Break out your K'NEX or other rod and connector sets and start constructing today! This contest is wide open to all types of creations made with toy rods & connectors, or other types of erector-style construction toys. Don't be a square and confuse this contest with the Building Blocks Contest, this is just for those colorful rods and connectors.

There will be special category just for projectiles, so this is your chance to show everyone the correct way to make a true trigger and not a boring old block trigger, or your most awesome gun creation.

What are you waiting for? Start snapping together those plastic pieces and show us what you've got! This contest is open to all types of *rod and connector sets*, from any manufacturer, and modified pieces are acceptable.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), July 1, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, August 12, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Toy Rods and Connectors Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

15 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Best Weapon (1)

One Judges' Prize Best Weapon winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 1, 2013 and Aug 12, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Toy Rods and Connectors Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.