Andrew Babala Honored as a Finalist in This Year’s K’NEXpert Building Contest

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Glenmoore, PA Six Year-Old to be awarded $1,000 Savings Bond from K’NEX Brands

Andrew Babala's Knex Skeeball

The K'NEXpert contest is the highlight of our year

K’NEX Brands, America’s building toy company focused on building worlds kids love, has chosen Andrew Babala as one of seven finalists in the 2011 K’NEXpert Search. The nationwide building contest asks kids ages 5-12 to submit original designs made entirely out of K’NEX pieces. Andrew is six years-old and lives with his parents in Glenmoore, PA.

Andrew won in the 5-6 year-old category for his creation named K’NEX Skeeball Game with Ball Return – a working skeeball game created entirely from K’NEX.

This year, three Grand Prize winners and seven finalists were chosen from three age categories. In addition to Andrew, six other finalists will each be awarded a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond to be put toward their college education. The three Grand Prize winners will each receive a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond for college.

“The K’NEXpert contest is the highlight of our year,” said K’NEX President Michael Araten. “K’NEX fans consistently surpass our expectations with their creativity and innovation, building elaborate works of art that wow even our toy designers,” he said.

K’NEX is the world’s most innovative construction toy company. As the winner of more than 200 international awards, K’NEX encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” The K’NEXpert Search is an annual building contest that asks kids to design an ultra-creative, original model made entirely out of K’NEX parts.

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX seeks to build young minds with its exciting product line and critically acclaimed K’NEX Education program. For more information, please visit


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