We are no strangers to K’NEX. Actually, we’re so familiar we are part of a select group of bloggers to represent the brand as ambassadors! In addition to regularly featuring new products, will also be providing some kid reviews and videos like the ones they have done for Bowser’s castle and for the Typhoon Frenzy roller coaster.
Today we’re excited to tell you about Cosmic Quest. With summer here the kids are certain to find themselves a bit bored. No matter how many things they have to do or activities to participate in, they still will walk around in circles trying to find something to do. It was great to see the other day that they picked up the Cosmic Quest set and started to assemble.
I’ve mentioned before that I think K’NEX products are excellent for S.T.E.M. learning. This one is no exception. K’NEX sets encourage individual play and creativity where a child (or adult for that matter) can create the item featured on the outside of the box or they could use their imagination and create something all on their own. While most of the sets include one set of instructions to create a single item, this one had more variety; the set includes a number of different instructions.
I asked the girls what they thought of the set and they said it was pretty cool. They compared it to Bowser’s castle and said that set includes a mixture of larger and smaller pieces whereas Cosmic Quest includes all small pieces. They said they enjoyed putting it together but had some difficulty removing the pieces when they made a mistake.
When the girls were done building the roller coaster and Bowser’s castle they were quick to engage the toys because they are concepts and storylines the girls are very familiar with. I wasn’t sure if the same would hold true for the cosmic one. To my surprise not only did they pick it up and fly it around, but they created different landing zones for it to arrive at around the room.
Be sure to check out our other K’NEX reviews, as well as the fun videos the girls have created. You can purchase K’NEX products on Amazon as well as directly from the K’NEX website. If you have a fanatic in your family be sure to check out the K’NEXperts program and enter the giveaways on the K’NEX Facebook page!