2011 K'NEXperts

Name: Andrew

State: PA

Age: 6


Question and Answer:

When did you start building with K'NEX?
I started building with KID K'NEX when I was 3 years old. Then I started building with my brother's K'NEX sets. I built my first roller coaster, the Junior Screamin' Serpent, when I was 5 yrs.

How did you come up with the idea for your winning model?
I like to play Skeeball at Chuck-E-Cheese and I wanted to build one of my own to play anytime.

What has been your most challenging K'NEX creation?
I've tried to make a few roller coasters from scratch and they are really challenging. It was hard because the roller coaster car didn't have enough power to go through the whole roller coaster.

Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert, if so who?
Kyler who built the robot that shoots out ping pong balls.

How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender?
I have one brother named Ryan who is 11 years old. I also have a sister named Katie who is 21 years old.

Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?
Sometimes, my brother isn't as interested in building with K'NEX as I am. We don't really build together too much.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K'NEX)?
I like building with anything (Lego, Erector sets, etc.), but K'NEX is my favorite! I also like to play kickball, board games and Wii.

What is your favorite subject in school?
Art. I like making crafts and drawing.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a K'NEX designer or someone who writes the instructions for new K'NEX models.

What has been the coolest part about being a 2011 K'NEXpert?
I can't wait to go to the K'NEX headquarters again. I am excited to get more K'NEX sets and money for college!

What advice do you have for other kids who want to be K'NEXperts?
Build something that does a great thing, like something that can lift up a car.