Giant K’NEX Building Sets For The Future Architect

Building sets have come a long way since Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs. Over 25 years ago, K’NEX came onto the scene and established itself as a building system like no other. Fans of the classic building sets from their childhoods will enjoy this modern take on construction. Colorful collections of basic rods, connectors, and bricks allow children and adults to create engineering marvels. The interlocking pieces are strong, resulting in sturdy creations that hold together well. Small motors add movement to your finished pieces. Roller coasters with moving cars, ferris wheels that spin, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower are all possible.

K’NEX fosters a young builder’s curiosity and develops STEAM and STEM skills in children. Children learn problem-solving skills and experience the thrill of completing a project. K’NEX encourages critical thinking, creativity, and hands-on learning. And these kits aren’t just for children. They grow with a youngster to adulthood. Engineering teams compete for the Guinness Book of World Records title for the largest K’NEX sculpture.

Let your inner engineer loose with these giant K’NEX kits. This list is mostly inspired by amusement park rides with several thrilling roller coasters and ferris wheels. You don’t have to follow the instructions, though. Pieces can be connected in dozens of ways for an endless array of creations.

K’NEX rods and connectors are made at a landfill-free, zero-waste green manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. And these sets are called giant because the finished projects stand as tall as, or taller than, some of the kids who build them. Some of these projects are over six feet tall!

There are going to be a few more snow days this winter and a K’NEX set is the perfect way to spend an afternoon indoors, on your own or as a family. Clear some space on the living room floor for one of these giant K’NEX sets. You are only limited by your imagination.

K'NEX Thrill Rides - 6' Ferris Wheel Building Set

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  • Set comes with 8550 classic K'NEX pieces to build your very own coaster.
  • Set includes a battery-powered motor that gives life to the K’NEX pieces. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included.
  • Set comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual. Ideal for kids 9 and up.
  • STEAMagination – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) with a child’s curiosity and creativity. It powers the fun of each K’NEX set.
  • K’NEX Thrill Rides allows each child to build bigger models that move to create an amusement park right in their home!

Relive the excitement of the amusement park! This motorized six-foot ferris wheel is made from 8,500 colorful pieces and has a plug-in motor with AC adaptor to make it spin.

K'NEX Thrill Rides – Sky Sprinter Roller Coaster Building Set – 797 Pieces – Ages 9+ Construction Educational Toy

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  • ENDLESS BUILDING POSSIBILITIES – Build your own Sky Sprinter Roller Coaster that stands more than seven feet high! This is the tallest roller coaster K’NEX has ever made. Builders can also create an exclusive second roller coaster for added fun.
  • 797 ASSORTED PIECES – The K’NEX Thrill Rides Building Set includes 797 classic parts with vibrant colors and premium-quality construction. The package includes K’NEX rods, connectors, and a track for builders to create and enjoy a sky sprinter roller coaster. Packaging may vary.
  • INCLUDES INSTRUCTION SHEETS – This building set comes with an instruction manual that provides step-by-step images to build the Sky Sprinter Roller Coaster. Additional building instructions can be found online for a second roller coaster, Cloud Bender.
  • INCLUDES A MOTORIZED LAUNCHER – Each K’NEX Sky Sprinter Roller Coaster Building Set includes a motorized launcher to operate the roller coaster. Introduce your kids to the art of building, creating and the enjoyment of seeing their own creations come to life.
  • STEAMagination: It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.

Imagine the thrill of building your own roller coaster. The Sky Sprinter Roller Coaster from K’NEX Thrill Rides is built from nearly 800 pieces. A motorized launcher (batteries not included) moves the coaster car along the track. The completed coaster stands at seven feet tall, making this one of the largest projects K’NEX has made.

K'NEX Thrill Rides-Kraken's Revenge Roller Coaster Building Set-Ages 9+ -Engineering Education Toy

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  • Set comes with 568 classic K'NEX pieces to build your very own coaster.
  • Set includes a battery-powered motor that gives life to the K’NEX pieces. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included.
  • Set comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual. Ideal for kids 9 and up.
  • STEAMagination – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) with a child’s curiosity and creativity. It powers the fun of each K’NEX set.
  • Broken Part? missing Part? call us at 1-800-kid-knex. We’d be happy to help! packaging may vary.

Get ready for deep-see adventure! Kraken’s Revenge is a sea monster themed roller coaster in the K’NEX Thrill Rides series. At nearly three feet tall, it’s made from over 550 pieces and has a motorized launcher (two AA batteries required and not included).

K'NEX Thrill Rides Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Building Set

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  • OVER 575 CLASSIC PIECES - The K'NEX Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Building Set contains more than 575 classic parts that connect easily to let your child build a coaster as high as 4 feet!
  • ROCKETSHIP-INSPIRED COASTER CAR - The K'NEX Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Building Set includes a coaster car with a rocketship-inspired design that's guaranteed to launch his imagination and complete his outer space adventure!
  • EXCITING STOMP LAUNCHER - This Thrill Rides set introduces a unique stomp launcher mechanism! The rocketship car powers up and accelerates by stomping the launcher. Watch the coaster as it passes over the loops and hills!
  • PLANET-THEMED GRAPHICS - Fulfill your child's dreams space adventure with this building set that features planet-themed graphics! Let your kid experience out-of-this-world thrills and have hours of heart-pounding fun with this set!
  • STEAMagination -   It's the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child's natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K'NEX building set.  Building with K'NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.

Prepare for blast off! The K’NEX Thrill Rides Lunar Launch Roller Coaster uses over 500 pieces to build a roller coaster up to four feet tall. It includes a stomp launcher to propel a spaceship-themed coaster car.

K’NEX Education – Amusement Park Experience Set – 2264 Pieces – Ages 10+ – Engineering Educational Toy

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  • BUILDS 13 AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES – Students can make 13 different classic amusement park rides with over 2,200 parts and pieces in this building set. Construct and create different models with this set, including roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, and other thrilling rides.
  • FOR AGES 10 AND UP – Ideal for students in grades 5 to 9, this brightly-colored set not only offers enjoyment, but also enhances children’s skills. Middle school students will benefit from its complex yet easy-to-understand layout and intermediate difficulty. This set also promotes working in teams of between 6 to 8 students – perfect for classroom settings.
  • INSTRUCTION MANUAL INCLUDED – This K’NEX toy set includes building instructions and an extensive Teacher’s Guide. It promotes critical thinking, manual learning, and mechanical understanding for children.
  • WITH 2,264 K’NEX PARTS – The Amusement Park Experience Set comes with 2,264 K’NEX parts and pieces packaged in three convenient storage bins. Each unique part is brightly colored and is made of a durable, non-toxic plastic.
  • STEAMagination – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.

The Amusement Park Experience set has over 2,000 pieces for building up to 13 different theme park rides. And that’s just with the instruction booklet. Your imagination can lead you to so many more creations. From the K’NEX Education series, this set is great for teachers and others who manage large groups of children, as each project is ideal for several people to work on together. And all the pieces fit into three sturdy boxes, included, for easy storage.

K’NEX Education – Real Bridge Building Set – 2304 Pieces – Ages 10+ Construction Educational Toy

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  • BUILD 7 BIG BRIDGES – Enjoy building 7 famous bridges with this construction education kit! With more than 2,000 colorful pieces, builders can construct the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and more. Unleash your children’s creativity and ingenuity as they make a wide variety of scale models with this entertaining set.
  • 2,304 PIECES TO BUILD WITH – The Real Bridge Building Set contains over 2,000 assorted colored pieces and parts. These durable plastic parts are the perfect toys for children who enjoy games and learning. This K’NEX Education set supports 6 to 8 children working in teams. It also makes a great learning tool for 5th to 9th grade students.
  • HANDS-ON LEARNING – Children will get the chance to build, investigate, and discuss the history, function, structural design, geometry, and strength of bridges with this set. K’NEX Education offers entertaining and valuable learning experiences for its builders as they build scale models of Scotland’s Firth of Forth Bridge and the United Kingdom’s Tower Bridge.
  • TWO STORAGE TRAYS – There’s no need to worry about scattered pieces on the floor – after playtime, you and your kids can conveniently store this K’NEX set in the storage trays included in the package. You also receive a comprehensive instruction manual with each purchase of the Real Bridge Building Set.
  • STEAMagination – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.

With the K’NEX Education Real Bridge Building Set, build seven world-famous bridges with more than 2,000 pieces. Projects include San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Scotland’s Firth of Forth Bridge, and London’s Tower Bridge. As part of the Education series, each bridge can be worked on by four or five people at once. The set comes in a sturdy plastic storage bin.

K’NEX Thrill Rides – Big Ball Factory Building Set – 3152 Pieces – Ages 12+ Engineering Educational Toy

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  • WITH 3,152 ASSORTED PIECES - The Big Ball Factory Building Set by K'NEX contains over 3,000 classic pieces to build structures on your own. This educational toy encourages your children to play and work at the same time, learning to find and fix structural problems. It's real-world engineering experience with instant rewards! Packaging may vary.
  • BATTERY-POWERED - Marvel at this classic construction set, now updated with motor control! Just turn on the fully built model and watch as the balls travel down five different paths. The battery-powered automation means that difficult hand-cranking is a thing of the past.
  • TWO-IN-ONE MODEL - This building set, marking its 20th anniversary, returns along with another nostalgic model that can be built from the same set-the Ferris wheel! Your children can build an entire theme park at home. Models can be built one at a time.
  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS - Step-by-step instructions are included in the package.
  • STEAMagination - It's the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child's natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K'NEX building set. Building with K'NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.

The Thrill Rides Big Ball Factory has been in the K’NEX vault for 20 years but now it’s back. Over 3,000 pieces are used build the Big Ball Factory that stand about four feet tall. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this kit, it can also construct several theme park rides. It comes with a motorized chain lift and two cars.

K'NEX Thrill Rides – Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set with Ride It! App – 809Piece – Ages 9+ Building Set

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  • CLASSIC THRILL RIDES EXPERIENCE – Build it! using the 809 K'NEX parts and pieces, plus MOTOR, to build an amazing coaster. Set includes coaster track, coaster car and tech robot themed graphics
  • A NEW WAY TO INTERACT – Once done building, download the FREE K'NEX Ride It! app to ride the Bionic Blast in virtual reality or digitally build the roller coaster of your dreams!
  • VR viewer included – ride Bionic blast in virtual reality with the included cardboard VR viewer

For a new K’NEX experience, try the Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Roller Coaster with the Ride It! app. Use 800 pieces, battery-operated motor, coaster track, and a coaster car to construct this roller coaster. Then download the K’NEX Ride It! app and use the VR viewer to ride the Bionic Blast in virtual reality.

K'NEX Thrill Rides Double Ferris Wheel

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The K’NEX Thrill Rides Double Ferris Wheel is double the fun, with 850 pieces and two motors that create two side-by-side ferris wheels that stand over three feet tall.

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