AGES 9 & UP
What It IsKids can build one of the "coolest" new building sets from K'NEX—the Sonic Blizzard Coaster. This all-new thrill ride building set combines motorized roller coaster excitement with exhilarating head-to-head racing. This set includes 1,138 pieces, including colorful K'NEX parts, a motor, battery-powered speakers (for use with any iPod/MP3 player—kids can add their own soundtrack to the ride!), two light-up coaster cars, and more than 32 feet of track. Simply follow the color-coded instructions to build this exciting dueling roller coaster that stands more than 3.5 feet high. Once complete, switch the motor on to bring the model to life. The motorized chain lift quickly carries opposing cars on separate tracks to the top. Each coaster car features red and blue lights that blink when in motion. As they crest the peak, both cars accelerate through opposing tracks that are full of twists, turns, and loops in a race to the finish. Instructions for a second dynamic model are available at www.knex.com. The Sonic Blizzard Coaster requires two AA and two AAA batteries.
Building their own mini amusement park ride is exciting for kids and leaves them with a sense of accomplishment when it's finished. This set is great for budding engineers.