Top Building Toys For Kids 2017

For children who love to build and design during playtime, K’nex is a brand that is focused on innovative building skills. From the very simple block building to more advanced moveable creations, this company has a little something for everyone. This goes beyond traditional LEGO designs in that the pieces are not simple clip together blocks.

Top Building Toys For Kids 2017

If your child is a fan of LEGO like toys but is looking for some variety in their designs, then one of the toys below will be a great way to go. As of 2017 they are all recommended on Amazon’s holiday gift guide and are sure to bring hours of entertainment as they bring the structures to life. Not to mention, there are toys for kids of all ages so that they can grow with the brand as they get older.

Each set has a parts guarantee in case anything is missing and broken. These are also great educational toys and many of them are considered STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) approved activities for children of all ages.

Electric Inferno Roller Coaster Building Set

Nothing can be more fun than a giant roller coaster than can actually fit in your living room. This K’Nex Building set contains 639 pieces for your children to create an electric roller coaster. By the end, there is actually a car that can go on the tracks and travel all the through the loops, twists, and turns.

Electric Inferno Roller Coaster Building Set

The entire set up for the ride included in the directions is almost 3 feet tall and even contains a motor and chain lift so that the coaster car can be lifted and placed safely at the starting line. One of the ingenious things about this playset is that multiple types of coasters can be created.

With a little imagination and ingenuity, kids have a chance to work out engineering and design aspects to create a truly marvelous roller coaster. For more practice there are additional design instructions that can be downloaded to create a brand new product. It can be taken down and built up differently over and over again for hours of entertainment.


K’NEX K-Force – Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set

Does your son or daughter enjoy Nerf like toys where they can fire darts at you, their friends, or their siblings? Well this is a new and exciting way to get the same action by allowing children to build their personalized blaster.

K'NEX K-Force – Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set

There are 288 parts and pieces that all click together to create an actual motorized blaster. It is battery operated and can fire up to 10 darts in succession. Even better your kids will love the fact that these darts can travel up to 75 feet which allows for long range play.

The directions in the set show the plans for 7 different blasters so each child can make the one they like the best. Inventive children and those who really like to experiment can also make customized shooters beyond those presented for a truly personalized toy.


LINCOLN LOGS – Lake Union Lodge

Since 1916, Lincoln Logs have been a household favorite among the building toys. Even though there are some very advanced building kits out there on the market now-a-days, this classic toy is still a fantastic gift for anyone within the preschool age.

LINCOLN LOGS – Lake Union Lodge

This is a classic set with 88 pieces and allows children to build the lake union lodge. The logs themselves are made of wood and fit together easily to build entire buildings. There are step by step instructions that are easy for toddlers to follow but also make it easy for you to participate with your child during this process.

The great thing about these beginning sets is that they help to improve fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, engineering imagination, and a better sense of spatial awareness. Included with the logs is a miniature blue mill worker who your child can use to help get wood for the project.


K’NEX Thrill Rides – 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set

If you want something that will keep your child building and creating for quite a while then this is the set you should consider getting him or her. Perfect for boys and girls this is amusement park set actually has the capability to build three different rides.

K'NEX Thrill Rides – 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set

Because only one ride can be built at a time, kids will have to master one ride before they are able to take it apart and move on to another. There are 744 pieces and each ride is battery powered to actually perform some type of movement.

The tallest ride and probably the most recognizable is the Ferris wheel which stands at a whopping three feet. It also spins just like a traditional Ferris wheel would at a fair. All the pieces are super colorful and clip together which reduces the chance of any injuries occurring.

The other two rides include a six seated swing ride which rotates in a circle as well as a boom ride which tips back and forth like a giant see-saw. They can pick their favorite and leave it up to show off to others or continuously create new rides for friends and family.