Name: Luke

State: NY

Age: 8

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Question and Answer:

Winning Model: The Hyperspace Bonus RollercoasterI was inspired by seeing another rollercoaster and it gave me the idea to add something like a cork screw. On my rollercoaster I call it an "up and over" right after the big downhill. It took me about 4 weeks to build. I used 2,496 pieces of regular K'NEX. When did you start building with K'NEX?
When I was 4 years old. What was your most challenging K'NEX creation?Most likely the Hyperspace Bonus rollercoaster, but now I am working on a K'NEX cat for Destination Imagination and I think it's quite challenging. Where did you come up with the idea for your winning model?I came up with the idea from the grand prize winner of the 2007 K'NEX competition. Do you have a favorite past K'NEXpert, if so who?I am not so sure about this question. How many siblings do you have? What are their age(s) and gender?I have two siblings: a sister who is 6 years old and a brother who is about to turn 4 years old.

Do they build with K'NEX too? Do you build models together?
My sister builds with the regular K'NEX sometimes, and my brother got his own KID K'NEX set for Christmas.

What are your favorite hobbies (besides building with K'NEX)?
I like spending time with our cat, Thumbelina. I'm not so sure what hobbies that I like doing - I kind of like them all the same.

What is your favorite subject in school?
I like science a lot, but I have a hard time deciding.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I don't think about it that often, but I think I'm going to be a builder. What has been the coolest part about being a 2009 K'NEXpert?What I'm really interested in is the prizes (and going to New York city).