Name: Laine

State: TX

Age: 7

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Question and Answer:

Winning Model: Sun Fun PlaygroundI was inspired by my brother Kyler who builds all the time. I got the idea for the Sun Fun Playground because I love to play outside. We have a playhouse in our backyard and I love to play on the playground and rock wall at school. I used bricks, micro K'NEX and standard K'NEX a total of 210 pieces. It took me a few days to make. When did you start building with K'NEX?
I started building with K'NEX when I was six. What was your most challenging K'NEX creation?The Sun Fun Playground I built for the contest. Where did you come up with the idea for your winning model?From my playhouse outside and my school playground. Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert, if so who?Yes, my bother Kyler. He builds all the time and inspired me to start building with K'NEX. How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender?I have one brother, Kyler who is 11 years old.

Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?
Yes, he builds with K'NEX all the time (weekly). We build together sometimes.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K'NEX)?
Basketball, gymnastics, & church

What is your favorite subject in school?
Science is my favorite subject.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be an artist and a champion basketball player. What has been the coolest part about being a 2009 K'NEXpert?Going to New York City has been the coolest part. I had a great time visiting all the sights and meeting other K'NEXpert winners.