Inspiring the K'NEX generation of STEM talent at the big bang fair

16 November 2016

We love the fact that K’NEX is used in classrooms across the UK to teach children engineering concepts in a fun and engaging way. So, it was only natural that last week we attended The Big Bang Fair 2015, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

Throughout the four day show, we challenged school children to build their own race cars using K’NEX and then proudly display them on our giant screen. Lucky winners were picked each day to take home prizes including K’NEX 70 Model Tubs, Transport Choppers and Four Wheel Drive Vehicles.

Tom, Regan and Harry from Ibstock Community College were crowned as the K’NEX Big Bang Best Builders 2015, after impressing us with a mixture of creativity, design flair, construction skills and teamwork!

During the show, visitors including pupils, teachers and parents were also wowed by the world’s biggest K’NEX build, a life sized replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car. Made from more than 380,000 pieces, the impressive structure is 13.3 metres long and 3.8 metres high, showcasing the incredible building possibilities offered by K’NEX.