Monday, 23 September 2013

TOMY K'Nex Angry Birds


Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet






























Another range from TOMY that we were really looking forward to review is their K'Nex building sets. Abby loves playing with construction sets since she was 2, and she has even asked for a big construction set for this Christmas! Well she doesn't have to wait until Christmas before she can build something new as TOMY has sent us some of the K'Nex Angry Birds range, which we are really excited about as we (yup, Abby as well) played Angry Birds since they launched the first app and is one of the app games that we still enjoy! Now we can fire our own birds at the cheeky pigs ourselves for real!

We were sent:

K'Nex Angry Birds Hammin' Around Building Set (rrp £29.99)
K'Nex Angry Birds Space - Fire Bomb Bird vs Small Minion Pig (rrp £9.99)
K'Nex Angry Birds Space - Lazer Bird vs Frozen Small Minion Pig (rrp £9.99)


Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet

Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet












Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet
















We first hacked into the Angry Birds Space boxes. We didn't play the Space app, so were really fascinated by their little capes! The birds are satisfyingly big and chunky! The building sets were fairly easy to build, and we soon got to test our our firing skills!

The launcher is quite clever, you clip the birds onto the launcher (2 pins stuck out and fits into the birds' body) and press the "sling" together to fire the birds. They also made full use of the packaging, which is used as part of the target (you place the pig and blocks on top of the box). All parts are fitted loosely for knocking them over, just like in the app! We also love the crystal and space egg decorations!


Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet












Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet

Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet

Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet












Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet
















After warming ourselves up with the Space sets, the full on fun begins when we started on the Hammin' Around Building Set! It includes the King Pig who's the main culprit behind the stolen eggs!

The set is very fun to build, but because of the loose components (for the knock over effect), it was more challenging to keep Clay from taking the built up targets apart! (it's very funny watching his confused expression when he tried to pick up the the car that falls apart!) Once done, it's time for Abby to practise her balancing skills by putting the target set together and balance the pigs (especially the big head King!) on top of the flat but wobbly panels! A cute original red and original yellow bird are included to knock the set over, together with a to-build launcher as well. We also found something really funny! The pigs kept a big chunk of ham in their base haha! Wonder where that came from?!


Angry Birds Merchandise, K'Nex construction, K'Nex Angry Birds PlaySet






























The K'Nex Angry Birds set is really fun to build and play with. The "honeycomb" pieces are very clever, and together with the bricks that has holes in and the connector bars, you can really make a lot of out them in various angles too. And if you collect a few sets together, you can design your own bigger, more challenging target! How awesome is it to see a whole army of pigs and birds together?!

You can now buy the K'Nex Angry Birds range from all good toy stores and Amazon UK. There are lots in the range now, including a Party Smashing set, with pigs in party hats! How cute!


Disclosure: We were sent a selction of toys to review; all opinions are honest and our own