and building ideas are included for over 20 different dinosaur models, ranging from beginner to more challenging. Or, use your imagination and create your own dinosaur. All the parts are packed into a handy storage container for easy clean-up and portability. Ages 5+.
12049 The Multi-Model Building Set is perfect for children of all ages. With a large range of difficulties as well as an easy clean-up this a must have! Features: -Dinosaurs Building Set. -Multi-Model Building Set collection. -Dinosaurs roar and stomp with the motion-activated sound brick. -Instructions and building ideas included for 20 unique models. -326 parts to build a T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl and more. -Ranging from beginner to more challenging. -Handy storage container for easy clean-up and portability. -Ages 5 and up.
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The set is recommended for age 5 . This is probably about right for independent play. Our son received K'Nex Dinosaurs for his fourth birthday (thanks Nan!) and is absolutely thrilled. He does have the dexterity and patience to put the simpler models together but isn't yet capable of following the pictorial instructions on his own.
We have really enjoyed the Kid K'Nex range and found this set to be ideal as a transition to the older children's K'Nex.
He is able to build the T-Rex to the left if I sort the pieces for him and give him verbal instructions in addition to the visual instructions in the included guide. I was quite surprised that he was able to put the very small pieces together. I'd seen this toy but would have waited until he was 5. His Nan thought he would enjoy it now and of course she was right! But 5 seems about right to be able to build the models on his own. Until then it will be a shared activity. "Mum can we build a K-Nex Stegosaurus before tea? Just a small one?" Thanks Nan!
K'Nex Dinosaurs Video
This video shows the K'Nex Dinosaurs in action. You get a good view of several of the models and you get to hear the sound effects.
The Stompin' K'NEXosaurus is a very cool motorized K'Nex dinosaur set. It's getting hard to find though.
K'Nex Dinosaurs on eBay
K'Nex Dinosaurs Instructions
K'Nex Dinosaurs comes with an instruction leaflet that shows all 20 models but only detailed instructions for some of them. The rest can be downloaded from the K'Nex website.
Note that the web address given on our instruction leaflet was incorrect. The instructions can be found at:
This is a 66 page full color instruction booklet with detailed instructions for making some of the more complex dinosaurs. And some are quite tricky!
More K'Nex sets
We're pretty impressed with K'nex. We'll add to the collection when our son is older and has mastered following the instructions.
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