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K'nex Extreme Ops

Speed to First Woot:
3m 50.669s
First Sucker:
fitzxp
Last Wooter to Woot:
StereoMike
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 42% of Kids Woots
Top 42% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 6% of Kids Woots
Top 9% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 5% first woot
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  • 28% < 10 woots
  • 26% < 25 woots
  • 34% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 4% joined today
  • 1% one week old
  • 2% one month old
  • 23% one year old
  • 70% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 50% bought 1
  • 20% bought 2
  • 28% bought 3

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Quality Posts


mfpmax


quality posts: 4 Private Messages mfpmax

Fireforce Resistance = Road Warrior lol. Tempting too.

pyrochild


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pyrochild

When did K'Nex become another LEGO knockoff?

mroyal43


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mroyal43

Cheaper on Amazon. $11.84 shipped (Prime eligible).

AlexWalsh


quality posts: 5 Private Messages AlexWalsh

At the parent website, Desert Strike is $11.84 and Primeable, Arctic Quest and Jungle Rescue are both $16.97 and Primeable, and Fireforce Resistance is only available in the Fireforce Bundle. It seems that you'll save $3.15 if you have a Prime membership by buying Desert Strike elsewhere. You will save $1.98 each on Arctic Quest and Jungle Rescue if you buy them separately and more if you bundle everything together. Modest savings...


[MOD: We're selling the Desert Command, not Desert Strike.]

spizmar


quality posts: 11 Private Messages spizmar

Sure, you sell 4 different types, but only let us buy 3. Way to rub it in!

dagast2


quality posts: 6 Private Messages dagast2

4 sets, and we can only buy 3 of them? Artic or firestorm? Impossible choice.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1069 Private Messages whatsamattaU
spizmar wrote:Sure, you sell 4 different types, but only let us buy 3. Way to rub it in!



Remember, you can set up a second account with a different email and credit card #. It's like if a husband and wife buy 3 apiece.

jamesbottomtooth


quality posts: 41 Private Messages jamesbottomtooth

looks like legos. is it compatible?
i thought k'nex was about things that looked like stars and snowflakes

mfpmax


quality posts: 4 Private Messages mfpmax
jamesbottomtooth wrote:looks like legos. is it compatible?
i thought k'nex was about things that looked like stars and snowflakes



K'Nex are compatible with LEGOs. I want to say they are the better of compatible LEGO like blocks with MEGABLOKs being second to them.

They still sell the snowflake looking ones too I think, but LEGO-"like" blocks are all the rage or something now.

labyrinthia


quality posts: 14 Private Messages labyrinthia
pyrochild wrote:When did K'Nex become another LEGO knockoff?



My thought, exactly. This is a blatant knock off, I don't see knex incorporated anywhere (which might be cool, because then at least you'd get a few pieces that would cross over), and they even have the same boxy mini figures. I don't think I'll buy, partly just on principle.

kschouten


quality posts: 14 Private Messages kschouten

I was thinking the same thing. We have k'nex at home and love them. They rock in their own right. This is NOT the k'nex we know and love.

ThunderThighs


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K'NEX has branched out.

K'NEX Products now include Tinker Toy and Lincoln Logs.



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mtaviator


quality posts: 4 Private Messages mtaviator

My son is a big fan of toys from a building set manufacurer based in Denmark, due to international copyright laws i can't mention their name, but it starts with L, sounds like an egg in the middle, and ends with O.

Anyway, we also have some of the K'nex "Lego style" sets also. Whoops I said it. Compared to Lego, this is what I would say about them-

K'nex are good quality, and fit well with Legos.

The bricks are slightly chamfered, which makes them not look as good on a model but easier to get apart.

The axle type pieces are a different diameter than Lego, so they aren't completely compatible.

They seem to hold up well over time. We haven't had any pieces wear out.

K'nex has some cool plastic spring pieces for suspension in a lot of their models. No idea if any of these do.



plugray


quality posts: 3 Private Messages plugray

Lego's patent expired after 50 years.
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/21/expired-patent-of-the-day-lego.html
That's why they can make similar bricks. They just can't call them Lego. Nor do they have the big licensing deals.

mkentosh


quality posts: 310 Private Messages mkentosh

So K'nex makes a faux Lego now..interesting

pbradley68


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pbradley68

No real savings. It's the same or cheaper on other sites.

Phoenix3113


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Phoenix3113

L*** took their blocks idea from Kiddicraft, so when you buy a L*** set you aren't so much buying 'the original' you are buying 'the better marketed and financially supported' brick toy.

fredtownward


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fredtownward
jamesbottomtooth wrote:looks like legos. is it compatible?
i thought k'nex was about things that looked like stars and snowflakes



Yes, K'nex building bricks are compatible with Lego bricks.