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.
If you have been following along with my blog for some time now, it will come as no surprise that once again I am thrilled for the opportunity to tell you about the newest set from the Barbie Mega Bloks line. Every one of the Barbie sets that we have purchased and created have been a huge hit with my 6-year-old-daughter. Thanks to Mega Bloks, we were sent another awesome Barbie set for review, and the set certainly came to my rescue last week when my kids were out of their mind with boredom on yet another snow day home from school. (Note to self – I must keep some of these sets on hand for days where the kids need some indoor fun!)
If your child is a Barbie fan, she is sure 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! After many years of listening to my daughter whine that all of the building sets seemed so geared toward boys, I am so thrilled to see such a variety of fun girl-themed building sets from Mega Bloks – and new sets just keep coming and coming.
The newest set we had the chance to create is the Mega Bloks Barbie Build n’ Play Luxe Camper. This 305 piece set contains blocks to create Barbie, her little sister Chelsea, a fun and highly detailed camper that girls can decorate with special stickers to make it all their own, and a bunch of fun accessories such as a fire pit, lounge chair, picnic table, flowers, make-up kit, bunk beds and so much more!Who knew that this little box of goodies could be so packed with hours of building and playtime fun? The parts are so incredibly adorable that I found myself playing along and enjoying the fun as much as my daughter! Best of all, the many detailed parts add to the fun and excitement of creating this special world for Barbie.
Since this is a larger, highly detailed set, my daughter needed quite a bit of assistance putting the set together. Although Barbie is not quite his thing, my son was glad to help put the set together with my daughter, especially since he knew that once it was complete it would get him a little “peace and quiet” while she plays. I was happy to see them playing so nicely together and working as a team while doing so!
As I have mentioned in the past, 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. The mini figures are always a favorite for my daughter and she giggles with glee as she puts them together and begins creating their imaginary world. Now that my daughter has several Barbie Mega Bloks sets, she is really enjoying using various pieces from her sets to interchange with one another, creating even more adventures and experiences with her favorite sets. With so many movable parts and pieces, the imaginative playtime truly is endless.
Mega Bloks building sets are by far one of the favorite toys in our house. Both of my children enjoy the fun and creativity involved in creating these ultra creative play sets and they are always thrilled to enjoy the imaginative play that evolves when they are complete. I love the sense of accomplishment that my children feel whenever they play with Mega Bloks sets. I feel so good as a parent knowing that not only are my kids having fun, but they are also engaging their minds, improving their fine motor skills, and strengthening skills such as patience, teamwork and self esteem as they work together to complete their sets. Their are so many positives that go along with these sets that I also keep them at the top of my gift giving lists for my children as well as friends and family.
I have become such a huge fan of Mega Bloks building sets for so many reasons. The clear and concise directions that come with the set make building the set a pleasant experience for all. Younger children may find that patience can grow weary when building the larger sets since they do take more time to build, so I would suggest taking breaks or just building some parts of the set over a period of hours or days instead of trying to complete the entire set in one sitting. Also, crazy glue works well for keeping together little parts that want to pop off or not stay on completely. If you have infants or young toddlers, beware that these sets have a ton of tiny parts so you will want to be certain that they are kept in an area that is not easily accessible to little ones. Last but not least, the Mega Bloks Barbie Camper retails for about $29.99, making it as affordable as it is fun!
Where were these sets when I was a kid? The way I look at it – you are never too old to enjoy building with Mega Bloks! Here’s to family fun!
Are your children fans of building sets? What do you think of the Mega Bloks Barbie Camper?