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K'NEX Thrill Rides - Light-Up Ferris Wheel

3.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • Includes 525 pieces
  • Builds over 2' high
  • Light Strip with 6 pre-programmed routines
  • Requires 2 AA and 3 AAA batteries/for ages 9+
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

50042 Features: -Introducing a new take on a K'Nex classic the motorized Light-Up Ferris Wheel building set. Inside the wheel, multi-colored lights spin freely to create a dazzling light show. -Set includes 525+ colorful K'Nex pieces, including gears, a motor, and light strip with 6 pre-programmed light routines. Follow the color-coded instructions to build this exciting Ferris Wheel step-by-step. Switch the light strip and motor on and watch the model come to life. As the Ferris Wheel spins, the light strip is geared to quickly spin in the opposite direction, creating a dazzling light show. With 6 pre-programmed settings, the lighting effects can be customized with the push of a button. Light-Up Ferris Wheel is appropriate for builders and thrill ride enthusiasts ages 9 and up. Requires 2 'AA' and 3 'AAA' batteries. Assembly required.

From the Manufacturer

Introducing a new take on a K'NEX classic...the motorized Firestorm Ferris Wheel building set. Inside the wheel, multi-colored lights spin freely to create a dazzling light show! This set includes 525+ colorful K'NEX pieces, including gears, a motor, and light strip with 6 pre-programmed light routines. Follow the color-coded instructions to build this exciting Ferris Wheel step-by-step. Then switch the light strip and motor on and watch the model come to life. As the Ferris Wheel spins, the light strip is geared to quickly spin in the opposite direction, creating a dazzling light show. With 6 pre-programmed settings, the lighting effects can be cusomized with the push of a button. Instructions for a second dynamic model are available on www.knex.com. FireStorm Ferris Wheel is appropriate for builders and thrill ride enthusiasts ages 9 & up. Requires 2 "AA" and 3 "AAA" batteries.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 16 x 3.2 x 14 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B003CYFTPW
Item model number 50042
Manufacturer recommended age 9 - 13 years
Best Sellers Rank #314,091 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#9,550 in Toys & Games > Building & Construction Toys > Building Sets
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3.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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This ferris wheel performs like instructions state.(It does click a couple times before it gets going good.)If the parts are not going together correctly, you maybe missing a step or using a wrong connector.The colors can be a little hard to match. when using the correct parts it fits together perfectly. Had to learn by mistake
You have to follow the directions per the steps given or you will run into problems.I had to go to the pdf file on the internet to see the build closer.This build is much more simple than the cobra's curse dueling coaster.It did overwhelm my 11 year old grandson,but after watching me he was able to take over. This is an awesome project for adult child bonding. This was a Grandma and grandson build.We have built the Cobra curse and the light up Ferris wheel next we are going to build the Octopus Whirl. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT.
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I saw this toy on the discovery channel as one of the few American Made toys successfully competing with the Chinese. Was surprised to see 'Made in China' stamped on the motor, but guess we can't get away from imports completely and am not disappointed in toy because of it. The ferris wheel was easy to construct, directions (color coding) easy to follow. I did have a need to 'jerry rig' the wheel itself to get it aligned properly (some wire to 'stretch out' a little and keep wheel from warping and leaning to the side). All added to fun of building. My only complaint is that motor and color wheel difficult to turn on (too buried in construction) which also makes it very very difficult to change the batteries. Engineering of battery compartments not well thought out in this respect and make maintence/change a great chore, unless of course, the intent was to dis-assemble every time new batteries are required.
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I got this mainly because of the light up feature. Have built alot of K'nex and this was fairly easy but finished is bigger than what I imagined. Only drawback is the that the motor is quite loud which prevents one from having it on for a long period. Really wish that they made quieter motors. May be looking for a replacement. Light show is very nice.
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Bought this as a Christmas gift for my son. We never even got to the actual wheel part because there were many parts missing. We contacted KNEX for the parts and they are sending us the missing parts. If you are missing parts, make sure you send a detailed description and a photo to help them.

Didn't think to return it to the seller because even if they sent us another box, there may be a chance some parts may be missing too.

For the little we put together it was a lot of fun. The directions could be a little better but not to hard to figure out. Cant wait for all the parts to come in!

Probably won't purchase another KNEX product but wouldnt mind receiving them as a gift.
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I bought this for my nephew and it turned out perfectly. Once assembled it is impressive to watch it run.

It was challenging, but do-able. It requires more patience than most 10-year old kids have. Can be good for a boy or girl.

K'Nex don't lend themselves to much creativity, so its best to build what the plans say you can make. Not that I'd discourage that, but I think Legos are a better toy for budding inventors.

K'Nex rock for following a plan and ending up with a cool result.
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it's was a great fun putting this thing together!
it turn out really great, the ferris wheel spins really well and the lighting was perfect~
however, some parts from the instruction was a bit hard to understand.
u really need to focus to not miss anything!!
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I have trouble holding small slippery parts even when I know they are going to spin out of my hands, It helps to have a carpet that collects and holds these parts. as well as having a contrasting color. I had no trouble with this construction, despite my fears before I started. Just looking at the instructions made it seem daunting but the actual construction was a joy and turned simple, the deeper I got into the construction. I have one complaint, the motor is easy to turn on, the light is harder but possible but changing the light action without deconstructing the gears is impossible for me. still, the deconstruction is easy and does not take long., and the reconstruction is a snap. Everything else is fun and a breeze. If the other sets turn out to be so much fun, I am in for a very good time!
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I bought this for my son as a Christmas gift. Assembly was ok and it looks good. However, when we turn it on, it makes this terrible clicking noise, as if the gear are stuck somewhere. The spoke connections to the main wheel are too precarious and come off. The light wheel is loose and does not rotate as fast as the wheel (when wheel does rotate).
I think this is a terrible design flaw on part of Knex. When I analyzed, the noise is not coming because of mis-assembly, it is coming because the motor is too fast compared to the wheel assembly rotating (load is more). So, motor wants to run fast, but the wheel (because of weight) does not, thus creating gear slippage inside the motor. (this is the reason that noise goes down when the wheel picks up speed, because momentum builds up reducing load on the motor). In short, a good toy, worth assembling, but too precarious and not well thought through design. disappointed. I would not recommend this toy to any kid/parents.
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