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My opinion on moddifying K'nex pieces

09/10/2013 Modding K'nex and/or using broken pieces is CHEATING more importantly it is unskillful. A K'nex gun should be just that... a "K'nex" gun!

I've noticed a growing number of designs that use modified K'nex pieces that are cut or mangled somehow to get the gun to function or look a certain way. I'm not saying that this is a sin however I would like to challenge each of us to challenge ourselves by building guns that are true K'nex guns with true K'nex unmodified parts. I have been guilty of this once in the past myself so don't take this to heart. All I am asking is this... I am impressed and more inclined to build a gun that doesn't required or include any broken pieces over a gun that requires any. It is a pet peeve of mine because to me the art of building is using what we are given and creating with wit and ingenuity something great! Again I am not condemning people... I only trying to encourage the art of K'nex guns that don't use broken/modified pieces. Lets do our best to clean up our work and build impressive guns without changing the pieces! Thank you to those that build clean keep it up I am excited by the community at large. It is very cool to see everyone's designs I learn from each and everyone of your creations! Keep up the good work, and lets continue to get better!

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Knex Lego Maniac (author) 3 years ago
09/10/2013 Modding K'nex and/or using broken pieces is CHEATING more importantly it is unskillful. A K'nex gun should be just that... a "K'nex" gun!
Bartboy3 years ago
Hey! You still check ibles? Awesome.

I agree with you, the challenge is what makes it amazing!
Knex Lego Maniac (author)  Bartboy3 years ago
Like!
I don't use Ibles much, but I check reddit many times a day.
You should join /r/knex!
No one uses that....the whole community is here and KI.
Am aware.
But anything that does get posted gets seen by 50+ people who are pretty interested...
I agree, I will only use a broken piece if its already broken (I have a too many dark grey clips where the middle join has fractured)
Mace!3 years ago
Magnum, I remember.
Knex Lego Maniac (author)  Mace!3 years ago
not proud hence one of several reasons I never posted it
Also your original gun, however that wasn't necessary.
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