questionspoll: k'nex or legos?

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Have you seen the new K'nex sets? I bought a set for my young cousin for christmas. All the kids (my brother and myself included) had a good time with them. They have really changed since I was a kid. When I was a kid, we had just the K'nex. Now they have 2 different sizes (diameters) and interlinks between them, which is pretty cool. They also have Lego like block pieces now as well that you can also interconnect the sticks with.

So anyway, I grew up with K'nex and in my opinion, are a better value (plus you can build some pretty sweet stuff even with basic kits). K'nex is my vote.

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Legos are great for building and using your imagination but if you are an action type, the K'Nex seem to have the better sets. We still have two of the K'nex roller coaster sets and the boys have fun modifying the track to cause crashes.

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I really like both of them and so does my son. They both offer creativity which is something I think is so important for children (and adults!) The only thing about K'nex is the fact that it is so easy to loose parts. We got him the rollercoaster last Christmas and it took 1/2 a day to put it together - he played with it and then the kitten got to it! I put everything in zip-lock bags but I know we had to of lost some pieces. I guess K'nex are a one shot deal at our house! Has anyone else had a problem with loosing some of the tiny pieces?

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There can be only legos.

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maybe i'm showing my age here but i don't remember having k'nex around when i was a kid. however since i was playing with dolls or helping with the farm work most of the time, i might not have noticed if they did exist. i remember tinkertoys, does that count?

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Legos4Lyfe. K'nex seem too pricey and the parts more likely to get lost to me.

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@inkycatz: ...but i wanted to write Legos4Lyfe....you beat me to it...well played inkycats. well played.

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Just curious, a couple people have written about losing the pieces... there are small knex pieces, but there are also very small Lego pieces too.

You do get pretty rad characters with Legos though. When K'nex was trying to be cool with characters, they looked like weird tall robots, not as cool as Legomen.

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Legos hands down, Construx and Pop-oids would be a close second.

Funny you posted this today, but check this out. These adapter let you mix and match when you create (even tinker toys and lincoln logs):

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/03/endless-possibilities-universal-construc.php

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legos hands down. K'nex could do more mechanical or complex things, but legos could/can do ANYTHING.

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no self-respecting 8 year old aspiring architect or engineer of yesteryear would even post such a question. legos. god.

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I have to agree with @moosezilla: I had Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs as a child. My kids pretty much grew up with Legos(or cheap knock-offs) and were too grown up when K'Nex came around.

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legos, but I gotta say when I step on a K'nex in my sons dark room, they don't hurt as much

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Legos are awesome enough that someone created this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Badass-LEGO-Guns-Building-Instructions/dp/1593272847

and there's a video if you scroll down