Name: Jacob

State: IL

Age: 8

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Question and Answer:

When did you start building with K’NEX?
When I was 6 years old, we got a Mario Kart set and started building then.

How did you come up with the idea for your winning model?
I thought designing roller coasters was really cool and I thought I would be able to build one with K'NEX.

What has been your most challenging K'NEX creation?
My walker, because it took 3 tries to find a leg design that would work and it was hard to figure out how much weight to make it so it would stay down.

Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert? If so, who?
A boy named Ryan, because he inspired me never give up.

How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender(s)?
I have an older brother who is 10 and a younger sister who is 2.

Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?
My brother builds with me but my sister does not. My brother helps build cool stuff.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K’NEX)?
I like climbing trees, learning about science, being a cub scout, and playing soccer.

What is your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is science.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be an engineer who designs roller coasters.

What is the coolest part about being a K’NEXpert?
The coolest part about being a K’NEXpert is having my own page on the K'NEX web site.

What advice do you have for other kids who want to be a K’NEXpert?
If you don't succeed, try, try, again.