Name: Benjamin

State: TX

Age: 10

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Question and Answer:

When did you start building with K'NEX?
When I was 3 years old, I started building with Kid K’NEX.

How did you come up with the idea for your winning model?
I was watching an episode of Teen Titans Go about marionette puppets. After the episode, I was inspired to make my own marionette and K’nex worked great for this idea.

What has been your most challenging K'NEX creation?
Making a locking safe.

Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert? If so, who?
No, I did not know there was a K’NEXpert competition until this year.

How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender(s)?
I have one sister who is 14 years old.

Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?

What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K'NEX)?
Building with Legos, playing basketball, and participating on my school’s First Lego League robotics team.

What is your favorite subject in school?
Engineering! (I attend a S.T.E.M. school).

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be a designer at K’NEX or Lego.

What is the coolest part about being a K'NEXpert?
Being able to share my creations.

What advice do you have for other kids who want to be a K’NEXpert?
Start making K’NEX into ordinary objects, don’t get frustrated or give up and keep imagining!