I am more familiar with the bristle block type of K’NEX. This toy is more Lego like than what I would consider the traditional K’NEX. The instructions are clear. The parts are well made. The little pull back motor seems durable. I don’t see a problem with a normal five year old assembling this toy. I can’t see a seven or eight year old being interested in assembly as I suspect they would find it too easy. It does include a super leaf which I had to Google to see what the heck that is. It is a power-up item that doesn’t seem to have any function except hype. List price is $16.99, $14.99 at Amazon and value wise I think $9.99 would be more realistic. In all fairness though, it is price substantially better than similar Lego kits.
From the vendor:
· Build Mario? in his Glider Kart from Mario? Kart 7
· Pull back motorized action!
· 27 pieces, including super leaf item
· Re-usable ramp package
· Recommended for builders ages 6+