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About K'NEX

Who we are

Founded in 1992, K’NEX, part of the Basic Fun! family of brands, did not set out to become an educational toy company, all we wanted to do was show kids that the only limit to building was the size of their imagination! More than 25 years later, K’NEX prides itself on connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math with imagination. STEAMagination™ can be found in every K’NEX set and with it building dreams become a fun-powered, 3-D reality! Winner of over 430 awards and recognitions, the K’NEX product line has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K’NEX family of brands includes IMAGINE Building Sets, Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education®, Kid K’NEX®, , LINCOLN LOGS® and TINKERTOY® both under license from Hasbro, and more! From the living room to the board room, we are proud to help build the leaders of tomorrow! Join us at

History of K'NEX

What began as a simple rod & connector building set when K’NEX was invented by Joel Glickman in 1992, has grown to include  wheels, pulleys and gears so kids could build vehicles, roller coasters and other innovative creations. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions included in every set make it easy for builders to bring their imaginations to life.
Since 1992, over 42 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system have been made in the United States. In 2018, K'NEX joined the Basic Fun! family of brands.