10 Best Knex Roller Coasters 2021

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K'NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set – ⭐ Best Overall Knex Roller Coaster

77078 by K'NEX

  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.3 x 2.3 inches
  • Warranty: 90 day warranty against manufacturer defects
K'NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set
  • 546 ASSORTED PIECES –This K’NEX Education set includes 546 parts, plus a battery-powered motor, for a single child or a team of two to three children building a working roller coaster. Two additional models are also included in this set — a ramp and a half-pipe — which can be built one at a time. The set requires two AA batteries, which are not included.
  • OFFERS HANDS-ON LEARNING – K’NEX Education models offer proactive opportunities for introducing children to scientific inquiry, investigation, and experimentation. Inquiry-based lessons challenge young learners as they build, investigate, problem-solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action.
  • EXPERIMENT GUIDE – Once a ride is built, an activity booklet guides learners through three hands-on, inquiry-based experiments. This experiment guide aligns with the national STEM standards and is designed for grades 5‒9. Students will learn about the relationships between time, distance, speed, and more!
  • PROMOTES TEAMWORK – This educational engineering set is more fun when constructed with friends. One to three kids can put their heads together and figure out the structure, exchanging ideas as they tinker with the bits and parts, and solving the model faster through teamwork. They’ll build camaraderie and develop social skills as they play.
  • STEAMagination: It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • LESSON PLANS AND EXPERIMENTS: All K’NEX Education sets come with either a comprehensive guide for teachers or an experiment guide for student-led learning. All lesson plans and experiment guides are written by expert educators and feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects that engage students in today’s busy classroom.
  • ALIGNED TO NATIONAL STANDARDS: K’NEX Education teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
  • REAL WORLD LEARNING: Study after study reveals that students have more success learning STEM subjects through activities related to the real world rather than reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. K’NEX Education sets allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions and through the lesson plans and experiments, gain a concrete understanding of the principles that make them work.

K'NEX Thrill Rides

15406 by K'NEX

  • Weight: 1.37 pounds
  • Dimensions: 15 x 2 x 11 inches
  • Warranty: 30 day warranty against manufacturer defects
K'NEX Thrill Rides
  • HOUR-HAND INSPIRED ROLLER COASTER – K’NEX Clock Work Roller Coaster Building Set is a motorized coaster car toy that brings the exhilarating amusement park experience to your home. The hour hand lifts the car upward on the 2.6-feet-high track and lets it go once it reaches the summit, racing through the twists and turns as it roars to life. This roller coaster building set provides endless hours of fun and works well with other K’NEX toys
  • QUALITY PARTS – This K’NEX toy set contains 305 K’NEX parts. It includes rods, connectors, a roller coaster track, a red coaster car, and a motor. These pieces connect together to create a fun and engaging roller coaster ride. The roller coaster requires 2 AA batteries to operate (batteries not included).
  • FULLY-FUNCTIONAL SET – The Clock Work Roller Coaster Building Set is fully functional and recreates a real roller coaster. It captures the thrilling kinetic charm of the sky-high amusement park ride for children’s enjoyment. The coaster car moves up and down the tracks with amazing ease, giving kids a sense of satisfaction after hours of construction. Kids can build an exciting living room attraction or turn their room into a colorful theme park.
  • FOR CHILDREN AGES 7+ – Ideal for children ages 7 and up, this engrossing and brightly colored set not only offers enjoyment but also enhances children’s skills. Children will benefit from its complex yet easy-to-understand layout, challenging their minds and hands at an intermediate level of difficulty.
  • STEAMagination: It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • THRILL OF THE BUILD: K’NEX Thrill Rides allows each child to build bigger models that move to create an amusement park right in their home! Using the included parts and pieces, each K’NEX Thrill Rides building set you can build a massive roller coaster, a majestic spinning Ferris Wheel and more – the heart pounding fun is only limited by your imagination. Packaging may vary.
  • DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS: K’NEX supports key areas of a child’s developmental growth. As they click the different parts together and discover how the building system works, they’re strengthening hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, spatial awareness and exercising their imagination!
  • PARTS GUARANTEE: Broken part? Missing part? If you find yourself in need of a replacement for any reason, just give us a call! We’ll get you what you need so that your child can get back to building as soon as possible.

K'NEX Dragon's Revenge Thrill Coaster – 💲 Best Budget Knex Roller Coaster

34043 by K'NEX

  • Release date: 07/12/2019
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Dimensions: 17 x 2.8 x 14 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.
K'NEX Dragon's Revenge Thrill Coaster
  • Build it: build a working roller coaster featuring a burnt-out tower, drawbridge entrance, and ferocious Dragon with flapping wings! Perfect for builders ages 7 and up
  • Motorized chain lift: a battery-powered motor is included to run the chain lift and propel the car thru epic twists and turns in the ultimate Battle for survival
  • Light-up coaster car: turn off the lights and experience This awesome roller coaster toy in a whole new way!
  • K'nex rods and connectors are responsibly made in America at a landfill-free, zero-waste green manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
  • Broken part? Missing part? If you find yourself in need of a replacement for any reason, just give us a call!

K'NEX Thrill Rides-Kraken's Revenge Roller Coaster Building Set-Ages 9+

17616 by K'NEX

  • Release date: 10/10/2017
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 14 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects
K'NEX Thrill Rides-Kraken's Revenge Roller Coaster Building Set-Ages 9+
  • Set comes with 568 classic K'NEX pieces to build your very own coaster.
  • Set includes a battery-powered motor that gives life to the K’NEX pieces. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included.
  • Set comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual. Ideal for kids 9 and up.
  • STEAMagination – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) with a child’s curiosity and creativity. It powers the fun of each K’NEX set.
  • Broken Part? missing Part? call us at 1-800-kid-knex. We’d be happy to help! packaging may vary.

K'NEX Thrill Rides

34048 by K'NEX

  • Release date: 07/01/2018
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 21 x 3 x 14 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects
K'NEX Thrill Rides
  • CLASSIC THRILL RIDES EXPERIENCE – Build it! using the 809 K'NEX parts and pieces, plus MOTOR, to build an amazing coaster. Set includes coaster track, coaster car and tech robot themed graphics
  • A NEW WAY TO INTERACT – Once done building, download the FREE K'NEX Ride It! app to ride the Bionic Blast in virtual reality or digitally build the roller coaster of your dreams!
  • VR viewer included – ride Bionic blast in virtual reality with the included cardboard VR viewer

K'NEX Thrill Rides

45717 by K'NEX

  • Release date: 04/12/2017
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Weight: 2.59 pounds
  • Dimensions: 21 x 3 x 14 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects
K'NEX Thrill Rides
  • OVER 430 PARTS AND PIECES – The K’NEX Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set contains over 430 brightly colored parts and pieces. The rods and connectors can be easily joined up for a coaster that stands 2.5 feet high.
  • GLOW-IN-THE-DARK TRACK – Unleash your children’s creativity with the K’NEX Web Weaver Coaster Set. It features glow-in-the-dark pieces, allowing builders to play at night and experience a different kind of fun.
  • AIR-POWERED MOTORIZED COASTER CAR – The K’NEX Web Weaver Building includes an air-powered car that requires batteries. The battery-powered motor of the coaster lets it travel at record speeds for horizontal and vertical thrills.
  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS – The K’NEX Web Weaver Building has step-by-step, color-coded instructions for building a gigantic coaster that will astound your kid. Head over to knex.com to download instructions for a second roller coaster model!
  • STEAMagination –   It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set.  Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • THRILL OF THE BUILD –  K’NEX Thrill Rides allows each child to build bigger models that move to create an amusement park right in their home!  Using the included parts and pieces, each K’NEX Thrill Rides building set you can build a massive roller coaster, a majestic spinning Ferris Wheel and more – the heart pounding fun is only limited by your imagination.
  • DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS –  K’NEX supports key areas of a child’s developmental growth.  As they click the different parts together and discover how the building system works, they’re strengthening hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, spatial awareness and exercising their imagination!
  • PARTS GUARANTEE –  Broken part?  Missing part?  If you find yourself in need of a replacement for any reason, just give us a call!  We’ll get you what you need so that your child can get back to building as soon as possible.

K'NEX Thrill Rides

34041 by K'NEX

  • Release date: 09/13/2019
  • Color: Multi
  • Dimensions: 15 x 2 x 11 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer'S Defects
K'NEX Thrill Rides
  • Build it: build a working roller coaster in a new miniaturized scale and awesome shark-themed graphics! Perfect for builders ages 7 and up
  • Blast it: the new battery-powered, high-speed blaster motor shoots the coaster car screaming through twists and turns, past the sharks and back to safety!
  • Stem learning fun: building with K'NEX helps strengthen fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and spatial awareness; putting them on a path towards a greater understanding of STEM subjects.
  • K'NEX rods and connectors are responsibly made in America at a landfill-free, zero-waste green manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
  • Age Mfg Minimum: 84 Months

K’NEX Education – 👑 Premium Pick

78890 by K'NEX Education

  • Color: Green
  • Weight: 19.44 pounds
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 14.5 x 13 inches
  • Warranty: K'NEX parts are made to last a lifetime of normal use. If you experience a problem, please call us at 888-ABC-KNEX Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. K'NEX Education representatives are happy to assist you.
K’NEX Education
  • BUILDS 13 AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES – Students can make 13 different classic amusement park rides with over 2,200 parts and pieces in this building set
  • FOR AGES 10 AND UP – Ideal for students in grades 5 to 9, this brightly-colored set not only offers enjoyment, but also enhances children’s skills
  • INSTRUCTION MANUAL INCLUDED – This K’NEX toy set includes building instructions and an extensive Teacher’s Guide. It promotes critical thinking, manual learning, and mechanical understanding for children
  • WITH 2,272 K’NEX PARTS – The Amusement Park Experience Set comes with 2,272 K’NEX parts and pieces packaged in three convenient storage bins
  • STEAMagination – It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set

K'NEX Thrill Rides

51056 by K'NEX

  • Release date: 07/01/2018
  • Weight: 1.94 pounds
  • Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 14 inches
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects
K'NEX Thrill Rides
  • OVER 470 PIECES – The K'NEX Cobweb Curse Coaster Building Set contains 473 parts to create a working roller coaster!
  • MOTORIZED CONSTRUCTION TOY – This set features a battery-powered motor that gives life to connected K'NEX rods and pieces
  • Instruction booklet – this set comes with an instruction manual that provides step-by-step images to build the cobweb curse roller coaster. Instructions for a second coaster can be found online

K'NEX 18515 Mecha Strike Roller Coaster Building Set

18515 by K'NEX

  • Weight: 1.68 pounds
  • Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 15 inches
K'NEX 18515 Mecha Strike Roller Coaster Building Set
  • Includes over 575 K'NEX parts and pieces
  • Motorized chain lift
  • Coaster stands over 2 feet high
  • Snake mechanical graphics included
  • Suitable for age 9+

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