Monday, November 10, 2014

#Review K'nex 70 Model Building Set & Plant vs Zombies Pirate Seas Plank Walk Set



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It's that time of year again! Christmas is coming. If your kids are like mine they have an endless list of toys that they want. My son was so excited when he saw a big box in our living room.  When he opened it he could not wait to play with it.  I received the Plants vs. Zombies Plank Walk Set and 70 Model Building Set. 




My son, Aidan was building the Plant vs Zombies Pirate Seas Plank Walk Set and my daughter, Ashley the 70 Model Building Set.  Note these two toys contain small pieces that are not for children under 3 years of age.  I only allow my daughter to play when I am supervising her.  She is at that stage when she sees her brother playing with something she thinks its hers and she wants to play too. The K'nex building sets that I received are for children ages 7+. 

I like these two toys.  My son has ADHD and has problems concentrating. When he is playing with the K'nex building set its like a light turns on and he uses his imagination to build different things. My son was building the body of one of the zombies and he was having difficulty trying to snap them into place. He asked me for help and I couldn't snap them either.  Some parts are hard to put together.  When I gave it back to him he was finally able to snap them in place.  


Pros 
                                                                                            
good for small hands (motor skills)                                   
good for focus and concentration                                      
can be used with other K'nex building sets                      

Cons

small part not good for younger kids
some parts are hard to snap into place (zombie bodies)
some do not include a manual or are hard to follow/understand








Here is more information about these toys:



Plants V Zombies Plank Walk Set Item #53444
Defeat the zombies and save your brains...on the Pirate Seas!  This buildable replica of the Pirate Seas level in Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes special "rumble grid" action - turn on the battery-powered motor to make the zombies move down the rows towards the plants, just like they do in the game! Includes 1 Pirate Zombie figure, 1 Pirate Conehead Zombie figure and 1 Pirate Captain Zombie figure.  Battle the zombies with the 2 included plants: shoot coconut ammo from a Coconut Cannon or launch a cabbage with a Cabbage-pult.  Easy to follow building instructions included.  For ages 7+. Batteries not included.  Suggested Retail Price is $49.99.  Available at toysrus.com, and knex.com.

70 Model Building Set Item #13419
Build anything you can imagine with the 70 Model Building Set!  Includes instructions/ideas for 70 unique models using all Classic K'NEX pieces.  Build cars, planes, sea creatures, and more.  Loaded with over 700 K'NEX rods and connectors!  Parts can be stored in the convenient storage treasure chest.  Perfect for builders ages 7+.  Made in the U.S.A.  Suggested Retail Price is $34.99.  Available at toysrus.com,  walmart.com and knex.com.

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27 comments:

  1. My boys would love the Plants vs Zombies. K'Nex are fun for the whole family, my husband and I also enjoy creating with them.

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  2. My kids haven't discovered K'NEX yet, but they look like fun. My kids happen to be really into zombies right now too. :)

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  3. My son loves things that he has to concentrate on, especially building things!

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  4. My husband would love the plants vs zombies!

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  5. Those look like a lot of fun. My son and hubby would love both of those sets. My son has a different PvsZ set that he loves and this one that you have would be good for Christmas.

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  6. I have someone on my Christmas list that this would be perfect for! KNex gets more and more creative, love this!

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  7. My son has the Plants vs Zombies on his list-he LOVES them! http://www.parentinghealthy.com/

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  8. My kids are too young for this one but I know one of my nephews would LOVE it. Totally his type of thing. I took a peek at their website and this is something my daughter would love: http://www.knex.com/shop/17259/shady-pine-homestead/ I may just have to add it to her Christmas list!

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  9. My son LOVES to build anything. I know he's love that Plants v Zombies one. He has a few on his Christmas list, as well

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  10. We love K'Nex. They're a great way to learn engineering as well as architecture. We love the roller coaster set we received recently.

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  11. My kids love to build but really appreciate the opportunity to create their own structures, rather than have one set plan. These look like a great toy for creative play.

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  12. These look really neat. I am sure my kids would go crazy insane building things from these!

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  13. I remember when my children were that young. My daughter would have passed my son would have loved it.

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  14. My kids both love building sets and Plants vs Zombies. Definitely adding this to the holiday shopping list!

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  15. That looks like a ton of fun, we had so many of these last year.. They are awesome.

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  16. These sound fun! I know my kids would love them.

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  17. My boys would go nuts over the Plants Vs. Zombies K'Nex. That's one of their favorite games to play on my ipad. We have one K"nex set and they really like it. Great to keep in mind for Christmas.

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  18. My son would love the Plants vs Zombies K'Nex but I literally can't take small pieces so I am the mean parent that doesn't allow any toys with small pieces.

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  19. My five year old would have a blast with those! He would definitely need a lot of help, too.

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  20. My kids love K'Nex and I'm sure they would have a blast with the Plants vs Zombies. Great idea to remember for Christmas!

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  21. What kid wouldn't have fun with these sets? It looks like yours are having a wonderful time with these toys.

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  22. Much as my son loves building things, I know he'd enjoy the K'Nex. Fantastic review!

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  23. I saw this set the other day and thought it was pretty darn cool. Knex makes some great play sets!

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  24. That is a really cool toy. My daughter and nephew would love that.

    Michelle F.

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  25. My daughter had a set of Kinex for a while, but like you she found some parts really hard to either connect or take apart. That said, she still loves them, despite being almost 9 and plays with them almost as much as she plays with some of her other favorite toys. I'm thinking about getting a set for my granddaughter because she covets everything connectable and I think these would be better suited for her than some of the other connectables I've seen.

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  26. These are fun! My son would love the Plant vs Zombies. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. My kids LOVE K'Nex. I don't have this set, though. Might need to add it to their Christmas list.

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