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K'NEX Thunderbolt Strike Roller Coaster™ Building Set

K'NEX Thunderbolt Strike Roller Coaster™ Building Set

Fall 2013 Toys
Ages: 9 & Up
Manufacturer: KNEX Brands
Price: $119.99
Review:

The K'Nex Thunderbolt Strike Roller Coaster is an 893-piece building set that features over seventeen feet of track, two coaster cars, a motorized chain lift, and two figures. At five feet across and three feet tall, the completed coaster is something kids will be proud to build and display. Parents appreciated that K'NEX is still a family owned company that produces all of its toys in the United States.

Building the set is beneficial to a variety of skills including, but not limited to: fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, following of instructions, sequencing, patience, logic, spatial awareness, creative problem solving, creative and imaginative play. Because the set is quite large and somewhat time-consuming to build, it encourages children to work together to build and then enjoy their accomplishment. After children invest so much time into building this coaster, you may wish to clear space for their work to be shown off after it's finished.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
KNEX Brands
http://www.knex.com

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