STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set Review (K'NEX)

STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set
What It Is

The K'NEX STEM Exploration Swing Ride Building Set is a 486-piece building set that includes a motor to make your structures move. This Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math oriented set encourages STEM learning that focuses on three building experiments that your growing child can watch come to life. Instructions are included so kids can build, take apart, and rebuild their creations. While the theme in this piece is a swing ride, kids can craft their own unique creations from the wildest recesses of their imaginations for a new experience every time. 

Is It Fun?

An acronym for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math education, STEM toys utilize these skills by making children think about the big picture and what specific steps they'll have to take in order to complete a project. The Swing Ride's experiments can be lots of fun and really focus in on the learning aspect of this awesome toy. Building the structures themselves is a creative and hands-on way to play. The added bonus of the motor is especially exciting as kids will love seeing their structures in motion. If they want to think outside the box, kids can craft other cool objects (mobile or immobile) that cater to whatever visions they have in their mind's eye.

Who It’s For

The K'NEX STEM Exploration Swing Ride Building Set is for ages 8 and up and is perfect for anyone interested in construction or model making. Many of the building blocks that make up a child's imagination, motor skills, and critical thinking are incorporated into this unique, motorized construction set. K'NEX fans will also find a plethora of new and exciting things to create as they will be combining this with any other sets they own.

What To Be Aware Of

Encouraging imagination and blossoming key skill developments, the K'NEX STEM Exploration Swing Ride Building Set contains 486 parts and a motor that requires two AA batteries, which are not included. Instructions for the swing ride are included but instructions for building the set's other possible structures can be downloaded at for more constructing fun. The STEM Exploration Swing Ride set can also be combined with many other K'NEX building sets for even bigger and better option. Other K'NEX sets are sold separately. 

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AA batteries required