I was excited to hear about the new K'NEX Sesame Street Building Sets, having grown up watching Sesame Street. There are eleven different building sets to choose from, featuring all your favorite characters from the old 'hood, but I was secretly hoping we would get Oscar the Grouch. The fuzzy green curmudgeon was always my favorite Muppet, probably because of our similar dispositions…
When he arrived, courtesy of Team Mom, I was thrilled! Everything you need to build Oscar the Grouch is included in his own personal garbage can, even his pet worm, Slimey! I assumed this would be a toy for Roo (suggested age is 2-5) but 14 month old Jasper was enthralled, too. Of course, Roo enjoyed putting the pieces together while Jasper was more into putting all of the pieces into the garbage can and dumping them out again, over and over. Roo also liked the sticker and mini poster/activity sheet that was included.
K'NEX makes some pretty complicated building toys but the K'NEX Sesame Street Building Sets are pared down for younger kids. If you want to build more than just the character pictured, you will need additional sets. Oscar the Grouch is one of the most basic sets but others, like the Cookie Monster & Hooper's Store Building offer more complex modeling opportunities. If your kids love the characters from Sesame Street,
K'NEX Sesame Street Building Sets are sure to be a hit!