Review: K’Nex Mighty Makers Home Designer {& Giveaway!}

by Mackenzie on November 3, 2015


Recently I was asked by K’Nex to review one of their Mighty Makers set, Home Designer. As a mom of three girls I was very excited to try this set and had even looked at them in the store so my girls and I spent an afternoon exploring this amazing set!

By the way…K’Nex sets are on sale 50% off today only, November 3rd!!!!

My Thoughts

Right from the start I noticed this was definitely made for older girls. Even my 9 year old had trouble understanding all the pieces and how they fit together. I spent about one and a half hours putting together both houses. I loved that there were TWO houses and two people to play with in addition to little house accessories. It meant my two oldest could play together and not fight over the product.

Everything is made to be put together even the people. While the house is well constructed the people never stayed together. This is definitely one area I would suggest K’Nex make the people all one piece versus individual hands, heads, hair, legs, arms and body. It made the girls frustrated when they would play and a foot would fall off, even after I secured it in place. The amount of pieces to make a corner also seemed too difficult. It would take two half circles to make a corner which seemed overly difficult from the instructions. Again I would suggest to K’Nex to simplify this feature.

However, after all the time put into making the houses and reading the instructions I will admit this is one awesome product. It truly makes the girls (or the parent!) think like an engineer. You have to look at the instructions, visualize how the pieces fit together and what the final product will look like.  It really is a great toy and tool to touch upon STEM and get girls interested in engineering.

Therefore I highly recommend K’Nex Mighty Makers Home Designer!








About The Product

Build your dream house from the ground up with Brianna and Sophia in the Home Designer™ Building Set. Sophia loves building, while Brianna helps with the finishing touches of the interior. These best friends are a dynamic duo when it comes to building and decorating houses. Help them build different styles of houses – a colonial, a brownstone, and a ranch. Decorate the houses using the included accessories and make their home, your home with the Home Designer™ Building Set from Mighty Makers®. Most models can be built one at a time.


  • Includes 433 K’NEX parts and pieces
  • Build and decorate with Brianna and Sophia
  • Accessories include flowers and flower pots, chairs, tables, lamps, blue prints, graphic panels and more
  • Includes instructions for three different architecture themed builds
  • Mighty Makers® Card challenges builder to explore additional architecture concepts
  • For Ages 7+

K’NEX is the next generation of construction sets. It inspires creativity, builds self-confidence and encourages interaction among children and parents. The possibilities are endless!

K’NEX Brands, L.P. is a privately held company, with the headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Today, K’NEX is the most innovative and fastest growing construction toy company. Internationally, K’NEX products are distributed in over 30 countries. K’NEX Brands is also proud to distribute Lincoln Logs in the North America.

Be sure to check out K’Nex online and on Facebook to learn more about the other K’Nex products available!

Giveaway Details:

What: K’Nex Mighty Makers Home Designer
Who: Open to US residents only
End Date: November 10, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

Please note. You MUST remain a follower of the blog for the entire giveaway. When the winner is chosen I do check Facebook, Twitter, etc. to make sure the entry is valid. Any non-valid entries are eliminated.

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Disclaimer: The Centsible Family was provided a K’Nex Mighty Makers Home Designer for a review in addition to one to giveaway. No other compensation was given. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.

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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist and lives in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and working outside! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.


Audra O'Hara November 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm

This would be for my daughter. She loves to build, so I think this would make a great Christmas present!

Erin Ellis November 4, 2015 at 10:28 am

My two daughters would LOVE this! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

Tammy Horn November 5, 2015 at 2:07 pm

I would give this to my niece. She loves K’Nex building sets and this would be so much fun for her.

Tracie Cooper November 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

My niece Makenna would love this!

charlene November 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm

I would give this to my niece she is only 6 but I am sure my 15 year old will be more than happy to help her put it together

Jessica Beard November 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

I’d give this set to my niece.

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