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the new knex- good or bad? Answered

recently after visiting a toy shop I noticed a strange new range of kits made of knex. they featured lego-like bricks and panels. so I guess the question is... whats going on and do we like them? please feel free to leave your views and comments.

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sprout_less (author)2009-09-14

They suck its just a copy of lego

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Sprout_less, I totally agree with you. Even all knex fans who hate the micro parts and bricks should listen to this. If you want knex to stop making dumb parts, then try to email knex. Their email address is..........

email@knex.com
Oh and by the way, I support the old knex pieces. And please check out my profile to see my instructables and slideshows. And please suscribe to me. :)

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0922997 (author)2010-10-28

The bricks are taking over. I just bought the 550 piece K'nex value tub and it's half bricks. Out of 550 pieces, 66 are 2x4 bricks. This is what you get if you stack together all the 2x4 bricks from just the 550 piece value tub alone:

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k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) (author)2010-10-17

you must buy as many normal knex off ebay before everything is only bricks and micro

(sorry my english is xtremely bad i'm from holland)<:-(

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I_am_Canadian (author)2008-08-25
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Its like knex trying to be lego

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And for anyone small enough to be interested in mini knex, it would have an extreme choking hazard, one of the rods could easily be breathed in. And on the other side of things, kids older, like us have no use for the silly pieces, as can be seen by these comments. You would think that if knex would try to branch of into a new business, like the mini/bricks, they would only test small quanities to test popularity, while keeping the proven product in production, instead of diving face first into a new business venture, and nearly stopping production of the proven design. Maybe it is possible to make a mold and to melt the mini knex down...

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Dood..... You should have waited for it to be 2 years.

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I_am_Canadian (author)2008-08-25

I personally really hate it. Knex is trying way to hard. Now they are coming up with Knex bricks, Micro knex, And premade specialty parts, such as the tubes used in big air ball tower and corkscrew canyon. I don't like it, but that's just me.

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Lowney (author)I_am_Canadian2009-09-27

I'd love to see your big cannon in micro k'nex!

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I_am_Canadian (author)Lowney2009-09-27

T'would be interesting, indeed.

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well, i find the tubes ok, as it was the only way to launch the ball up to the top using air.

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I think that whole set is a fail. Little origonal knex, requires special tubing and a huge noisy motor, and is not as entertaining as a lot of other ball towers. Thats just my epinoin.

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ya, i have two of them, one my dad got off of ebay for the pieces but if i wanted to i could make a cool one using the motors. i had the idea to use the air motor in there to create a pressure cannon. i don't think that the big air ball tower used tubing the coasters used but i could be wrong.

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Yeah, I thought of making a pitching machine with that when I first saw it... with a knex bat... :-)

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thats a good idea, though you would need around 20 motors to get enough torque to hit the ball.

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KnexFreek (author)dsman1952762009-09-25

nah 20 for the speed +torque

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Yeah, mabey a gatling config? You load all the rounds beforehand.

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Shadowman39 (author)dsman1952762009-09-14

Big Air Ball Tower does use the tubing that roller coasters used.

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I don't like that set because I could never get it to work well. I always had to adjust the flexi-tubes, and the top section holding the path separators didn't have enough support. I wasted $100.00 on that set :-(

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:-0 100 Bucks? LoL, I doubt I'd through $30 at that set. Hows Cataclysm coming about?

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Good, I'm almost finished with the lift (I'm a very slow builder). I got it for 100 dollars because that's how much it was from Knex.com, and I didn't khow about eBay (I was 10 years old when I got it). Many Knex sets are overpriced, like Lava Launch Coaster; it's $75, and it has only micro pieces.

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KnexFreek (author)I_am_Canadian2009-09-25

no i hate them too knex is knex not lego theres a diff

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insanecreator92 (author)2009-09-26

They suck because there to small.

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Knex_Gun_Builder (author)2008-08-25

no they still have some normal knex sets. and ebay does have alot of normal knex

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Yeah I know the only one knex sells is the $500.00.

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good. you could buy the pieces separately on knex.com but that isnt good for your money.

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benboy207 (author)2008-08-31

pretty soon there are gonna be lego rods and connectors

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Shadowman39 (author)Abominatus2009-09-14

Those are Technic pieces, which were introduced in 1984.

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Kiteman (author)2008-08-25

Definitely "good" - it will allow people to combine Lego and K'NEX much more smoothly.

I foresee great things.

(K'NEX brick range)

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TheDunkis (author)Kiteman2008-08-25

Kiteman Dictionary
great things- Anything non gun realted.

And yes I have to agree with him now we can combine the powers of lego and knex to make god knows what.

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NYPA (author)TheDunkis2009-09-14

Lego bricks has been around for over 25 years. knex and lego are there own separate things. it should STAY like that.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2008-11-11

no, knex copied lego, making the company look bad and viccies quote on what a lego spokesperson said about knex more true

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TheDunkis (author)DJ Radio2008-11-12

Lol knex look bad? Lego copied mega blocks the last thing they should do is scold knex.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2008-11-12

lego didnt copy mega blocks, they modded the bricks to stick better, and they have parts that mega blocks doesnt own

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TheDunkis (author)DJ Radio2008-11-12

Woops thinking about something else. Lol well I could still say just as easily that knex has parts that neither lego or megablocks have. Personally I still prefer lego but I still see the possibilities of combining both.

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builder968 (author)TheDunkis2008-09-07

i know. we will destroy everyone (besides us knex gunners)!!!!! lol

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whatsisface (author)TheDunkis2008-08-25

I think the Kiteman dictionary would be spelt correctly.

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TheDunkis (author)whatsisface2008-08-25

Obviously because he is perfect and makes no mistakes on accident...

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2008-11-11

no, it just makes knex look bad because it looks like knex is copying lego.......

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dsman195276 (author)Kiteman2008-08-27

definitely bad. the bricks combined with the mini knex just way to many random pieces. the rod lengths are different, not to mention that there different colors. the bricks will just come out with thousands of custom pieces.

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novakfor3 (author)2009-09-14

What a useless waste of time for the engineers on the K'nex team... I mean, come on, people are gonna think that K'nex is copying Lego! Dumb...

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The_Lost_Carrot (author)2009-09-13

i think the idea behind the new bricks is so that you can build with all your construction kits but to be honest i really see why you would want to do that.

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