Based on the highly successful initiative in the US, the K’Nexpert Search competition invites children in three individual age categories from six to 14 years to design a unique and imaginative model built entirely of K’Nex parts.
A winner will be selected in each age group and will win a K’Nex building set bundle and an iPad mini. The UK team has also introduced a Group category which will challenge school classes, Cub, Brownies and engineering clubs to show off their K’Nex building skills to win a £1,000 cash prize.
Eileen Thornton, head of marketing K’Nex UK, explained: “The K’Nexpert Search has proved a highly popular initiative in the US and one that has continued to grow year on year. The incredible structures entered by young US K’Nex fans pay testament to the unique scale building opportunities offered by K’Nex. Our aim in launching this challenge in the UK is to encourage children to get hands on with K’Nex and explore the creative possibilities that only K’Nex can provide.”
Among the judges for the UK K’Nexpert Search is David Church of the Royal British Legion Industries who has over 15 years’ K’Nex building experience. His constructions of note include a life-sized replica of the Grave Digger Monster Truck and the dramatic exoskeleton that features in the new ‘K’Nex Big Thing’ TV commercial.
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