It all began one evening when Joel Glickman was playing with straws. That’s right… straws! While sitting at a crowded, noisy wedding Joel began tinkering with some straws and thinking about the possibilities. This dabbling, followed by some innovative product engineering, led to the very popular Rod and Connector building system now available throughout the world.
But this was just the beginning of the K’NEX concept. Soon K’NEX builders were able to add wheels, pulleys and gears to create vehicles and other innovative creations. Easy-to-follow, color-coded instructions, included in every set, made it easy to bring the models to life.
Then came the products that MOVE. From simple mechanical drives to special models with integrated motors, K’NEX products were really going places. This led to programmable control, including the CyberK’NEX concept that allows actions and personalities to be downloaded from the Internet.
New color palettes were introduced for realistic and hot looking vehicles and space models. The new “Street Mods” Cars with light engine line include chrome wheels and parts for even greater realism.
Today K’NEX has won more than 150 International Awards and continues to pace the construction toy worlds with quality and innovation, and maintains this online presence to keep in touch with its users, their parents, and the general community.
K’NEX offers exceptional play value through building and bringing models to life. It inspires creativity, builds self-confidence and encourages interaction among children and parents. The possibilities are endless! Get down to the K’NEXHIBITION at Northgate Shopping Centre, Centre Point, outside the ice Rink, from Wednesday, 13th of December 2006 to Tuesday, 2nd of January 2007 and win!
Guess the number of pieces that are in the K’NEX 2-metre Grand Prix Racer and you could win R500 worth of K’NEX products. The entry fee is R5 and this will be donated to a worthy charity. Get your entry form at the exhibition stand. The draw will take place on Wednesday, 3rd of January 2007. The winner will be notified by phone.