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K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set

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Product Description

Bring a wave of fun from the ocean to your living room with the new Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set from K'NEX! Build with over 640 K'NEX parts & pieces like rods, connectors and track, and add motorized power to send the silver coaster car twisting and turning through over 19 feet of swirling, non-stop action! Plus, download exclusive instructions to build an incredible second model, the Tsunami Surge Coaster! Ages 9 plus.

Additional Info

928902

17E5AC5C

744476514387

51438

batteries are required (not included)

2.2 pounds

16.1 x 14.1 x 3.4

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Average Customer Rating:

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K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set
 
4.2

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative (18)
  • Fun (16)
  • Durable (12)
  • Colorful (11)
  • Easy to assemble (3)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (6)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (16)
  • Motor skills development (13)
  • Older children (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (13), Stay at home parent (6), Working parent (6), Education oriented (4), Grandparent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Fun but Complicated

We also received the Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set. This is for ages nine and up and my son was so excited to try it out. We loved it, but I have...Read complete review

We also received the Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set. This is for ages nine and up and my son was so excited to try it out. We loved it, but I have to be honest. This one is a little frustrating for kids to complete independently. My son is eleven and he couldn't do it on his own. I tried to help, but even I lost my patience. The tiny pieces are hard to match up and if even one is out of place, it doesn't work at all. Finally, my husband had to get it together for us and it took a few days. Once it was assembled, all my kids LOVED playing with it though and it was definitely worth the extra effort. It stands almost three feet tall. It runs like a real roller coaster, using mechanical pullies that drag the car up the ramp before releasing it down on its thrilling ride. Its amazing watching the cars loop around the tracks. Its definitely a great toy. Just be prepared to have to lend a hand if you get this one for your kids unless they are a little older or have more patience than mine do. Also be sure to clear a large flat service, because it takes up a lot of space.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Tough to Assemble & Not High-Quality

My nine-year-old son, who wants to grow up and become a roller coaster designer, emptied several weeks' worth of allowance out of his wallet in order to purchase this toy. He was excited...Read complete review

My nine-year-old son, who wants to grow up and become a roller coaster designer, emptied several weeks' worth of allowance out of his wallet in order to purchase this toy. He was excited to note that it was for ages 9 and up and, then, extremely disappointed when he realized that it was going to be completely impossible for him to assemble it independently.

There are no written instructions, only pictures, and those pictures are so small that we used a magnifying glass as we sought to ensure that the toy was assembled correctly.

When it finally was completed, we realized that it is shaky and feels fragile. So far (a week after assembly), it's holding steady with only a few minor repairs every time it is used. It's definitely not a toy for rough-and-tumble kids, though!

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3.0

Good for older kids.

By CInCin

from Undisclosed

Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

The kit was missing parts. The instructions could have been better. The parts were hard to put together for small hands. Once together, kids loved.

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4.0

I got this for my 7 year ...

By appaloosastar

from Pennsylvania, United States

Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

I got this for my 7 year old grandson for christmas. I knew that I was gonna have to build it for him. It went together pretty good until I ran out of the gray connector pieces. At the very end we were short 2 pieces to finish up. my grandson was pretty disappointed and so was I. It only took us a few hours to get it together, not sure why everyone is saying a few days. Had we had all the pieces I would have given 5 stars. lets hope on Monday I can get in touch with customer services and get the additional pieces we need. it was fun to do with him

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5.0

Lots of fun

By Jenyfer

from Aurora, CO, United States

Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

Nice and durable. Flexible and easy to play with. Little difficult to build. Colors in the direction is off which makes building difficult. Took a few hours to build.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very fun

By Katmarano

from Florida, United States

Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

I bought this for my son for Christmas. He's only 7, so I had to build it, but he had a blast watching and now enjoys it until the batteries run out. It was quite easy to build once I got used to how the pieces go together etc. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because the last step I realized the set was missing 15 blue rods! KNex customer service was great and mailed the missing pieces, but it was still frustrating. It only took 2 1/2 hours to finish. I dont know why someone said it took days... I'm a mom of two and I stay at home and I figured it out quite easily. :) I fell in love with the set and wish the others weren't so expensive!

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4.0

Great price

By novrain3

from canyon lake,tx

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative
  • Fun

Cons

  • No Problems Yet

Best Uses

  • Imaginative Play

Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

A put together rollercoaster for those that like to build. My son is fourteen years old and enjoyed it. you can bend the structure and make it the way you want.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

great brain exercises with the kids.

By jadas mommy

from miami, fl

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

        You use your imagination it's great fun
        For family time and much more educational than a video game i love it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Tough to Assemble & Not High-Quality

        By Beffy1167

        from South Central Pennsylvania

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Creative

        Cons

        • Difficult Assembly
        • Flimsy
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Imaginative Play

        Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

        My nine-year-old son, who wants to grow up and become a roller coaster designer, emptied several weeks' worth of allowance out of his wallet in order to purchase this toy. He was excited to note that it was for ages 9 and up and, then, extremely disappointed when he realized that it was going to be completely impossible for him to assemble it independently.

        There are no written instructions, only pictures, and those pictures are so small that we used a magnifying glass as we sought to ensure that the toy was assembled correctly.

        When it finally was completed, we realized that it is shaky and feels fragile. So far (a week after assembly), it's holding steady with only a few minor repairs every time it is used. It's definitely not a toy for rough-and-tumble kids, though!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Knex - Educational

        By Michelle

        from Warwick RI

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Durable
        • Fun
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Challenging Assembly

        Best Uses

        • Imaginative Play
        • Motor Skills Development
        • Older Children

        Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

        Although this item takes time and patience, Knex is worth every penny - in my opinion it's as educational as Legos. I had to help my son put this together, but he loves it and really enjoys playing with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good step to becoming creative!

        By marciarn

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Fun

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Too Many Pieces For Me

        Best Uses

        • Imaginative Play
        • Motor Skills Development
        • Older Children
        • You Have To Like To Build

        Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

        My 9 year old grandson loves building projects, and this was a great challenge for him.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        nice and easy

        By garo

        from Ann Arbor, MI, United States

        Comments about K'NEX Typhoon Frenzy Roller Coaster Building Set:

        this is so easy to use that all my toddlers can do it

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