Disclosure- This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Sverve, K’NEX®, and Walmart but all opinions are my own.
You probably saw in my post about my family’s holiday traditions that I was attending the Chosen by Kids (#ChoosenByKids) event at Walmart to check out all the hottest new toys for this holiday season. They had toys for all different ages for children to test out.The ones that struck my eye were the K’NEX® Roller Coaster Building Sets. At the store they had a Super Sonic Swirl Coaster Set. It wasn’t assembled but I did get to see the parts it included and the instructions.
I knew my girls (and my 39 year old child aka my husband) would love to build any one of the 3 K’NEX® roller coaster building sets. They didn’t have any for purchase in the first store that I went to but thankfully I found the Star Shooter Roller Coaster at another Walmart a few days later.
The K’NEX® Star Shooter Coaster is a roller coaster set that children age 7 and up can assemble themselves. It is motorized and includes a battery powered car that goes around the track. When full constructed it reaches over 3 feet high! There are 3 roller coaster building sets to assemble in this collection- Star Shooter Roller Coaster, Super Sonic Swirl, and Amazin 8 Roller Coaster. All 3 sets look like so much fun and I was excited to find a Star Shooter Roller Coaster Set!
The Star Shooter Coaster is motorized for exciting performance that sends the car up the chain lift and spiraling through the track! This set comes with 434 parts, primarily rods & connectors, to build a K’NEX® thrill ride! It is recommended for builders ages 7+ and requires 2 “AA” batteries which are not included. Make sure to grab a package of batteries while at Walmart so your child can play with this fun set right away.
The set says ages 7+ but I think it is better for older children. My husband and 11 year old daughter started to put it together but my husband had to join in to help her a little which is great for some fun family time. This set helps spatially because you have to make sure each piece isn’t just connected to the correct other pieces but they have to be all going in the right direction, too. It is a challenge but one that is fun to do together.
This is how far they got after about an hour:
We ran out of time before the deadline for this post but we’re planning on getting the set finished this weekend. We can’t wait to see how it turns out. It would make a great gift for any K’NEX® fan so check it out!
What is your favorite toy this holiday season?