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General Knex Discussion / New Knex Sets (2019)
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:37:11 pm »
There should be some cool new sets upcoming this year (2019)Why? Because Knex - Finally - decided to dedicate a full colour to a complete model!
Some examples:

Project Progress / K'NEX Ball Machine - Death Star II
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:46:37 pm »
Finally some noteworthy progress for my first (and probably last) ball machine...Because with the square pieces of K'NEX I've been trying to make a ball. A big ball. A ball of death and destruction.
The Death Star (II, since it will be open from one side)
It's quite piece-intensive. Here follow some pictures:
  • Hexagons. Nice try. Flexible, but doesn't work. Remains a flat surface.
  • Pentagons! Yay! but how to connect them?
  • Ooh, looks promising... I got a circle now! But there's a hole in the middle.
  • This might work...
  • It does!
  • Backside... I will replace some of the silver 3D connectors with purple ones, otherwise I don't have the pieces  ;D

Project Progress / Thunderbird 1 - WIP
« on: December 15, 2018, 01:06:25 am »
Hi guys,
I know I've been absent for a long time. I hope the video's #1, #2 and #3 about some ideas I have over time, showed you that I'm not dead yet.
Here's two other pictures of my latest project, although also that has been on a break since october. Hope you'll like what I'm building. (Banana for scale)

Any other spaceship requests? I don't do Avengers stuff -_-'  I'm thinking about the Whizzing Arrow 2/3 from Oban Star Racers :D (or another ship from the series in that matter)

Project Progress / K'nex Sports Car
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:19:39 pm »
Long time since I made something that actually works...

This sports car may be small, but features HOG-steering (Hand of God, as seen in many LEGO models). I came up with this idea pretty spontaneously. The rear axle also has a stiff suspension system, featuring a blue flexi rod.

I'm thinking of making the model Yellow/Orange/Red, due to the flexi rods in the front.

General Knex Discussion / Announcement! See GWorks' Models in real life!
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:24:04 pm »
Hi there!

14th of January 2018 a K'NEX-only exhibition in Geel, Belgium is organized

Together with Rollercoaster Builders Jogumpie & Maxlaam, I will show several models there.
I'm trying to bring as much of the following models:
- Millennium Falcon
- Slave I
- Y-wing
- Snowspeeder
- Sebulba's Podracer
- X-wing
- Updated Lambda-Class
- Some Model with Cyber-Knex (Might be the AT-TE)
- Perhaps the non-functional DEMON water ride

Every hour there is a lottery with prizes!

The exhibition is held at:
PC Holvenia
Kapelstraat 16
2440 Geel, Belgium

If you're around, this is your chance to come to an amazing exhibition :D

Entrance fee is €2,50

You can always send me a private message or mail with possible questions


Other Discussions / VOTE: Most beautiful tower - Summer contest 2017
« on: July 16, 2017, 06:07:21 pm »
Please vote on the tower which you think looks the best!
NOTE: Only 1 vote may be made, this vote can't be changed!

May the most beautiful tower win!

News / Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« on: June 11, 2017, 05:37:35 pm »
Dear Builder! Do you want to participate in a K'NEX contest to win cool prizes?

Participate now by building a K'NEX tower consisting of maximum 50 pieces!
The challenge is to make the tower as high as possible, but it must be able to support 4 Large K'NEX wheels on top! (weight: 202 grams / 7.12 ounces, see image below)

  • Maximum use of 50 pieces; this may be any of the pieces pictured below (see 2nd image)
  • The tower must be able to support 4 Large K'NEX wheels for at least 2 minutes
  • Only one submission for every KnexFlux member allowed
  • Submissions must be submitted before the enddate: 15th of July 2017, at 13:00 hours (UTC +01:00 (Amsterdam time))
  • Submissions must be re-buildable by the organisator to validate the design. Clear photos, a video or full instructions must therefore be provided! If this isn't the case, the organisator will let you know and will allow you to update or add extra photos.
  • Submissions must be a Personal Message to @GWorks including photo's and/or links to the video. This can be done with imgur, or any other such site and then in your PM, link to the picture you've made.
    OR: you can send an e-mail to
  • Participants must include at least a total part count, preferably a piece-by-piece count. This will make judging a lot faster.
  • If you don't have 4 Large K'NEX Wheels, you may use a similar weight, but show it in the pictures.
  • First Prize: 20€ (or equivalent in your currency)
  • Second Prize: 10€
  • Third Prize: 5€
  • Most Beautiful tower: Mention in profile (will be selected by public poll after the competition)
  • Strongest tower: Mention in profile
  • Least pieces used: Mention in profile
Testing & Judging:

The towers will be built by @GWorks to validate the design. The towers will be replicated identically.
First the weight on top of the tower will be the required 4 large wheels (202 grams), if the tower passes the test, more wheels will be added, until the tower breaks/falls over.
To show the judging has been done in a fair way, the tests will be filmed and the final result will be put in a video.
It is possible to win both a money-prize and a title-prize.

Important dates:
  • Starting Date: 1st of July 2017
  • End / Closing Date: 15th of July 2017 at 13:00 hours (UTC +01:00)
  • Winners will be announced before: 31st of July 2017
Good luck in the contest, we hope to see your best creations!

Project Progress / New K'NEX Water Ride!
« on: May 13, 2017, 12:47:49 am »
Two days ago, my brother and I have started building a genuine K'NEX water ride!
Here's a picture of the vertical lift:

Tomorrow we're going to test it in a water reservoir, fingers crossed!

Misc / K'NEX Anakin's Podracer
« on: May 05, 2017, 11:20:21 pm »
K'NEX Anakin's Podracer
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In this Instructable I will show you how to make Anakin's Podracer from the Star Wars universe! A podracer is a futuristic racing craft travelling at speeds of up to 1000 km/h (620 mph). Anakin's racer is partly self-built when he was 9 years old. Although fragile, Anakin's podracer is the fastest as seen in the movie.
This model is about 40 cm long, 25 cm wide and 15 cm high. I finished this model a little before Sebulba's Podracer and it's a little smaller. It's not completely accurate to the original, but it's pretty hard because there are only a few yellow pieces. The model took me about 1 week to build and the video took 20 hours of shooting and editing.
The steps are like this:
  • Parts Needed
  • Building the cart
  • Building the Engines & Finishing up

Misc / K'NEX Sebulba's Podracer
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:42:06 am »
K'NEX Sebulba's Podracer
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In this Instructable I will show you how to make Sebulba's Podracer from the Star Wars universe! A podracer is a futuristic racing craft travelling at speeds of up to 1000 km/h (620 mph). Sebulba's racer is highly modified and features (illegal) weapons such as a flamethrower or a buzzsaw.
This model is about 50 cm long, 45 cm wide and 20 cm high. It comes with 2 Solar motors that turn around when sun/a bright lamp shines on one or 2 solar panels. The model took me about 2 weeks to build and 20 hours of video shooting and editing.
The steps are like this:
  • Parts Needed
  • Display Stand + Sebulba's Cockpit
  • Building the Split-X Engines
  • Wiring & Finishing up
Here you can see a video of the model, together with my Anakin's Podracer: [Ible coming soon]

Project Ideas and Help / Many new ideas!
« on: October 22, 2016, 09:14:28 pm »
Hi People!

Currently, I'm on my trip in South America. It's amazing here, but of course I miss my K'NEX. In fact it's so 'bad' that I'm dreaming about constructions  and new things. So here's a list I would like to make after I come back (if I have the time, because returning to Europe will be intense)

In the past I made construction vehicles (Front loader, Fork lift, Bobcat, Towing truck) with Cyber K'NEX and I want to continue this line, but perhaps different versions. One with cyber k'nex, one with common motors, and one without motors, but more internal details.
I was thinking about: Garbage truck, Mini forklift and a Mobile crane

Mechanized structures:
During my trip I went into the longest cable way, and the mechanisms are so intruiging, that I want to try to make it.

Two times before, my brother and I tried to make a water ride, which weren't finished. A new attempt with new mechanisms, real water pumps (we now know where to buy them) and less complex route should make it that it will become finished.

MORE Star Wars!
Well, with the new movies coming, there will be new vehicles and ships to make, so I'll be kept busy with that, haha. But, there's one big thing I would like to make, in a special way. And I'm not sure if people will be able to make it, because it will be big, with lot's of pieces in the same colour.
(If you know what it is... don't spoil it for others please! :) )
I would like to try to make a biped walker (probably an AT-ST, but it's feet will be large

In general:
I hope I will be able to make some smaller models, so that people without many (special) pieces also can try to build my things if they wish to.
Hope you are all fine,



Misc / K'NEX Motorized AT-AT from Star Wars
« on: August 14, 2016, 07:16:40 pm »
K'NEX Motorized AT-AT from Star Wars
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"Fire at target with Maximum Firepower!"
- General Veers
In this Instructable I will show you how to make the All Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) from the Star Wars universe! The AT-AT is a walking vehicle used in assaults. Due to its strong armour it can take many hits. In the movie Luke takes two of them down, with help of the harpoon on the Snowspeeder. I've long wanted to build this model, but wasn't sure if I could get the walking mechanism right.
This model is about 45 cm high, 9 cm wide and 50 cm long. It comes with motor, gears and movable Laser cannons in the head. The model took me about 1 week to build and 10 hours of video shooting and editing.
The steps are like this:
  • Parts Needed
  • Walking Mechanism
  • Building the Head
  • Adding the Head & Armour
  • Building & Adding the Legs
Here you can see a video of the model, together with my Snowspeeder:

Misc / K'NEX Snowspeeder from Star Wars
« on: August 14, 2016, 04:02:54 pm »
K'NEX Snowspeeder from Star Wars
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"Echostation 328... We've spotted Imperial Walkers"
In this instructable I will show you how to build a K'NEX Snowspeeder that can take down those All Terrain Armoured Transports, also known as AT-AT's.
The snowspeeder is a modified version of the Incom T-47 Airspeeder: It has additional armour and lasers. The cooling radiator on the back is insulated against the extreme cold on the planet Hoth.
My K'NEX model is 16.5 cm long and uses only 131 parts and is thereby my smallest Star Wars model that I've built so far. The model has a windshield that can open (but not like in the movie) and Air-brake flaps, to enable very tight turns. Also a Harpoon is positioned in the back, just like in the real aircraft. It was built alongside the AT-AT as can be seen in the video below. Building time was about 2 hours in total.
This instructable will guide you through the following steps:
  • Parts needed to build this model
  • Building the Snowspeeder
  • Building the Display Stand

General Knex Discussion / Instructions for sale?!
« on: August 07, 2016, 01:06:22 pm »
Hello people,

yesterday a friend of mine came to me to ask me something. He himself has a successful youtube channel and website about LEGO Great Ball Contraptions (GBC). After commending my models, he asked me: "Hey, would you consider selling instructions of your models to people? You could earn some money with that"
I told him I didn't believe people would pay for that, as I would never pay for instructions myself. "But, other people really spend money for instructions, believe me, I do it myself", he told me.

Now, I would like to ask you: what do you think about this?
My personal ideology is, that my models should be available to anyone, like freeware. I deliberately post them on Instructables so that people can see and hopefully learn from them or enjoy building them myself. That also pleases me as I don't have the intention to profit from anyone.

However, I would like to earn something with what I like to do. So perhaps a second question:
Would you freely donate a few $/€/£ in a donation pool for the things I make?

Don't worry: My instructions will remain for free. And I don't want to stop making things yet. The list ( ) isn't finished yet ;)
Thanks for reading and I'd be happy to hear your opinion about this!

Misc / K'NEX T-65 X-Wing Starfighter - Star Wars
« on: August 02, 2016, 01:01:04 pm »
K'NEX T-65 X-Wing Starfighter - Star Wars
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"Red 5, standing by"
- Luke Skywalker
Stand by as I will guide you through this instructable how to build your own K'NEX T-65 X-Wing Starfighter from the Star Wars universe! This starfighter was used by the Rebel Alliance against the mighty Empire in many fights including the destroying of the Death Star in A New Hope.
The X-Wing is a very iconic Science Fiction spacecraft, next to the Millennium Falcon, Slave I and the TIE-Fighter which I already made out of K'NEX. This model has movable wings, that can be put into 'attack position' (as can be seen in the movies). To do this, you turn the wheel on top of the body. In front of that wheel is a mock-up R2-D2. A little detail I wanted to add. Furthermore, the windshield can be opened and closed, but there is no actual interior. In each of the following steps I will explain how you can build your own:

  • Parts needed
  • X-Wing Mechanism
  • Front Hull & Cockpit
  • Quadruple X-Wings
  • Display Stand
Each step has an appropriate Star Wars quote to keep the theming right ;)

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