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K’nex Raptor’s Revenge Roller Coaster Review and Giveaway

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My kids love K’nex, because they are so fun to build and use.  They are toys that provide challenging models to build and play with, and many times the models are motorized, like the Raptor’s Revenge Roller Coaster I received to review recently.


This kit is a challenging one, with over 600 parts including rods, connectors and track.  When it is finished it sends a green coaster car hurtling through over 19 feet of track.  My 15 year old son took on the challenge of putting this together, and he insisted on doing it all himself.  The instruction book is very detailed, with over 43 pages of diagrams!


We cleared off the kitchen table, and he spent about 2 hours working on it, spread out over the day.  The roller coaster car travels up to the top by conveyor belt, and then zooms down the track very fast.  Many times it needs a little push to get over the last loop, although it has gone over the loop on its own a few times (but never when I’ve had a camera on).  Check out our video!

My son has been spent another hour or so tinkering with the model, trying to get it run more consistently.  He has been modifying the supports, and trying this like adding extra weight to the car – which failed miserably.  He has learned quite a bit from trying different things and having them not work!


There are also instructions online at knex.com to build another roller coaster, Brink of Extinct.  I am sure my son will be building this one soon!

IMC Atlas Titan Building Set

I also received a Titanfall IMC Atlas Titan which we haven’t had time to put together yet.  My son plays Titanfall on the XBox, and he says this is his favorite Titan and includes the best weapon.  The Titanfall and other video game spin off models K’nex has are a great way to get kids who love video games into more imaginative play.

Thanks to K’nex one of my readers will win a Raptor’s Revenge coaster of their own!  This would make a wonderful Christmas present for kids ages 9 and up.  And adults love it too, everyone who has been over to my house in the past few days has seen the roller coaster, which is now on the dining room table, and wanted to make it go.  Enter to win in the Rafflecopter form below.

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Rules: Open to ages 18 and up, US only.  Giveaway ends 11/17/14.  Winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email and claim the prize.

By on November 6th, 2014

89 thoughts on “K’nex Raptor’s Revenge Roller Coaster Review and Giveaway”

  1. My eight year old son and I would have an absolute BLAST building the Crossfire Chaos set! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I LOVED K’nex as a kid – so cool to see that their sets are still around!

  2. I am going to get this for my son for Christmas. He loves building stuff and is obsessed with roller coasters, so I was excited to find it. I think that he will love it.

  3. I’m sure the kids here who this would be for, would choose “viper’s venom”.. probably because the name is so cool. But really any of them would be wonderful. This would keep them busy for hours

  4. I think the giant ferris wheel looks awesome! Knex are on the top of my son’s Christmas list – would love to win this for him!

  5. I would love to get the Sorcerer’s Eclipse Rollercoaster Building Set! I mean that would be so much FUN to put together? It would be a great family time for my family!


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