« Best Crochet Hooks – Athena’s Elements Deluxe Ergonomic Crochet Kit. Complete Accessories w/ Needle Case Organizer 9 Sizes 2mm-6mm Soft Handle Perfect for Arthritic Hands For Beginners Kids or Adults. Easton Flipside 4-Tube Hip Quiver, APX, Left/Right » 3 thoughts on “K’nex 70 Model Building Set, 13419, 705 piece” 75 of 76 people found the following review helpful Fun for dedicated builders, May 11, 2014 By Bella Rosa “avid reader” (Atlanta, GA) – This review is from: K’nex 70 Model Building Set, 13419, 705 piece (Toy) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) When I got this kit, I expected my 9 year old son to be overjoyed. He’ll spend hours building models with Legos, so I expected him to enjoy this new style of building materials. He did, at first. But he quickly became frustrated with the instructions, which aren’t as exactly step-by-step as they might be, especially given that the smaller pieces don’t show up all that well in the photographs. His frustration caused him to snap the little connecting tabs off a couple of pieces before he got the hang of attaching and disconnecting the rods. My 14 year old daughter, however, loves this set. She’s built the balloon and a couple of other models. (I was actually happy to discover this was what she was up to after she’d stalked off to her room and slammed the door.) Teen angst aside, K’nex takes more finesse and patience than the lego kits rated for the same age range, so consider the fine motor skills and persistence of your intended recipient. The toolchest box is a nice gimmick, but it’s basically a fairly flimsy cardboard box. My daughter sorted all the pieces into a multi-drawer parts organizer so she can find the pieces she’s looking for. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 47 of 49 people found the following review helpful It has positive features, also some drawbacks, May 6, 2014 By Orion (Las Vegas, NV USA) – This review is from: K’nex 70 Model Building Set, 13419, 705 piece (Toy) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) In general, I approve of this kind of toy because it is an open-ended creativity toy. Kids can build anything they want. Similar building toys would be tinker toys, legos and erector sets. I approve of all of these toys in theory. In real life, I am not so crazy about the K’nex. Here are the drawbacks: 705 pieces is not really that many pieces, when many of them are tiny connectors and spacers. To build larger models, you need the long rods, and there are not that many of them. You can build small models only. Some of them are interesting (car, airplane), and some are less interesting (star, rake). You could build better models with 2 or 3 of these kits. Or better yet, buy a kit your child actually wants to build, like the Ferris wheel or the roller coaster. This set is more of a starter kit for beginners, and it is kind of limited. The treasure chest style box is cute, but it is not so good for holding models. That is, in general, it is better to break up your models before you put them in the box. Since kids never do that, it is up to the mom to break all those little sticks apart. I don’t find this chore appealing at all. Pulling the rods out of the connectors takes a lot of force. You really have to pull them hard, and kind of twist at an angle, and if you don’t do it just right, they snap against your fingertips, and it kind of hurts. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 26 of 33 people found the following review helpful Not for Newbies, June 2, 2014 By J. Weaver (CA) – This review is from: K’nex 70 Model Building Set, 13419, 705 piece (Toy) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) My 7-year-old loves to sit down with a brand new box of Legos and build to her heart’s content. She generally starts with the build instructions for a particular set and that leads into her own creations. She’s done some pretty elaborate pieces. So I thought this K’Nex set would be perfect for her. Given that it comes with so many pieces and so many different building plans, I thought she’d have a blast with it. But, when she started looking through the design catalog, she was more than a little intimidated by the number of models displayed. Worse, she didn’t actually like any of them. She agreed with me, though, that it would probably be best to start with a pre-designed model to at least see what the possibilities are. This set is labeled for kids 7+. But, honestly, it was just too much for her. I think she would have done much better starting K’Nex building with a smaller set designed for one particular model. Just sorting through to get the pieces she wanted was a little intimidating, especially as the directions are all done in pictures. In the end, Dad had to jump in and help, and he wasn’t particularly impressed either. What was probably most disappointing is that the design of the K’Nex pieces makes it look like there’s some mobility to them. My daughter and husband built a jellyfish, and it looked like it should have some movement in the legs, but it was just a stiff piece in the end that couldn’t even stand up. The box this set comes in looks pretty cool in the picture. But, while it looks like a chest that has a front opening, that’s actually the real look of the chest. It opens on top with two flap inserts. This really isn’t conducive to kids and long-term use. I think this set might be great for kids who are already fans of K’nex and want to add to their pieces. But for a K’Nex beginner, this set is both too much and too little at the same time. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.