My kids absolutely love building sets. My son has been enjoying playing with them for at least 5 or so years now and my 6 year-old daughter just discovered them this year. Combine building with two of their favorites, Barbie and Skylanders and you are sure to get hours of creative fun! Thanks to Mega Bloks, we were sent a few sets for review and they were perfect to keep the kids busy on one of the many rainy days last month.
Barbie fans are going to love the sweet Barbie Mega Bloks building sets featuring Barbie and her friends. Perfect for ages 4 and up, each set is super girly and not only fun to put together but even more fun to play with once they are complete! Do you remember not so long ago when the majority of the buiding toys were geared toward boys? Not anymore – now there is a whole line of Barbie themed Mega Blok sets perfect for all of your girly girls!
First up, my daughter chose to create the Mega Bloks – Barbie – Build ‘n Style Ice Cream Cart. This 74 piece set contains blocks to create Barbie, an ice cream cart, a stand and some ice cream treats! My daughter did need some assistance putting the set together. I will warn that all of these sets have lots of tiny pieces so if you have young toddlers you will want to find a place to build and play where the little ones will not have access to the pieces. I love how the various parts are separately packaged, making it easier to keep the pieces to each part of the set from getting mixed up as they are building. Of course, my daughter’s favorite part was putting Barbie together! At under $10 this makes a cute birthday gift idea for a friend as well! Check out how adorable the set turned out:
Next up my daughter bribed my son to help her with her “super duper” Mega Bloks – Barbie – Build ‘n Style Pool Party. Since spending days at the pool are my kids favorite way to enjoy the summer, my daughter was crazy excited to help put this set together. This 159 piece set creates a pool party that even made me feel a little jealous! Complete with diving board, pool float, boom box, lounge chairs and of course Barbie, there is no doubt Barbie is living the life in her backyard oasis! The details are unbelieveable – from the hot dogs on the grill to the flower beds and pizza, a slide, palm trees and Barbie’s dreamy guy Ken – there are no details missed here. From start to finish, the kids had a blast putting this one together and my daughter has been playing with the pool set non stop since she created it. I love that many of the pieces can be moved around to create different scenes and fun! The imaginative play is endless.
After spending time helping his little sister build her Barbie sets and sending her off to play, my son got down to business building two awesome Mega Bloks Sklyanders sets. I am always absolutely amazed at my son’s building skills – he was finished both sets in under 30 minutes! I joke with him that he is destined to be an engineer one day.
The two sets he created were the 98 piece Troll Tank Gun Down set featuring Flameslinger and the 133 piece Mega Bloks Skylanders Zeppelin Air Ship Assault Building Set featuring Eyebrawl. Both sets contain cool vehicles and real working launchers to “attack” the opponents.
Can you tell how proud they are of their new creations?
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