Mega Blocks Barbie and Skylanders Building Sets Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mega Bloks. We received the Mega Bloks sets featured in this post to facilitate this review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell how proud they are of their new creations?

Are your children Mega Bloks fans? If so – boy do I have a treat for you!  Mega Bloks has offered to give away one Mega Bloks Barbie Pool Set just like the one we received to one very lucky Delco Deal Diva reader!  Simply enter via the easy Rafflecopter form below.  Winner will be selected on August 21st. Good Luck!

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  1. Natalie
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    great giveaway, hope we win

  2. OHHHHHH I need this The pool is now my fav!!
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  3. I love megablocks because they keep the kiddo occupied for extended periods 🙂

  4. Rochel S says:

    I love how detailed there sets are! I also love the variety they have for both boys and girls!

  5. My daughter loves her Princess Castle mega blocks

  6. MegaBloks are so fun. That pool set looks amazing!
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  7. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Love That Mega Bloks Brings Creativity To Play Time!

  8. My son has been asking for these, he does not have a set yet but is ready to get started!
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  9. that Barbie would be the perfect gift for my niece’s birthday this month. fingers crossed!
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  10. Sandy VanHoey says:

    What I like is they keep entertained for a long time building. I have to agree, with building both sets in such a short period of time, your son has a gift for sure. Engineer just may be his field and that is awesome! That child has some great talent!

  11. I love that they have so many varieties that you can build a ton of stuff. So perfect for my kids.
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  12. We have yet to try Megabloks, but we love to build!
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  13. We haven’t ventured into Skylanders yet …. Those are next on the list for my 6 year old.
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  14. Looks like a great time was had by all! I love these blocks especially for girls… you never know if you are cultivating the next two engineers!
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  15. I LOVE how big mega blocks are. They are perfect for little hands but won’t go into little mouths!
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  16. my niece would love this she is barbie crazy she does not have anything like this. thankyou, ken

  17. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love how Mega Blocks are fun for kids and parents alike!

  18. I love that the mega blocks pieces lock into each other so you don’t have pieces falling all over the place when you move them.

  19. I love that these are geared towards girls and encourage creativity

  20. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love that they foster creativity in children.

  21. My daughter would love this : )

  22. Austin Baroudi says:

    I love the fact that my daughter spends so much time playing with them. It’s so hard for me to find stuff that she actually sit down and play with and Mega Blocks work wonders for that!

  23. my daughter likes the basic blocks- she loves these things!

  24. Meghan Finley
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    I love that they have given an outlet for girls. I would have loved pink sets like this as a child

  25. very cute sets. Looks like hours of play time in each set. great for imagination and fun.
    I think these will be on a lot of Christmas lists this year.

  26. I love developing the little engineer in my children 🙂
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  27. My girls are obsessed with building sets right now 🙂
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  28. My grandaughters would LOVE these sets.

  29. Nicole Sender says:

    Mega Blocs provide hours of constructive fun!

  30. Sherry Compton says:

    Mega Bloks get kids working together and thinking creatively. It’s amazing some of the things they do as they build and pretend play.

  31. Christina Norton
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    My daughter loves building anything! She would love this 🙂

  32. I love that they have been around forever and that they have started making girls sets!

  33. annie kilbride says:

    How did you get the companies to send you stuff, do you go to Citrus Lane website or some thing else

  34. meggan krawiec
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    I like how long they keep children entertained.

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