Thanks to K’NEX for sponsoring this post.
Finding the perfect gift for tween boys can be tricky. My boys have always loved to build things so we focus on building toys for this age.
One of their current favorites is the K’NEX Wild Whiplash set. This set lets you create a WORKING motorized roller coaster that stands over 2 1/2 feet high.
Not only is this so much fun to build but it is also a blast for kids to play with once it is put together.
It’s like bringing the amusement park home with you . . . without the motion sickness!
My ten year old is incredibly hard to shop for. He’s outgrown pretend play toys, isn’t into most sports, and has a quirky sense of humor. Sometimes I miss the days when I could just go out and buy any set of blocks and he’d be thrilled.
The other day, his asthma was acting up and he was home for school so I pulled out the K’NEX Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster set to cheer him up.
It was a hit!
I like to give my kids a chance to work on their problem-solving skills by working through projects on their own as often as I can. This set had easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that were perfect for him. They were challenging, but not so overwhelming that he couldn’t do it.
My husband stepped in to help a few times, when he needed help with a few trickier tasks. I think he likely could have done the whole thing by himself, he just wanted a bit of moral support.
From start to finish, this took several hours to put together.
It would have gone faster if he’d had more help or could have been dragged out a bit longer if he did it completely on his own.
I liked that he had to work at it a bit. This ended up being a great way to spend the afternoon and he was so proud of himself when he was done.
We have the set put together now and my kids are still having a blast watching the roller coaster car whip around the track.
This is geared towards kids between the ages of 9 and 12. Younger kids could do it with a bit of help and many young teens would still get into this (my 13 year old thought it was awesome). The K’NEX Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster is an exclusive at Walmart and sells for $32.97.
I suspect the K’NEX Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster will be a huge hit this holiday season. With multiple ways to play and an affordable price, any tween would love this!