(Closed) The Unofficial Instructables 2017 K'NEX Gun Contest!

Greetings, Instructables K'NEX Community! Now it's time for the Unofficial Instructables 2017 K'NEX Gun Contest! I am hosting this contest to hopefully stir up some creativity in the Instructables K'nex Community. There will be five winners, each of which will receive a place in my "Top Five New K'NEX Guns of 2017" collection. I will also post pictures of the winners' guns on this forum topic when the contest is over, and the winners will each receive a custom image "trophy" to put on their profile page if they wish. I will try to build as many of the entered guns as I can, and I will judge them by range, efficiency, accuracy, and innovation.

If you wish to enter in this contest, here are the rules:

1. The K'NEX gun that you wish to enter in the contest has to have been posted to Instructables.com from Jan. 1, 2017 and up. No older entries will be accepted. Also, it must be working. Test your gun out several times before posting it.

2. Your entry must be a fully documented Instructable, with pictures and full instructions, as well as information about the gun. A video would be preferred, but is not necessary. Multiple entries are allowed, but please take your time building your gun.

3. The contest is active from January 16th, 2017 - July 4th, 2017 (Updated). No entries will be accepted unless they meet these deadlines.

4. To enter, you must build a K'NEX gun in 2017 and post it to Instructables.com according to the guidelines listed above. Then, you must provide
a link to your instructable in the comments below. All entries will be posted above once accepted.

Now that the guidelines are clear, get out your K'NEX, awaken your imagination, and start building! I am looking forward to seeing, building, and testing the entries. Hopefully this contest will stir up some creativity in the Instructables K'NEX Community. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this contest, please PM me, or let me know in the comments below.

(Partial credit for pictures goes to CorgiCritter, MechMind7, Seleziona, and dr.richtofen)


"Knex Beretta M9 Pistol" by dynamite_kid

"Knex MP5K" by dynamite_kid

"ZipDart V.2 -- Repeater Slingshot" by Dreamwave

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The Knex Inventor (author) 3 months ago

The winners are:

1st Place: "ZipDart V.2 -- Repeater Slingshot" by Dreamwave

2nd Place: "Knex MP5K" by dynamite_kid

3rd Place: "Knex Beretta M9 Pistol" by dynamite_kid

Congratulations everybody and thank you for participating! Hopefuly we can do this again in the future if you guys want to. Thanks!

Woot :P

Thanks for running this contest, it got me back into this stuff after a bit of a break which was a ton of fun. I look forward to seeing what else comes of this community in the future, and hope that we see more contests going forward

hi dreamwave first I would like to say well done for winning first prize and for the record your gun totally deserved to be first place as it's better than mine. Awesome gun

Thanks! I definitely look forward to seeing your designs evolve with time


dynamite_kid3 months ago

Could you base it on the pictures please if it's easy for you

The Knex Inventor (author)  dynamite_kid3 months ago

Yeah, I will. I'll post the results now. Sorry for the wait, lots going on lately.

dynamite_kid3 months ago

also I know how u feel about stressing about school. I am starting school nextweek

dynamite_kid3 months ago

when are the results due

The Knex Inventor (author)  dynamite_kid3 months ago

Sorry for the long wait, I have been extremely busy with other things and school is starting up soon for me. Unfortunately, I don't think that I will have the time to build these guns and test them, so I could either just close the contest and post no winners, or I could judge the guns based on what I see in the pictures of the gun. Which would you prefer?

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