Question and Answer:
When did you start building with K'NEX?
I started building with K’NEX when I was seven years old.
How did you come up with the idea for your winning model?
I love doing mazes on paper and thought it’d be cool to use K’NEX pieces to make a real maze, where the parts could be changeable.
What has been your most challenging K'NEX creation?
Definitely this Ball Maze. It was tricky getting it to balance and move and tilt in the right ways.
Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert? If so, who?
I can’t pick one. There are so many good builders.
How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender(s)?
I have an awesome brother who is seven. He’s also a K’NEXpert this year!
Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?
Yes, he builds with K’NEX, too. We once built a huge roller coaster together.
What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K'NEX)?
I love playing Minecraft and playing with my dogs.
What is your favorite subject in school?
I love art and math. They are fun!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a landscape architect or a truck driver.
What is the coolest part about being a K'NEXpert?
Getting my whole school’s support was super cool. It has also been fun seeing all of the other creations in the contest.
What advice do you have for other kids who want to be a K’NEXpert?
I say never give up and keep trying. I almost gave up on building my Ball Maze because it was tricky, but I kept trying and look where I am now!