Mega Bloks approached us with their new Barbie range in late August and I jumped at the chance. We’d already bought Littlebit a load of Lego (Mega Bloks biggest rival) for her 4th birthday in September after she was so taken with The Lego Movie.
I loved construction blocks as a child and I think I started playing with them around this age. Littlebit had outgrown her Happyland toys, and love them as we do we wanted to replace them with something a bit more “grown up” but that she could still use her fantastic imagination for role playing, which she loves. Construction blocks seemed like the perfect thing and I’m not fussy on brand.
I have to admit though, that I thought that Mega Bloks were just the larger blocks for toddlers until we received this email. I could see these were blocks that were most definitely not for toddlers. These are very grown up toys (well grown up enough for a 4, going on 14, year old!)
Littlebit is SO into her dolls at the moment, Barbie like dolls mostly, and she’s really enjoyed collecting the Barbies in Kinder Eggs, which are not dissimilar to the dolls in these sets.
I unpacked the first box while she was at play school one day and set up an invitation to play ready for her return. The first set we used was the Mega Bloks Barbie Fab Mansion.
We spent about an hour and a half assembling the first set. It was a bit beyond her capabilities if I’m honest. BUT she loved finding the right pieces for me, using the instructions and passing them over, so it was a lovely joint activity.
And once assembled we had hours and hours of fun playing with it.
We did the same with the other two sets we’d been sent over the next couple of days too. The Mega Bloks Barbie Chelsea Pool Party which sits nicely next to the mansion and The Mega Bloks Barbie Fairy Tree House. Littlebit particularly liked the last one as it has a flying fairy Barbie and a swing too.
Pretty much every other day since Littlebit has got these blocks out and unassembled, reassembled, made her own inventions, chattering away and telling stories as she goes. It’s lovely to watch and listen too and she’s learning as she goes counting the blocks and reciting the colours etc.
They’re really good quality and I can see years of fun creations ahead with this lot. I’m pleased to say they fit with the Lego too and are totally interchangeable. Win!
The Barbie Mega Bloks range are available from Argos and the sets start from £9.99.
This is a review post. We were provided with a Mega Bloks Barbie Fab Mansion, Chelsea Pool Party and Fairy Tree House for review. All opinions are my own.