K'Nex Cyborg with a plasma shooter

K’Nexpert Creative Competition Entry

My son was given a box of K’Nex to create a unique and imaginative model using only K’Nex to hopefully become a K’Nexpert.  K’Nex are running this competition for young builders to design and create a unique and imaginative model made entirely of K’Nex parts.  The four entry categories and prizes available are:

  • 6 – 8 years  Winning an  iPad®  mini and K’NEX
    Building Sets to the value of £150
  • 9 – 10 years  Winning an  iPad® mini and K’NEX
    Building Sets to the value of £150
  • 11 – 14 years  Winning an  iPad® mini and K’NEX
    Building Sets to the value of £150
  • Groups:
    Inc. school classes, clubs,
    Cub/Brownie groups
    Winning £1000 cash prize and K’NEX
    Building Sets to the value of £500

My son is entering the 6-8 years category.  This competition will be judged by David Church, of Royal British Legion Industries and Joe Smith, Chief Development Officer at K’Nex.  Both of which have a wealth of knowledge about using and building with K’Nex.

This competition is open from 27th June 2014 until 31st October 2014.  We were told we needed to submit a photo of our construction, along with a 200 word explanation of how my son came up with the idea and how many pieces were used.  My son could also submit a one minute video to show the design and the design process if he wanted but he decided against this.

My son’s entry and explanation of his K’Nex creation:

K'Nex cyborg with a robot minion.
K’Nex cyborg with a robot minion.


My cyborg with a plasma shooter with a minion that can laser you with his hands and has an x-ray eye!  The cyborg has a plasma gun that can plasma-fi you.  He can also have attachments for his hands.

His purpose if to dig for precious minerals because one day he wants to rule the world.

I made this out of 98 K’Nex pieces. I thought about how to make it and tried out a few ideas first. I clipped the pieces together to make a yellow rectangle using the long bits. I tried to make my model the same both sides (symmetrical) with the colours and different parts. I liked making the x-ray eye out of the blue round pieces to go on the top so he could see better. My cyborg fell apart to start with so I put in some extra pieces of K’Nex across the middle to make it stand up better. I made the plasma shooter and the hands of the minion stick out forwards so that they could laser any baddies more easily.

I really enjoyed making my cyborg and minion. I like rocks and precious minerals so I hope he finds some for me too.

                                                                    By S, aged 7 years

My son hopes that he will become a K’Nexpert!


Disclosure:  We were sent a box of K’Nex for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are honest and my own.



  • Jen Walshaw

    Great competition and great entry. Plasma guns are ace

  • Style Me Sunday

    That looks fab, hope he wins the comp it looks like a great prize.

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Good luck, I hope he wins! x

  • The 40 Year Old DG

    Good luck and I hope he wins the competition. They look like such a great thing to win xx

  • Good luck, that looks like a fab entry x x

  • Sylvia Fiolunka

    Good luck! It looks superb so I have you win! x

  • It’s a super entry. Good luck in the contest x

  • How odd was only looking at these the other day and good luck.x

  • What a great cyborg! I remember knex for my childhood it was great fun building. 🙂 x

  • Sharon

    Great competiton! Your son’s creation looks and sounds awesome! Good luck to him x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    This looks amazing, what good fun x

  • Kara

    We love KNex here – gets the kids imaginations flowing

  • Globalmouse

    Aw good luck to your son! I haven’t come across these before and it looks great!

  • New Mum Online

    Oh we have never used it but that looks like a winning entry. Formidable x

  • ah I think Wilf would love these, lots of luck to your son! x

  • Helen

    oh this brings back memories – playing with K’Nex & my son (now 17yrs!) I wonder if it is in the loft – would love to share this with his sister!

  • Construction sets are such a good way to encourage children to get creative and use their imaginations. Good luck with the competition!