image017-1When it comes to play, I am all about open ended activities. I’ve been that way my entire life. While my sister was exceptional at building things according to the instructions, I did anything but. I credit my mom for encouraging me to be different, I was never one to color inside the lines. That’s why I was thrilled to receive 2 great open ended toys in the Mail from K’Nex.

The First is Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch. Yep, the toys WE had when we were young and had only 3 TV channels, believed a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles cereal was a decent breakfast and thought keeping a comb in your back pocket was a good idea. The Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch are awesome, they are made with real wood and includes some additional building accessories and a horse and cowboy. For those kids like my sister who want to follow the instructions, there is a step-by-step instruction guide that shows you how to build a ranch, or chuck the guide and let your kids build whatever their hearts desired! the other bonus? Parts come in a newly designed and collectible storage container, so clean-up is quick and easy. Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch  are for kids Ages 3+ It’s available exclusively at Toys “R” Us with a suggested retail price of $39.99.


For kids who like a little more movement with their building there is the

Amazing Value Tub Building Set with 521 (not 520) peices kids have a world of cool  things they can build that spin, pivot, and expand. Many of the peices are small, so this is not toy for kids younger than 7 and I am glad it comes with it’s own container for holsing everything in one place. Like Lincoln Logs, I love this toy because it is open ended and allows for creativity BUT for those kids who like to build things to spec there is a instructions/ideas for 35 unique models including, dragsters, Ferris wheels, dinosaurs, creatures and more The amazing Value Tub Building set is Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us with a suggested retail price $24.99.



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