While sitting at a crowded, noisy wedding in 1990, Joel Glickman started tinkering with some straws and began thinking about the possibilities. By 1992 this dabbling, followed by some innovative product engineering, led to the very popular, color-coded rod & connector building system now known as K’NEX. As K’NEX grew, wheels, pulleys and gears were added so that kids could build vehicles, roller coasters and other innovative creations. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions included in every set make it easy for builders to bring their models to life.
K’NEX rods and connectors are manufactured at an eco-friendly manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania, The Rodon Group. While most toys are made overseas, K’NEX remains committed to American design and manufacturing.