NEVER buy toys by K'nex for your children, for nieces or nephews, for grandchildren, or any child in general. My little brother bought a K'nex roller coaster track with some money he had been saving. Well, we built it with him without counting all of the pieces (I don't know who would do that anyway). And lo and behold, a large portion of the pieces were missing that were necessary of the completion of the track.
Now, you'd think that their customer service would be more than happy to give you the pieces were missing... but NO. Instead, you get a crabby customer service person who will refuse to give you any more pieces until you list the exact number and type of missing pieces. :steam:
I used to play a little with K'nex tracks when I was littler, and I really don't remember having many issues with it, but I should have done a little research online. A quick Google search reveals that MANY people have complained of missing pieces included with K'nex sets. Most of them went out and bought these pieces on their own. My guess is that the customer service people scared them off.
In short, stick to Legos.
/end of ranting announcement... or anouncementy rant?
I understand if this topic gets moved.