Thursday, January 15, 2015

Have the FUN of a Miniature Golf Course at your Own Home - Product Review #AD

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I remember when I was a young girl we would travel from Ohio to Florida for vacations, almost every year. We did many things on our trips but one thing that I really enjoyed was going to play miniature golf. I enjoyed all of the different courses and the thrill to try and sink a hole-in-one.

Now that I am a mom to three little ones this is something that my children enjoy to do to. We are thankful that we live in Florida and they can be found pretty easily. My children always beg to play miniature golf and we have so much fun while doing it.

Even though my children are ages 11, 9 and 4 this is something that all of them are able to do and have fun at the same time.

I know that many of you probably love playing miniature golf too. What if I told you that you could play it anytime you like?

Well, that is what I told my children and they couldn't believe it. Yes, that is right. We can simply play anytime we like at our home.

K'NEX came out with a brand new miniature golf set and my kids were beyond excited when the box arrived. First off, the box is BIG. We knew this set would take more time to put together than the others so we wanted to get started immediately. We worked on it off and on throughout a weeks time. We tried to build 2 to 3 holes each day.

Even though we live in Florida and do not have to deal with snow during the winter months we do receive a lot of rain though. So it has been tiring for my kids waiting for the weather to cooperate so we can take the set outside. We have a huge driveway and wanted to set all the holes up so they could play a full 9 holes of golf.

What I love about this set though is that you don't have to set them all up together. You can do just one if you like. This is great for those of you that don't have a lot of space in which to set them all up. You can set one or two up at a time and then switch them out.

I honestly thought this set was going to be very difficult to put together. Just the thought of 9 holes seemed to overwhelm me. BUT honestly it was one of the easiest sets we've put together. Just takes a bit more time due to all of the pieces.

This set comes with an instruction booklet in which made it very easy to follow the steps. When I say booklet that is literally what I mean. It is almost as if it is a notebook. You can flip from one page to the next and they include colorful photos showing what you are to do in each step. Each set we have received always comes with a very nice instruction sheet but K'NEX went above and beyond on this booklet. When I took it out I couldn't believe it and my children also made a comment right away on how nice it was.

We have enjoyed this set so much! We allows us to get the whole family involved. The set comes with pieces to build 2 putters. We have extra K'NEX pieces so we built and extra one so each of our children could have one to use. When my husband or I want to play with them I just add some pieces onto the putters to make the handles longer for us.

It also says it is recommended for ages 8+. That is because some of the pieces are on the small size and not recommended for small ages. I have an 11, 9 and 4 year old. My older two children helped build the holes and once we were done we allowed my 4 year old to play as well. Once it is completely assembled I personally feel it is safe for the younger aged children to play and enjoy as well. Just please remember that is just my opinion and it is up to every family on what they feel is comfortable.

Here is a description from the K'NEX site along with pieces that are included:
Build and then play with the K'NEX Mini Golf Building Set! This building set comes with over 3,100 K'NEX rods, connectors and pieces. Build all 9 holes at the same time. After you have completely built the Mini Golf Building Set, use the included four balls and two putters to challenge your family and friends at a fun and exciting game of Mini Golf. Different obstacles and challenges await you on the Mini Golf course. Can you make par?
  • Build 9 holes of Mini Golf, all at the same time
  • Comes with over 3,100 K'NEX parts and pieces
  • Includes 4 balls and 2 putters for multi-person play
  • Play inside or outside!
  • Instructions manual included
  • Recommended for builders ages 8+

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