K’NEX Cosmic Twist Coaster & More, Plus a Giveaway!

K’NEX is a favorite name in our household. I’ve already reviewed K’NEX products before and was thrilled to share some of their latest and greatest toys. I was recently sent another fun box from K’NEX and to say my kids were excited is an understatement!

We received the K’NEX Cosmic Twist Coaster, the Monster Building Buddies, and four of the Wii Mario Kart character figurines.

The K’NEX Wii Mario Kart character figurines are a fun addition to the collection of K’NEX Nintendo toys. Each came wrapped individually and they can be taken apart into several pieces each and then put back together. For this reason, they should be kept out of reach of little ones as they can be a choking hazard. I did let my almost 3 year old, Joshua, play with them since he wanted to be included and I knew he wouldn’t put them in his mouth. Joshua loved putting them together and taking them apart and he likes to take them for rides in his little car.

The characters really look just like the real Nintendo guys. My only complaint is that they come apart a little too easily sometimes and we’ve already lost one or two of the pieces, like Bowser’s tail, as a result. As fun as they are to put together and take apart, I think it would have been better to make them in fewer pieces. Overall they’re still pretty neat.

The K’NEX Kid K’nex Monster Building Buddies has 23 pieces including rods, connectors, and personality parts like eyes, feet, and horns. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up and I think it’s pretty accurate. Joshua (age 2.5) wasn’t quite able to work the pieces yet, but my 5 year old daughter, Emily, enjoyed it.

The pieces are simple and there are 5 “monster” varieties you can make. Emily loved building her monster and she thought he was really cute. She named him “Cutie.” I don’t think she’s built all 5 varieties yet, but she has Cutie sitting on her dresser and loves him. At an ARP of $10.99, this is a perfect gift for boys or girls at a great price.

Then there’s the K’NEX Cosmic Twist Coaster. This was for Nathan, who will be turning 9 on Sunday. Nathan already has another K’NEX roller coaster set which he loves so he was extremely excited to get this kit.

Nathan & his dad put it together on a Sunday afternoon. The kit contains over 600 pieces, including over 19 feet of track. It took them about 3 hours to fully assemble it. Nate (Dad) said it would have taken them longer but he was already familiar with how K’NEX toys went together. Their verdict? A lot of cool fun. Nate thinks that the age 9 recommendation is pushing it a little; Nathan would not have been able to figure this out without the help of an adult. However this is a great toy for some father/son fun (or Mom too, if you’re so inclined.) It’s also super cool with it’s height of over 3.5 feet tall.

We’ve learned from previous experience that toddlers and K’NEX coasters do not mix. It ends up looking like Godzilla destroying the amusement park. So the guys put the set together in Nathan’s basement room where it would be safe. I’ll hear Nathan down there running his coaster and having a blast with it.

This coaster does require that you start it up again after the small coaster car runs the loops. The other K’NEX coaster Nathan had would continually run. Nathan said he wishes this one would keep going too but overall he really likes it. It also sometimes “catches” at the top of the chain that pulls the car up (you can see that in the second part of the video.) For the most part, this is brief and hasn’t been a big issue.
Check out the Cosmic Coaster in action!

My recommendation: The K’NEX Cosmic Coaster set is pretty great but keep in mind that kids under age 10 will need some help. That being said, I definitely recommend it for the builders/engineers – small or big – in your life. Even your hubby might like it. (I’m not sure who had more fun putting this together – my husband or my son!) It has an ARP of about $50 which, in my opinion, is reasonable considering what you get.

Buy It:
You can find the K’NEX Cosmic Coaster at Amazon for just $39.99.

 

Win It!

1 lucky winner will receive the K’nex Cosmic Coaster!

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Disclaimer: Thank you to the fabulous folks at K’NEX for the free products I was sent to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.

 

Erika
About the Author

Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.

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  1. I have a nephew who’s just the right age to enjoy this so I’d give it to him
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  2. My sons are huge fans of knex and legos. They would love to get one of these!

  3. EVA BIGGS
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    I would give this to my son!

  4. My son loves these. I am sure his sister would like it too.

  5. Patricia OBryan says:

    I would give this to my son, River if I win. He is 10 years old and autistic and he expresses himself through the things he builds.

  6. I’d give this to my nephew.

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  7. Spring Ross
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    My boys would love the KNEX. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. my nephew.

  9. my nephews
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  10. My nephew

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    This would be for my sons if I won.
    Thanks so much.

  12. Juli Guthrie
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    My sons (and myself) would share it! I used to have K’nex when I was a bit younger and wish I’d kept them! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Heather Garcia
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    I’m sure all my children would put this to use! Thanks!!

  14. Katherine Persons
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    I would give this to my son~

  15. My son would love this!

  16. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says:

    My nephew would absolutely love this!

  17. If I won, I would give this to my daughter

  18. I would give this to my daughter. she is becoming very interested in how things work and this looks like it would be fun for her.
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  19. Azslyn Cole
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    I would give this to my son he would love this =}

  20. Kristin SAwatzke says:

    Our whole family would love this!

  21. Sandy VanHoey
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    I would give it to my grandson

  22. I WOULD GIVE THIS TO MY SON, HIS BIRTHDAY IS REAL SOON!
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  23. morgan rayl
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    I son would most likely get it. If not him then my nephew.

  24. jodi lasher
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    I would give this to my daughter if i won.. Thanks for the chance

  25. Dianna Thomas
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    My Jess would love this– I probably would love it too

  26. Dianna Thomas
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  27. ronda peyton
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    my grandaughter

  28. Jennifer Hiles
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    I would give it to my daughter’s Ella and Lilli!

  29. My daughters would love this. They love building things.

  30. alsvegas
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    my 7 year old nephew david

  31. Joyce Mlinek
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    I would give it to one of my grandkids.

  32. Debbie jackson
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    my nephew ollie

  33. I’d give it to my daughter
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  34. My daughter!
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  35. Tammy Lynch Sigond says:

    my husband

  36. This would be for my grandson, he loves to build with Knex!

  37. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    I would give it to my boys :)
    Thank you!

  38. catherine c says:

    my nephew would love this!

  39. I would give this to my nephew!

  40. Stephanie V. says:

    would give to my little boy

  41. Michele Behlen says:

    I would give this to my grandson. He is only 6 but he does great with legos and his mom and dad would provide all the help he needs.

  42. Laurel Simmons
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    I would give it to my son. Thanks!!

  43. Mechele Johnson says:

    This would defineately be for my 6 year old son.

  44. Jackie Griebel
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    I would give this to my sons John and Josh if I won!

  45. my granddaughters

  46. I would give this to my son (and husband) if I won.

  47. Trung Nguyen
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    I’d give it to my nephew

  48. I would give this to my 2 boys they would love this and actually all the kids who come over would enjoy it too lol thank you for a great giveaway.

  49. Carrie Phelps
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    My grandsons.

  50. I’d give this to my oldest nephew. He’d LOVE it!
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  51. I would give this to my 7 year old son. He loves K’nex.

  52. Cynthia C
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    I would give it to my nephew

  53. Ashley Hatten
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    I would give this to my son! thanks!
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  54. I would give this to my 7 year old son!

  55. Michelle C says:

    This would be awesome for my son! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  56. Jessica Eaton Ledford
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    I’d give this to my daughter who would absolutely FLIP over it! I think I wanna play with it too, just looks so fun!

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  57. Sarah Shields says:

    I would give this to my husband and daughters. It sounds like something he would like to do and my younger one would really enjoy it after it was complete.

  58. Paula Tavernie says:

    My granson would really love this! Thank You!

  59. I would keep it here for the kids to play with.
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  60. Denise B.
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    I would give this to our son.

  61. Gloria Walshver
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    My grandson would get it.
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  62. I have 3 nephews, ages 3 through 7. The 7 year old absolutely LOVES knex. I have a fourth nephew on the way so this would be a great present for a wonderful big brother :)

  63. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would give this to my nephew.

  64. Kathy Davis
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    Would like to win this for my autistic student, Paul.

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  65. Rachel Grimes says:

    I would give this to my niece and nephew :)

  66. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would give this to my wonderful little grandson!

  67. I would give this to my daughter, she loves building, and construction toys!

  68. Diana Lynch says:

    My little guy would LOVE this!

  69. Lauren Garrett says:

    I would give this to my godson

  70. I would give this to nephew or grandson.

  71. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I would give it to my son. He would love,love,love it!

  72. I would give this to my middle daughter. She loves to build things!
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  73. My nephew would love this!

  74. I would love to win this for my son.

  75. I would give it to my son and he and my Dad would build it together, they did a similar coaster at Christmas and loved it. :)
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  76. Christina Oddy
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    my 6 year old son would love this!

  77. I would probably keep this for Bryce for when he is older. His dad would probably love it too! ;-)
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  78. My 3 year old is a Mario and building NUT!
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  79. susan hartman says:

    My Gogson Riley would love this.

  80. Alicia Zirjacks
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    This would be for my 6 year old son!

  81. I’d give this to my 4 and 5 year old boys…they’d go crazy over it!

  82. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith)
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    I would like to win this for my grandchildren
    thanks for the giveaway

  83. My kids!

  84. I would love to give this to my daughter!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make a Bow
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  85. mindy t
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    my sons would lovvvvve this! they are amazing with k’nex, but i haven’t gotten them any sets like this yet. how cool!

  86. Cujo
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    My son would love to receive this. I’d give it to him if I win. Thanks!

  87. Mary Somerville
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    This would be for my Boys!

  88. Trasina McGahey says:

    I would give this to my son if I won! He would love it!

  89. Tina Rath
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    My granddaughters would love this. They love to build and use their imaginations.
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  90. Dawn Walsh
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    I would love to win this for my grandson and his daddy

  91. Kathleen Downes
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    I would give this to my son.

  92. susan varney
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    my grandson mverno@roadrunner.com

  93. amy miller
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    My wonderful son!!!!

  94. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I”d give this to my 7 year old daughter.

  95. My little man of course.
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  96. Claudia
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    It would be for my son.

  97. I’d give this to my son
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  98. Clenna
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    I’d give it to my grandson, who loves building and creating.

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  99. sheila musselman askins says:

    love to give this to my grandson! thank you!

  100. Renski
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    I’d give this to my boys if I were to win.

  101. Rochel S says:

    My son would LOVE this!

  102. Sheryl
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    I would give it to my nephew.

  103. ashley dominguez
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    i would love this for my son he dont get alot

  104. Stacey B says:

    I’d give this to my son of course

  105. Douglas Houston says:

    I would give this to my 9 year old nephew, he has birthday coming up.

  106. Robin Quick
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    I would give it to my nephew for his birthday!

  107. Glenna Faccenetti says:

    I would give it to my son who has been wanting one.

  108. my grand son

  109. Kristen says:

    I’d give this to my sons.

  110. I would give to my BFF grandchildren, although dd would prob like to add to her old K’nex roller coaster set

  111. Nichole Gibson says:

    For my amazing daughter! She is getting into legos, and I know she would LOVE this!

  112. Nichole Gibson says:

    If I won, this would be for my amazing daughter! She is getting into legos, and I know she would LOVE this!

  113. Belinda Shaw says:

    My grandkids would really enjoy this!

  114. Rebecca Orr says:

    If I won, it would be for my son! Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  115. michelle says:

    would give to my daughters
    thanks!
    michellehall@mail.com

  116. Nicole Sender says:

    I would give this to my grandsons!

  117. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ says:

    I would love to win for my daughters

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  118. Ani G W says:

    I’d give it to my 8 yr old son.

  119. Eileen Burke says:

    My Son!

  120. evans s says:

    this would go to my son

  121. My son would absolutely love this!

  122. My girls love legos

  123. I would love to gift this to my little brother, he is the best brother in the whole world and he would love this! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  124. this would be for my grandson
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  125. I would give this to my kids

  126. Mackenzie Kahler says:

    Haven’t ventured too far into K’Nex with my 5yo son. Would love to. Thanks!

  127. I would give this to my youngest child. He loves k’nex!

  128. My son would really love this so I”d love to win

  129. I would give this to my grandson.

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  130. I would give this to my nephew

  131. Pamela Halligan
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    I would give this to my nephew.

  132. Danielle M says:

    I would give this to my daughter.

  133. jacqueline says:

    id give this to my son

  134. sara wood says:

    I would give this to my best friends son.

  135. Gretchen Gerth says:

    I would give this to my nephew, he would love it.

  136. for my nephew!

  137. Julie Lundstrom
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    I would love this for my son.

  138. lucas nelson says:

    i would give it to my nieces

  139. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/c form)
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    INeat giveaway. Thanks. If I won, this would be for my nephew’s son.

  140. My son–he would love this!
    Tam S.

  141. kirsten klink rodrigue
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    My nephew would love this! That’s who I would give this to.

  142. april yedinak says:

    my son

  143. Pauline M says:

    This is perfect for both of my kids!

  144. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

  145. Penny Kathleen says:

    I would give this to my son!

  146. Ross Hassel says:

    This would be for my 7 year old son and I.

  147. I would give it to my son.
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  148. would give this to our son who would have a ball with it!

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  150. Heather R says:

    I would love to give this to my daughter

  151. mary gardner says:

    my son

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  152. Believe it or not, I would give this to my fiance. He goes NUTS over tinker toys like this! He loves building things!

  153. Coriander Warren
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    This would go to my daughter who LOVE kinex!

  154. It’d go to my little cousin

  155. Kat Emerick says:

    My grandson would absolutely love it!
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  156. I’d love to give this to my son

  157. My son he loves legos and k’nex he would love this!

  158. Michelle Tucker says:

    Well I’d want to give it to one of my nephews, but I have a feeling my husband will grab it first.

  159. Ron L.
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    I would give this to my nephew

  160. My husband and son would both just LOVE this. Something they could do together :)

  161. jenn mcnary says:

    my 13 yr old son austin would love this!

  162. Jenniffer says:

    My son!

  163. Ashleigh Bailey says:

    I would give these to my two sons, ages 5 & 7. Family fun night!

  164. Kendra Gillilan says:

    a child in the hospital
    thanks

  165. Melanie Johnson says:

    I would give this to me….I mean my twins. :)

  166. shirley pebbles says:

    I would give this to my niece.

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  167. Laurie Brown says:

    my nephew would love this

  168. amanda roach
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    my nephew would go crazy over this.

  169. this would be a fabulous gift for mu son

  170. I’d save it for my kids.

  171. Barbara Hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!
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  172. Lily Kwan says:

    I would give this to my friend.

  173. Lisa M
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    My wonderful son!

  174. This would be for my 8 year old whose birthday is coming up and who really wants this

  175. Leah Shumack says:

    This would go to my daughter!

  176. I would give it to my Nephew

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  177. K Anne
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    I would like to give this to my 7 year old for his birthday in June!

  178. Jessica Hornibrook says:

    I wish I had seen this before the giveaway ended – my son isn’t quite old enough yet, but my husband is! ;}

  179. My grandson would love this!
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