K’NEX Ferris Wheel Set Buying Guide: Build a Complete Amusement Park

Kickstart your creativity and embark on a journey of imagination and entertainment. The K’NEX Ferris Wheel is where construction meets excitement as you bring the vibrant world of amusement parks to life. Challenge yourself to enhance your problem-solving skills and patience. Develop your fine motor skills, logical thinking, and, most importantly, have fun!


As a classroom essential, students will get an understanding of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as they follow the manual and understand the basic principles of structure and design. 


Become immersed in the world of building and designing, and experience the joy of bringing a funfair to life. We’ve got everything from the K’NEX amusement park in a box to the musical Ferris Wheel. Our Ferris Wheel building sets are ideal for aspiring architects and people seeking to further their knowledge and skills. 


Elevate your thrill for creation to new heights with K’NEX carnival rides and Ferris Wheel sets. Some of our sets have over 400 parts, so get ready to start building. If you’re ready to embrace the challenge, heighten your skills, and enhance your love of imagination and problem-solving with a Ferris wheel, K’NEX has got you covered.

K’NEX Ferris Wheels that are currently available

In the world of building, we have various options to fill your creative desires. Whatever your preferences or the level of complexity you’re looking for, we have the right wheel for you. 

Let’s take a look at the models that are currently available:

  1. The K’NEX 3-in-1 Amusement Park Building Set, 9-15 years 
  2. The Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set, 7+
  3. Thrill Rides 6-Foot Ferris Wheel, 16-99 years
  4. K’NEX Architecture: The London Eye Ferris wheel, 9+
  5. K’NEX Limited Partnership Group 2 Packs Ferris Wheel Build Set, 7+

A wide range of people with different skills, interests, and goals can embark on a creative journey and bring a funfair to life. Each model has challenges, styles, and additional features for an exciting and imaginative experience.

We’re going to discuss 2 building sets we’ve tried ourselves. The sets are popular amongst various ages with stand-out features and educational value. We’ve reviewed the K’NEX London Eye in our Architecture page and the K’NEX Amusement Park Building Set on our Swing Rides page. So there is a lot to choose from!

Let’s take a look at them:

K’NEX Thrill Rides 6-Foot Ferris Wheel

Modelnumber: 89790

The awe-inspiring K’NEX Thrill Rides 6-Foot Ferris Wheel is the ideal choice for a wheel that towers above the rest. For the ultimate wheel that allows you to dream big, this wheel provides you with endless entertainment, requiring concentration and focus to achieve the result. Tried and tested by us, we agree that this wheel is the best choice if you’re up for a challenge. 


This K’NEX giant Ferris wheel will put your thinking skills to the test. Suitable for ages 16-99, this wheel allows you to create an exciting funfair from your home. 


Here are some of the critical features of the ambitious model: 

  • Impressive height. Standing to an impressive height of 6-foot, this wheel presents an opportunity to enhance a person’s problem-solving skills and engineering expertise. The giant K’NEX 6-foot Ferris wheel is designed for people who want to challenge themselves and overcome the complexity of the model. 
  • Moving parts. This wheel is equipped with a powered motor that gives movement and adds authenticity. You can build this towering wheel and further your understanding of real-life engineering and the mechanics behind it. 
  • Extra pieces. This wheel comes with 8,551 classic K’NEX pieces to build a roller coaster and enhance your amusement park further. 
  • Development benefits. The set has an instructions manual to help you build this towering Ferris wheel one piece at a time. Enhance your attention to detail, your ability to follow the process, and increase your concentration as you focus on the project. 


We know how much a final result can boost our confidence and how trial and error impacts our learning development. With experience in building this cutting-edge set, we understand the importance of the process and the way it increases focus and attention to detail. Furthermore, we constantly developed our problem-solving skills through trial and error as we often needed to review and rethink the design to complete the set.


Are you up for the building challenge? This set is for you if you’re an aspiring builder, engineer or want to challenge yourself to create the largest imaginative and innovative model.

Value for money:

Recommended age: 16+

K'NEX Thrill Rides 6-Foot Ferris Wheel

K’NEX Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set

Modelnumber: 15408

One of the most popular wheels is the K’NEX Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set which stands out as a creative and captivating building task for people ages 7+. With an innovative design, exciting features, and the colorful fun of a fast, thrilling amusement park, we believe this building set is a great way to develop problem-solving skills and increase concentration.


Here are the key features of the educational toy:

  • Dual-speed motor. Adding a layer of authenticity, this wheel comes with a dual-speed motor that uses rail-driven rotation to spin the wheel in either direction.
  • Moving parts. For an engaging experience, this wheel comes with actual moving parts. With a motorized rail, rods, and connectors, this wheel creates an exciting result that mirrors the movements of an actual wheel. 
  • Educational value. Alongside all the fun, there is a focus on education as concentration, engineering skills, and mechanical design skills are enhanced and understood. Children will gain a fundamental understanding of STEM subjects. 
  • Development benefits. Reading step-by-step instructions and putting the pieces together to create the result enhances a child’s development. They’ll develop their hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness by clicking the parts together. 


We’re passionate about this Ferris Wheel and have first-hand experience assembling this building set. Having built the set ourselves, we understand the importance of its educational value and the hours of fun that you’ll have. From the additional features of moving parts and the significance of enhancing a child’s development, we believe in the benefits this Ferris Wheel provides. 


These building sets are more than just toys but learning journeys that offer the chance to enhance development skills, provide educational value and provide endless enjoyment and entertainment. This would be a great gift for your kids or family members.

Value for money:

Recommended age: 7+

K'NEX Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set

Buyers guide to K’NEX Ferris Wheel to achieve the best results 

To have the best, most enjoyable building experience possible, it’s essential to consider your options to make the right decision. To make an informed choice, consider various factors and determine which is best for you. 


Depending on your preferences, skill level, and aspirations, there will be the right K’NEX Ferris Wheel for you. 


To help you make the right decision, here are some essential factors to consider when buying a building set:

  1. Level of skill. K’NEX caters to a range of skills and abilities. Starting with a simpler model, like the K’NEX Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set, is a good idea if you’re a beginner. By creating a more straightforward design, you’ll achieve results and work towards developing your skillset before moving on to more challenging sets. If you’re an expert eager to challenge yourself, make sure to aim high with more complex and demanding requirements.
  2. Features. The different models come with various features, making each one unique. Consider the movement, the motors, or the options for further building when deciding on the model. If you’re looking for high engagement and an optimized experience, opt for a model with additional features. 
  3. Age. Age plays a significant role in buying a building set because different models are aimed toward certain ages. If you’re buying a present for someone, consider how old they are and the skills they may have. Typically, children 6 and under are too young. The developmental process, the ease of use, and the additional features are all factors that are considered with building sets. For example, the K’NEX Architecture: The London Eye Ferris Wheel is aimed at ages 9 and above.
  4. Space. The amount of available space you have could impact the model you choose. Some models may be more suitable for larger areas, but the smaller designs work well in compact or tight spaces. 
  5. Educational value. The building process offers educational value, like enhancing understanding of engineering, mechanics, arts, and math. Consider what you can learn and develop from the process.
  6. Budget. Different sizes and configurations of the models come in a range of prices. Decide your budget and search for a building set that fits it. 


By considering these factors, you can choose the suitable model for you. Don’t just consider the result; think about the learning process, the skills you’ll gain, and the creativity you’ll experience.

FAQs about K’NEX Ferris Wheels

Before you embark on a journey of creativity, education, and imagination, you might still have questions about the right model. Let’s take a look at some common questions to help you make your decision. 

What age is the K’NEX Ferris Wheel for? 

Our building sets are designed for a variety of ages. The wheels work for different skills and abilities for kids, teenagers, and adults. The range is from 7 upwards and is based on ensuring safety and a positive, creative experience across a broad range of people. 

What’s the most difficult K’NEX Ferris Wheel?

The K’NEX 6-Foot Ferris Wheel is the most challenging model as it’s large and has advanced features like the powered motor and the pieces that allow you to build your roller coaster. The design is complex and is most suitable for more advanced builders. 

What K’NEX Ferris Wheel do we recommend? 

We recommend the Revolution Ferris Wheel because it’s an engaging choice with its colorful pieces, dual-speed motor, developmental benefits, and educational value it provides. When complete, it’s almost 2 feet tall and will keep you occupied, engaged and enhance your building skills.

What’s the best K’NEX Ferris Wheel for adults?

The K’NEX Thrill Rides 6-Foot Ferris Wheel is the best choice for adults seeking excitement and a challenge. This item has advanced features, an intricate design and is an ideal choice for any adults who want to spend their time engaged. Get creative and work towards the end goal while polishing your skills. 


Whether you’re a beginner looking for a new hobby that develops your skills, a parent who wants to enhance their child’s creativity and learning, or you’re looking to engage your mind and further your attention to detail, we’ve got the Ferris wheel for you. Designed to engage your mind and take you on a journey of focus and growth, the models will offer endless thrills and keep you entertained. 


With various models available, choose the one you feel will engage you the most and satisfy you with the result. If this is a new endeavor, begin slowly with a simple model and let your mind adjust to the intricate instructions.


The K’NEX Ferris Wheel reviews speak for themselves, so try it out yourself. Before buying one of the imaginative models, consider your skillset, the features you desire, your age, the amount of space you have, the educational value, and your budget. Then, you can decide on a suitable building set for you. 


K’NEX caters to a wide range of ages, expertise levels and different features to suit your preferences. Improve your fine motor skills, enjoy the experience, and never stop learning with a K’NEX Ferris Wheel.