My toddler is really starting to get into building with his blocks and creating stories - so when Team Mom gave me the opportunity to review the new K'Nex Sesame Street Neighborhood Collection (designed for ages 2-5), I knew he'd put it to the test!
We received the Sesame Street 1-2-3 Brownstone set, which included an Elmo and Cookie Monster figure as well as all the pieces to build the 123 Sesame Street brownstone. The pieces are well-sized for his toddler hands, and he got right down to business putting things together! He instantly recognized the Sesame Street characters, and we had a great time following the instructions - that is, before he took everything apart and started putting Cookie Monster's head everywhere but on his body :)
The Brownstone set has windows that open and close, plus trees (brown poles with pinwheel-like green toppers) and a fire hydrant - he had the two figures peeking out of all the windows, trees growing out of the roof, and I believe the fire hydrant piece became a pinwheel, Cookie monster's body, and a hat for Elmo over the course of the afternoon. The whole set is well-designed for creative play, and we will definitely be adding some of the other sets (like the Police Station or the Ice Cream Truck) to our collection. Our bonus discovery - K'nex is TOTALLY compatible with LEGO Duplo blocks, so he could use the blocks with the sets he already had! The K'Nex seemed to "click" together better than the LEGOs do, so when he builds his "tall towers" they don't keel over - anything that avoids a toddler meltdown is good in my book!
K'Nex sets are available at all major toy retailers.
This is a sponsored post, and I did receive compensation in the form of free product for this review. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. This review reflects my honest opinion based on my experience in using the product, and this post was not edited or reviewed by anyone.