Name: Franklin

State: TX

Age: 13

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Question and Answer:

When did you start building with K’NEX?
I started building with K’NEX in 2010 when I got my first set (Loopin' Lightning Coaster) for Christmas.

How did you come up with the idea for your winning model?
I wanted to build my biggest roller coaster yet, so I decided to do “The Big Top” (over 7 feet tall) roller coaster.

What has been your most challenging K'NEX creation?
As of Nov 2015, “The Big Top” roller coaster. It is about 8,000 pieces and took about a month to build.

Do you have a favorite past K’NEXpert? If so, who?
Judd (ON), 2012 K’NEXpert.

How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender(s)?
I have two sisters. One older than me - Giselle (15) and one younger than me - Anjelika (12). Do they build K’NEX too? Do you build models together?I build smaller models with my younger sister Anjelika.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K’NEX)?
I enjoy building and playing Minecraft. I also enjoy building and playing Roller Coaster Tycoon. I also enjoy doing Gymnastics.

What is your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subjects in school are Math and Science.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be an Architect or a Roller Coaster Designer.

What is the coolest part about being a K’NEXpert?
The coolest part of being a K’NEXpert is getting my personal Photo Gallery page at

What advice do you have for other kids who want to be a K’NEXpert?
If your creation keeps failing, don’t give up. Keep going, and trying and keep on building. Check out my YouTube channel coaster101 for inspiration.