Sunday, November 2, 2014

Let your Imagination Loose with K'NEX

Play is the main way children learn and develop ideas about the world. It helps them build the skills necessary for critical thinking and leadership. It’s how they learn to solve problems and to feel good about their ability to learn. K’nex and Lincoln logs are a great way to learn through play. 

As part of the K’nex fall campaign, I was sent the Tinkertoy 30 model Super Building Set and the Lincoln Logs Collector’s Edition Homestead.  Since we have never owned Tinkertoys or Lincoln Logs, I was very excited to give a fresh perspective. And bonus, Little Miss M is at the perfect age to really enjoy them.

K'NEX offers you an awesome array of block designs for kids ages 2 and up! I really believe that blocks are a great way to help develop different skills like imagination, pretend play and construction of different figures.

Tinkertoy 30 Model Super Building Set Item #56578

Whats included:
·        200 "essential" Tinker toy pieces; spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps and more!
·        Instruction sheet with building tips and ideas
·        Sturdy box for storage and portability

When the Tinkertoy Super Building Set arrived Little Miss M immediately ripped open the package and starting  “Tinkering”.  She said that she wants to be a tinker like Tinkerbell (one of her favorites right now).  With this Tinkertoy set, the building possibilities are endless.  And since these are so fun to play with, even adults will enjoy. I know I did (and so did Hubby).  I think the first day we ended up playing for 2 and a half hours!!!  
We had a lot of fun creating different mechanisms and seeing how they maneuver.  The main thing that I noticed is that the pieces not only fit together perfectly but they stay together.  So if you build a car with wheels you can play with it and not have to worry about it falling apart.  

Lincoln Logs Collector’s Edition Homestead Item #00869

What's in the Box?
·        Over 360 pieces
·        Frontiersman figure, buildable wagon, and two horses
·        Full-color building instructions
·        Collectible, foil-wrapped storage container

Thanks to KNEX we also received the Lincoln Logs Collectors Edition Homestead. With over 360 real wooden pieces, the Collectors Edition Homestead is the largest Lincoln Logs set ever created.  It comes in a sturdy easy open box perfect for storage and includes Frontiersman figures, a wagon, and two horses!!
Being one of my husbands favorite toys growing up, I think he was the most excited when our set arrived.  He loved sharing some of his childhood memories with our kids.  Hubby and Little Miss M built a neat village and played for hours!  Being real wood pieces, I was completely surprised that each piece fit perfectly together.  And after play, I love that the storage bin makes for easy clean up. 

Things I love about these products:

-Each Lincoln Log set comes with people and accessories.
-Both are gender neutral. 
-Both sets have endless possibilities.  Each comes with easy to follow instructions but once your kids understand the basics, they can create all sorts of wonderful structures!
-All sets are interchangeable.  So the more sets you buy the more things you can build.*
-Pieces are the perfect size for little hands.  Miss M can easily create all by herself.
-High quality and durable 

I love toys that not only bring fun and excitement to our home, but bring an element of creativity as well.  You can’t go wrong with classics, right?!  These building sets are great for using your imagination, but if your child is not feeling particularly creative they can use the included building guide.  The possibilities of fun with Lincoln Logs and Tinkertoys are endless. 

Both Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs are available through K'NEX, Amazon, and retailers nationwide.

K'NEX can be found on InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest and YouTube.
Tinkertoy can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Lincoln Logs can be found on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

So who’s ready to win a set of their own? That’s right, K’NEX is sponsoring a giveaway for one lucky leader!

*Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs are not interchangeable.


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  1. Thanks for the Chsnce to win this awesome set. My step daughter would love playing with and building with these!

  2. My son would love these. They look so fun

  3. I'd love to win this to donate to our church's Christmas programs! We give to foster kids in our county and to family's who would otherwise not have Christmas. Thanks!

  4. My boy would love it if I won these. He loves building things. Thank you for the giveaway.


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