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Knex V Lego

what do you like more, or what did you like more as a kid
Lego or Knex
Personally i like lego as i think it looks more realistic and i played for days on end when i was younger, also knex is mainly used for guns and occasionally big buildings, but with lego you can make entire worlds!!

So far its 5 lego / 3 knex


I HAVE LEGOS MINDSTORMS.THEY ARE A PAIN TO CONSTRUCT ANYTHING WITH THEIR SMALL PIECES.
I AM CONSIDERING GETTING KNEX.
I WANT TO BUILD A BRAIDING MACHINE.IT SEEMS THAT IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER WITH KNEX,NOT SO MANY SMALL PARTS TO FOOL WITH.
heatblast4 years ago
I liked k'nex whent I wuz a kid.When I was 5 my mother bought me a k'nex racer set. I never really knew about legos until I was older. I choose k'nex over legos for 2 reasons: 1. k'nex have more advances than legos. 2. k'nex are stronger/sturdier than legos. Unlike k'nex, legos will fall apart,shatter,or break if too much force is applied to them. legos do have more realism than k'nex, but can you make a lego ram gun that shoots rods like k'nex? I don't think so.
People have made tons of operational guns, and from personal experience, legos are much sturdier.
Okay so Lego has its own amusement parks, two different magazines, can be more detailed, has awesome themes like Star Wars and LOTR, it has been around for over 50 years, you can build whatever the heck you want, it has a wider spectrum of building, you can make things color accurate, you can make working robots with Mindstorms, it has it s own sport (FLL) and tons of adult fans.

LEGO+1
didexo1 year ago
hi guys hows it goin
JonnyBGood1 year ago
I don't think one is better than the other really.... Legos offer more of a solid look look while knex give you a good frame for mechanical structure. I have built simple guns out of both; mainly consisting of a clip with a pusher, a barrel, and a ramrod. Knex are a little easier to build a gun out of, this site just proves the point, while legos require more technic pieces (the pieces with holes), and I don't have a lot of those but plenty of regular blocks.
JohnGG1 year ago
I think Kne'x Way out does LEGO for 4 reasons

1. I just think it's great!

2. It is flexable.

3. It is Mobile (Mobile as in you can make plenty of parts that move)

4. You can be more creative with it
didexo2 years ago
Im 12 and i like knex better
=SMART= (author) 5 years ago
GOD DAMMIT PEOPLE LEGO WINS BECAUSE KNEX IT STUPID GOSH !!
amtdude =SMART=5 years ago
knex haters suck and are anoying
=SMART= (author)  amtdude5 years ago
knex fans are 10yrs old
correction: I'm 11
you have 10 year old lego fanboys.
.Lol
Well, there is:
Mepain
Odda
knexpls
KSC
dunkis
Killerk

There are many more too.
I'm 12! not 10!
I was a lego fanboy at 8.  Then I became a knex fan a year ago lol.
You just made me mad very mad!!!
WOOT!!
nfk114 years ago
im 11
floris2burn4 years ago
Lego is constructing a scenery and playing in it. Then lego technic is a bit like k'nex, constructing mechanisms etc. But k'nex is all about structure, mechanism, size. Lego ain't bad, but I love to construct with k'nex.
nfk114 years ago
lego rules
i like 'em both!
lemonie4 years ago
I thought I'd commented on this already, but it seems not. Lego is far superior to K'NEX for most things, but K'NEX has some niche-advantages that Lego cannot bend to fit easily. E.g. large structures without a lot of spend, ball-machines.

Lego guns aren't so popular because you can do so much more with Lego, K'NEX guns are because there isn't that much else a person can do with it that really-rocks.

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sprout_less4 years ago
 Currently Knex is way better but as a kid i think i liked lego more.
yes, you are right.....
bigdylan914 years ago
well ive been a lego fanboy and a knex fanboy but im gonna have to say knex , so its 5 lego- 4 knex
Seleziona4 years ago
liked lego more when i was a kid, but now i like knex waaaaaaaaaa
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better!
fastfur4 years ago
I would have to agree. Lego is what my choice was when I was younger, plus it seems like all anyone knows how to do is build guns with knex anymore. I am more of a thinker. I have mostly knex now, but would rather not build guns, or amusment rides. Those are all we'll andgood for the people who like to build them. I am allot mor int engines and transmissions, boats and cars and things like this. My builds get very large, and complicated so soon hopefully I will have pictures of my full size 16 cylinder engine and transmission. To me it isn't worth posting unless it works as close to the real one as possible. However still would like to have the lego's to build small and complicated at the same time. Would fit the space I build in now.
~KGB~5 years ago
i think lego is better for making houses and buildings, but knex is WAY BETTER for making guns, ball machines, and vehicles.
travw5 years ago
Hmmmm... Can I vote for both?
If not, Knex.
DJ Radio5 years ago
Knex is the best toy in the universe.
Shadowman395 years ago
I like Legos because they are more realistic, but it's easier to make large models out of Knex, like ball machines.
I like Knex better because it's cheaper and easier to build, mostly because they don't have a huge variety of pieces like Lego does. And it's easier to make moving parts with Knex.

Legos are superior. Knex are a pain in the but to use and they don't look realistic at all.
knex for guns and lego for another things like buildings or trains
Ithaca375 years ago
knex
knex
ajleece5 years ago
knex!! i have never seen a LEGOSAYER
Skaptor6 years ago
Lego
knex
ThEoNeS6 years ago
KNEX FTW!
If you want to make a building then Lego but if it has moving parts then knex.
Storm9506 years ago
Knex has bigger and stronger pieces, and websites brimming with instructions for it. But still I favour LEGO!
knex
Plasmana6 years ago
lego
DJ Radio6 years ago
lego
benfoxg6 years ago
knex
ironman696 years ago
Knex
MI66 years ago
Lego is brillinat but so's knex... i think this round has to go to (drum roll).... Lego as a young child, knex now. overall winner is KNEX
xACIDITYx6 years ago
YAY!

LEGO RULEZ!!!111

=SMART= (author) 6 years ago

LEGO WINS

joey25426676 years ago
lego my ego
crestind6 years ago
Hmmm.... If it was Technic VS Knex I'd have a tough time. But it's gotta be K'nex! LEGO is more for non-functional small scale replicas. K'nex is durable and functional.
Agreed, it really depends on what you want to do. If you want a good looking car, then Lego is the way to go. If you want a functioning car that can survive a fair drop, then Knex is what you need. I think that Technic is probably better than knex for things that are small, complex, and robotic in nature. Knex is better for things that will be under great tension. I made a little chicken-like biped with a light on it out of Technics, but when I attempted to port the design to a knex creation, it failed catastrophically. I would have to say Knex, just because I like blowing stuff up.
Doctor What6 years ago
Lego. Because I would pick a piece of used tissue over Knex.
Mepain6 years ago
Lego.
Mepain!! How could you!
Lego superior.K'nex inferior.
He's just artsy. Knex doesn't look as good as Lego.
=SMART= (author)  oodalumps6 years ago
correct
Oh, I see.
=SMART= (author)  Mepain6 years ago
whoop
benthekahn6 years ago
LEGO because you can build moving things with it.
=SMART= (author)  benthekahn6 years ago
haha yea
oodalumps6 years ago
I was never one who appreciated art. Never liked to draw or anything like that. So Lego was quite inferior when compared to Knex, because Knex could build sturdy mechanical things that Lego couldn't. P.S. Friendship bracelet? Is that what it's called? I found it on the floor of a Jeepers years ago and have just worn it ever since. I guess it could stand for the friends I had in Pokemon League before the store I went to closed lol (was at one's birthday party at Jeepers). Yes, I am a major nerd.
i hate art too. we should make a group.
KNEX

Im not all that interested in Static models, which is what lego is (for the most part)

Knex has a lot more oppertunity for working things, And NOT just knex guns. There are so many possibilities.

LEGO

TheDunkis6 years ago
I'd have to go with lego. I only like knex for making moving contraptions and mainly guns. Lego was good for construction mainly because you had more choices. I liked to just run wild. I also got knex when I was younger but I just didn't catch on to it. It was hard to make anything that satisfied me as something out of lego. I only started back up on knex because I like making things that shoot that I can keep reusing and while lego can do the same it get's a lot more technical.
Kiteman6 years ago
I always had Lego. Loads of it, from as far back as I can remember.

My boys both have it, and there's another case-full in the loft waiting for more space to play with.

There wasn't any K'Nex around when I was young, and I tried the boys on it but they never got into it. I don't think K'Nex suits their style of play, imagination and make-believe.

So, no K'Nex chez Kite.
=SMART= (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
I still have a large box of it now :D I always used Lego, once i tried mechano but i didn't have the screwdrivers and the bolts made my hands sore
KentsOkay6 years ago
Lego=more versatile at constructing building worlds etc...
knex=good for stuff that does something (guns and other contraptions)
My pick:

Lego

=SMART= (author)  KentsOkay6 years ago
Good choice :P
=SMART= (author) 6 years ago
anybody??
knex. i have had knex since i was born.
Kunnecks gun

Mom: He said his first words!
ROFL
Hahahahahahahaha
lol
=SMART= (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
:D eheh
lol.