While we’ve pretty much established that Lego is our favorite building material let’s not forget that there are plenty of other great build-and-play style toys out there. One of them is K’NEX and in collaboration with Rovio they’ve just announced a new line of Angry Birds-themed construction sets.
With more than 600 million downloads Angry Birds is undeniably one of the most popular mobile games ever created and the new partnership with K’NEX will pull the feisty avian posse off the smartphone and and throw them into the toy aisle like never before.
“Angry Birds Building Sets from K’NEX will bring Rovio’s popular and recognizable characters to life in a new way,” said Michael Araten, president of K’NEX Brands. “Children of all ages will have the opportunity to build the Angry Birds world they love right in their own home. And just like in the video game, the birds face off against the pigs! I am excited to see how fans will take their digital game skills and use them in the real world!”
The new K’NEX Angry Birds sets will come complete with buildable bird launchers and the menacing green pigs we just love to hate. They won’t be available until Fall 2012, but K’NEX will be giving NY Toy Fair attendees a sneak peek and you can bet the MTV Geek team will be there to fill you in on all the details.