There are two standard gifts which at least one child or another – or several – will receive each Christmas. One is toy cars and the other is another set of Mega Bloks. Each of these will then be added to the vast collection which has amassed over the years. Both collections still fall consistently short of the number required for the latest project, whatever it may be, leading to the conclusion that Mega Bloks and toy cars are the two things you can never have enough of.
One thing I do love about Mega Bloks is that they do not need to be kept away from the youngest members of the family and so a large footstool houses many hundreds of the Bloks. If the little crawlers find one under the sofa or defiantly left out in the middle of the carpet there is no panic to dive and grab it out of their little hands before it finds its way to their mouth.
Mike just loves showing the boys how much better his buildings are to theirs. You’ve got to love the father/son competitiveness, don’t you?
Whilst we’ve accumulated a rather extensive collection of primary coloured Bloks we now have two little girls who, though they don’t mind what colour they are currently chewing on, would probably like something a little pink and girlie thrown into the mix.
How lucky for them that Mega Bloks have launched the Lil’ Princess range as part of their new First Builders collection. Perfectly suited for ages 1 to 5, this collection of bright Bloks come along with a sparkling, magical* towers with which your little princess (or their brothers, if they want to ‘show her how it works’) can create and build their own enchanting princess castle.
The imaginative play continues with the two princesses wearing their pop-up tiaras and their little pony with sparkly, detachable wings.
Once playtime is over the whole lot can be packed away into the sturdy storage box in which it comes.
Whilst I thought the set was a lovely alternative for little girls I was a little disappointed to open the relatively large storage box to find quite a small amount of Mega Bloks. Either the box could be smaller or more Bloks could have been provided in this set, I felt.
Regardless of that small gripe, I’m still a fan of Mega Bloks. They last well, are strong, tough and durable and safe and they provide hours of imaginative play. Definitely one of the best all-time toys that everyone in our house would recommend.
More information on the Mega Bloks range can be found at http://www.megabloks.com
*The towers don’t actually make magic – just in case you wondered.