View Full Version : I'm still playing with k'nex
August 9th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Hey ppl, I hope this is the right place to put this;
The last month i've been busy at building a k'nex tower. I had lots of failed attempts, not big enough towers and irritating wind speeds.
I even had to break down my constructions i use to store dvd cases and such...
though I managed to build a tower that's 9m 38 cm tall (or 30.8 ft)
I got a vid about it on youtube (and about my other attempts) but i'm not sure can i link it here XD
enyhow, does eny of you still play with k'nex and what do you like to build?
August 10th, 2009, 10:41 AM
I remember having a six foot looping rollercoaster back when I was little, but the thing I hate about those is once you lose a piece sometimes you can't rebuild the whole thing and you have to throw out the entire set. After that day of loosing the piece, I stopped playing with Knex or any other thing that look just like it forever.
August 10th, 2009, 11:42 AM
when u get more sets/boxes, you get more of the same pieces, so at some point, it doesn't matter if you break one or two..
I got plenty of broken pieces, but that can be used a bit still XD
enyhow, one broken piece shouldn't make you throw it away, you can even send it to the makers to get a new piece
August 10th, 2009, 11:45 AM
I build guns of of knex. >=D
But, really, they do kind of work, and are quite fun to design.
http://www.instructables.com, there's tons here.
August 10th, 2009, 12:11 PM
I don't realy like the k'nex-guns
give me an inventious ball machine or huge tower or something XD
and btw, i got 2 instructables on that website, one for my tower and one for a dvd case/rack
now i'm trying to build a huge ferris wheel - to break the 4m one i found on youtube - but i'm afraid I'm a bit short on pieces, so i'll have to make a model with less spokes and alike... but not giving up yet
August 10th, 2009, 12:12 PM
I have a set of K-Nex that you can build a T-Rex out of. There's a motor as well, so it actually walks around and stuff. =D I think my younger brother's abducted it though...
August 10th, 2009, 12:14 PM
it's to bad they tried so meny new things lately and are dissapearing, it's hard at getting new pieces
and all the micro-kid-etc k'nex is crap
August 10th, 2009, 5:38 PM
I never owned knex, but I made a tiny car out of them from a friend's pieces. It didn't roll very well.
I was always more of a lego person.
August 10th, 2009, 5:48 PM
...hmm in sciance class we had to build a roller coaster out of knex.... was kinda stupid ..and my team has just buil themselfs a coaster out of lego duplo that is.... they were allot easyer to built with :)
August 10th, 2009, 6:09 PM
Never mostly cause when i was little my parents never bought me stuff except for my birthday i had to buy all my games with birthday money but now that im older I don't think i will buy it