Introduction: Make a Dessert Stand Out of K'nex!!!

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Having a party can be a blast!!! Inviting all your friends and family over to share good food, conversation, and entertainment can turn a good day into a great one-unless you have no place to put your food! Your entire party can go sour if you don't have any place to arrange all of the sweet treats you have prepared! Luckily, there is a quick solution; make a dessert stand out of K'nex! Doing so is fast and fun, and it looks good when you have completed it! So if you want to have a great party with delicious desserts on a colorful display stand, let's get started!!!

Step 1: Parts

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You will need: 28 white connectors, 8 blue connectors, 28 yellow connectors, 8 green connectors, 20 grey connectors, 4 red connectors, 117 green rods, 95 white rods, and 2 yellow rods. (310 pieces total).

Step 2: Make the Outer Octagon

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Build a octagon by repeating the pattern "2 yellow connectors, one green," until you have a full frame.

Step 3: Outer Circle: Pieces

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Build 8 of the pieces shown. Make sure they are all identical!

Step 4: Outer Circle: Attach

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Attach the pieces you have just made to the frame where shown. Notice they do not connect yet. When attaching them, make sure they are all facing the same direction!

Step 5: Inner Circle: Pieces

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Make 8 of the pieces shown. Make sure they are all the same!

Step 6: Inner Circle: Attach

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Attach the pieces to the outer circle where shown. Make sure they are all facing the same direction!

Step 7: Base: Frame

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Build the frame of the base, which is shown here.

Step 8: Neckpiece: Bottom Pieces

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Take A blue connector and a grey connector and slide them together. Next, add a green rod to the top. Repeat to get 8 pieces total.

Step 9: Pair Up

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Separate the pieces you just made into pairs. Next, connect each pair with a green rod.

Step 10: Make Sets of Four

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Connect the pairs together to get two four-piece groups.

Step 11: Connect Groups

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Connect the two groups together using white rods.

Step 12: Fill In

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Fill in the spaces in the center using white rods.

Step 13: Attach to Base Frame

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Attach the piece you just completed to the base frame using green rods.

Step 14: Neckpiece: Top Pieces-Ends

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Take two grey connectors and slide them together. Next, add green rods where shown. Repeat to get four pieces. Finally, separate the pieces into two pairs and connect them using green rods.

Step 15: Neckpiece: Top Pieces-Sides

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Build two of the pieces shown, and attach them between the two ends with the green rods facing up.

Step 16: Top Attachment Piece

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Take two grey connectors and slide them together. Repeat to get two pieces. Connect the two pieces you have made with a green rod, and add them to the top of the neckpiece.

Step 17: Complete Neckpiece

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Add the top of the neckpiece to the rest of the base using green rods.

Step 18: Fill in Base

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Fill in all sides of the base EXCEPT the top using white rods.

Step 19: Yellow Rods

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Add yellow rods to each end of the base via the grey connectors as shown.

Step 20: Add Top to Base

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Set the octagonal piece on top of the base.

Step 21: Attach; Green Rods

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Add green rods to the white connectors in the center of the octagon and connect them to the top of the base.

Step 22: Attach; White Rods: Part One

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Add a white rod to provide support where shown.

Step 23: Attach; White Rods: Part Two

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Connect the white connectors on the other side to the base using white rods.

Step 24: Attach; White Rods: Part Three

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Fill in the space with two more white rods.

Step 25: The Stand Is Complete!!!

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Congratulations!!! You have now completed your dessert stand! This is what it should look like.

Step 26: Add Desserts!

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Cover the top with delectable treats!!!

Step 27: Done!!!

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You can now use your K'nex dessert stand!!! Thanks for viewing!!! Have fun with it at your K'nextra special party!!!


OatmealPie (author)2013-09-03

Can I haz dee cookiezz?

nerfrocketeer (author)OatmealPie2013-09-03

No. They have all been eaten by Mr. F. XD

Good job doing the assignment

The Knexer (author)2013-08-13


nerfrocketeer (author)The Knexer2013-09-03

Hmm. Sorry for the late reply, I never got a notification for this comment. Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah...

:-0 You have successfully melded my two favorite things...K'nex and food! ;-D Great job!

Haha thanks!

tall-and-short-83 (author)2013-07-05

How long should it take

To build? About a half hour.

hunter999 (author)2013-07-04

Haha cool, simple and effective! Well done!

nerfrocketeer (author)hunter9992013-07-04


hunter999 (author)nerfrocketeer2013-07-04

Np mate :D

nerfrocketeer (author)hunter9992013-07-04


Pass the cookies please. XD, nice bro. =D

XD thanks!

JonnyBGood (author)2013-06-29

Nice! Now you're thinking outside the box, or in this case the cookie jar! =P
Great idea! Good job becoming featured again!

nerfrocketeer (author)JonnyBGood2013-06-29

Thanks!!! :P

JonnyBGood (author)nerfrocketeer2013-06-29

No prob. Love random stuff and so does the ible community.

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-06-29

Nerf, you're officially the "I build useful objects out of K'nex" guy. Those cookies look pretty good, too. :3

Haha! Thanks! There's more to come! (Those are Chips Ahoy). :3 :P

HollyMann (author)2013-06-29

Wow - great job! Looks stunning!

nerfrocketeer (author)HollyMann2013-06-29

Thanks!!! Thanks for featuring it!!! :D

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